Thursday, August 5, 2010

Upcoming Marxhausen Exhibit

Hey everyone! I'm Abby, the new blogger for this site. I'm a new member of the Center for Liturgical Art team and among other things, one of my main jobs is to put together a show about Marxhausen. This show will focus on his liturgical/religious artwork, and we're especially hoping to feature works Marxy did in churches around the nation. In addition, there will be several pieces from Concordia University's collection.

If you visit the exhibit, not only will you find religious works, but you'll also get to learn about Marxhausen's life, career and unique artistic philosophy. Marxy was known for seeing the beauty in everyday life, and some of his found object works (which display this approach perfectly!) will be included in the exhibit.

The show will open in January in the Wolfram Gallery at the LCMS International Center in Kirkwood, Missouri, right outside St. Louis. Hopefully we'll get to plan some programming too - a talk about Marxy's art, or a showing of one of his movies. That's all still in the works.

For now, keep us in your prayers as we put together this show! It's going to be a great way to celebrate the amazing legacy of Marxhausen's life and his creativity. If you're interested in knowing more about the exhibit, or if you'd like to make a donation to help fund the show, please let me know at