The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Art of the Reformation: A Selection

Rembrandt van Rijn, "Christ Preaching (La Petite Tombe)," 1652 (circa), Etching, drypoint and burin on paper, Mr. Peter Licavoli; gift to UAMA, 1982.

The University of Arizona Museum of Art
August 19-December 17, 2017

In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, the UAMA will exhibit nine Old Master prints from its graphic collection that highlight some of the issues encountered by visual artists working during the Reformation era.  Through these works viewers will understand how art was used to shape public opinion about theological debates and their political and social ramifications. Prints by artists such as Pieter Bruegel, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Theodor de Bry illustrate some of the ways these messages were conveyed through biblical stories, portraits, and allegories.

This exhibition is co-curated by Dr. Pia Cuneo, Professor of Art History, and Olivia Miller, Curator of Exhibitions and Education in partnership with the University Libraries Special Collections and Division for Late Medieval & Reformation Studies. For more information on events and programs related to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation visit

Join Curator, Olivia Miller for a tour of the exhibition on Saturday, September 16 at 10:30am. Please RSVP at 626-9899 or .