Haydn on Tour: A Documentary Exhibition on Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

A primary source for research on luminous historical figures and their work is the collection of documents which they themselves created, such as letters, memoranda, notes, and other original documents in the hand of the historical figure. Other documents, such as letters written to them by colleagues and friends, and commentary and reviews by recognized contemporary critics, can also shed light on milieu, context and contemporary thinking. The exhibit, “Haydn on Tour: A Documentary Exhibition on Joseph Haydn (1732 — 1809),” will bring to the Clark Humanities Museum a collection of selected documents in facsimile from various Haydn archives in Austria. With the support of the Austrian Consulate of Los Angeles, and the international celebrations organized by Haydn 2009, Scripps College and the Clark Museum are among a select small group of venues around the world hosting this exhibit during the 2009 year. Honoring the 200th anniversary of the death of Joseph Haydn, the documents in the exhibit, along with other sources in the Honnold Libraries, will serve as source material for student projects during the spring, 2009, semester.

For further information concerning this exhibition, please contact Professor Michael Lamkin.