Art & Exhibitions
Art has always had a place in churches. The eye and imagination presenting and interpreting beauty is an act of devotion. Art exhibitions span centuries, celebrating the creativity of 17th century weavers to modern painters and everything in between.
Get to know the art, glass, stone, and bronze that make up the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.
Opened July 12
The dome rising above the Cathedral Crossing is an engineering marvel. Constructed in 1909 in only 15 weeks, using no scaffolding from below, and intended to be only a temporary covering, the dome is a testament to the architectural mastery of the R. Guastavino Company.
Currently on View
OngoingThe Treasury of the Cathedral is comprised of an array of ecclesiastical items given to the Cathedral over the past 125 years.
OngoingThroughout his career, the Very Reverend James Parks Morton, Dean of the Cathedral from 1972–1996 and a passionate proponent of interfaith dialogue, amassed a collection of over 300 pieces of religious art. Dean Morton and Pamela Taylor Morton have generously offered the collection to the Cathedral, selections from which are on rotating view.
Spring 2020 - Summer 2021Inspired by the well known parable in the Gospel of John, Ukrainian-born artist Aljoscha assembles 153 compounded, almost weightless, self-contained sculptures in the form of a large biofuturistic organism, seemingly kept afloat from the ceiling of the Nave by an inner impulse.
February 2020In celebration of the Harlem Renaissance 100 Community Celebration, we spotlight artifacts highlighting James Reese Europe's life as a composer and member of the Harlem-based 369th Infantry during WWI.