Photo: Jesse Robert Coffino

Current Exhibitions

NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt
May 10 – May 20

Coinciding with The Congregation of St. Saviour’s support of the 2018 New York City AIDS walk, we’re pleased to display three panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Each panel includes the name of a person who had a connection to the Cathedral community’s historic and ongoing connection to the AIDS epidemic: Keith Haring, Robert Joffrey and Gerald Chapman.

Because of the Cathedral’s inclusivity as well as its proximity to St. Luke’s Hospital, we were at the forefront of response to the AIDS crisis in New York. The Cathedral now displays permanently a Book of Remembrance listing the names of people who have died of the disease as well as “The Life of Christ,” a triptych altarpiece that was Keith Haring’s last work before he died.

Learn more about the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Channels of Grace: Selected Icons from the Cathedral

This exhibition from the Cathedral’s permanent collection highlights icons, which reflect the connectedness of the earth, human beings, and God through their materials and style. Since the sixth century A.D., from when the oldest known icons date, a continuum of style has enabled and empowered the icon to serve as a channel of divine grace and conduit for devotion. Like close translations of original texts, icons are based on a primary prototype. Unlike other forms of devotional art, icons are made to adhere as closely as possible to the prototype, from which they derive their power. Centuries of good copying have led to the highly specific, recognizable style associated with icons. Distinct blocks of color, saturated pigments, and gold leaf detailing are among the stylistic elements that make icons pop and shimmer, but their significance transcends beauty.