Divine Pathways
On view at the Cathedral Oct. 12 2023 - June 2024

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.

Ongoing Exhibitions

  • Highlights of the Fabric

    Get to know the art, glass, stone, and bronze that make up the world’s largest Gothic cathedral.
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  • Look Up! A History of the Dome

    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.
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Currently on View

  • Treasures from the Crypt

    The Treasury of the Cathedral is comprised of an array of ecclesiastical items given to the Cathedral over the past 125 years.
  • The James Parks Morton Interfaith Art Collection

    Throughout 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.

Past Exhibitions

  • Aljoscha: The Miraculous Draught

    Spring 2020 - Summer 2021
    Inspired 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.
  • Celebrating the Harlem Renaissance: James Reese Europe & Michael Cummings

    February 2020
    In 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.