The 5th of May 2018 marked the bicentennial of the birth of Karl Marx, the eminent 19th-century thinker. This was the first time that a historic-cultural exhibition is dedicated to his life, his important works and multifaceted activities in the context of his time. Sponsored by the Federal State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the City of Trier, the state exhibition KARL MARX 1818-1883. LIFE. WORK. TIME. was on display in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier and in the City Museum Simeonstift Trier from 5 May to 21 October 2018.