Otto Dix Exhibit: Matthäus Evangelium
February 1, 2023 - April 30, 2023
German Expressionist Otto Dix tells the story of the book of Matthew in 33 lithographs, now on display in the Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library. The exhibit will be the subject of a pair of lectures March 19 by Dr. Steven Cody and Dr. David Scaer.
Art Exhibit Poster
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), is pleased to host Matthäus Evangelium, a traveling art exhibit on display in the Wayne and Barbara Kroemer Library through April 30, 2023. In the exhibit, German Expressionist artist Otto Dix boldly recounts the story of the Book of Matthew with 33 lithographs. The cycle commences with an interpretation of the Sacrifice of Isaac as it looks forward to the work of the Savior. The life of Jesus begins with the Adoration of the Magi, then moves through his ministry and focuses on the Passion. Interestingly, Otto Dix ends the series with an image entitled, Go Therefore into the World, acknowledging that the work of the Gospel continues as we proclaim Christ’s redemption. Matthaüs Evangelium includes the 33 lithographs, a signed title page, a self-portrait, and a lithograph poster portraying the artist and a grandchild.
Otto Dix Lectures, March 19, 2023
Sihler Auditorium, CTSFW
Lecture I: German Expressionism and Otto Dix
Dr. Steven Cody, Associate Professor of Art History
Department of Art and Design
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Time: 2 p.m.
Lecture II: Gospel of Matthew
Dr. David Scaer, The David P. Scaer Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
Time: 3 p.m.
The Otto Dix exhibit is sponsored by the Good Shepherd Institute of CTSFW. To view images in this exhibit click here.
To learn more about the artist and to see exhibit viewing times, please see the additional information section below.
Questions about this event?
If you have questions about this event we would be glad to answer them. Please send all questions and inquiries to the contact below.
Dr. Paul Grime
Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Mission
Dean of Spiritual Formation
Dean of the Chapel
Co-Director of Good Shepherd Institute
Phone: (260) 452-2197
Otto Dix (1891 – 1969) is one of the greatest German Expressionist artists of the first half of the 20th century. He was known for his work in the 1920s that focused on those at the margins of society. He was deeply impacted by his service in World War I, and his early work reflects those experiences. His post-World War II work was largely religious in nature. During that time, he produced an important series of expressionist lithographs, now on display at CTSFW, depicting the book of Matthew.
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