• July 2, 2020 - 12:23 PM #MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise - Episode 4

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    In the final episode of our virtual tour on the Portal of Paradise, we look at the figures in the upper rank, which are painted in the style of portal sculptures from the middle ages. Simon Verity, the lead stone carver on the project, mixed the paints himself using the mineral crystals that are mentioned in the Book of Revelation.

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  • June 30, 2020 - 4:10 PM #MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise - Episode 3

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    In the third part of our virtual tour on our facade's Portal of Paradise, we take a look at the figures and basestones on the southern side of the portal, including the apocalyptic New York City scenes that are some of the most talked about and misunderstood carvings in the whole Cathedral, and are continually reminded of how each and every feature comes from the Bible.

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  • June 24, 2020 - 12:58 PM #MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise - Episode 2

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    We continue our four part virtual tour of the Cathedral's Portal of Paradise on the Western Facade with a closer look at the eight figures carved into the north side of the Portal and are reminded that everything we see here comes directly from the Bible.

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  • June 23, 2020 - 10:25 AM #MuseumFromHome: Fatherhood Window

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    Just like in our own lives, fathers take many forms in the Cathedral's stained glass windows. In this #MuseumFromHome virtual tour, we learn where to find the fathers of history and printing as well as take a closer look at the Fatherhood Window, which features Abraham and Joseph.

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  • June 19, 2020 - 11:34 AM St. Alban in the Cathedral

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  • June 16, 2020 - 3:11 PM #MuseumFromHome: Pride Art and Activism

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    Over the years, the Cathedral has used art for activism to push for change in the LGBTQ+ community from our AIDS Memorial to works by Gabriel García Román, Juan Jose Barboza-Gubo & Andrew Mroczek, Cassils and more. This look back also lights a path forward for ways to push for change today.

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  • June 10, 2020 - 12:29 PM #MuseumFromHome: Portal of Paradise - Episode 1

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    The Cathedral's Portal of Paradise on the Western Facade is one of the most seen and most misunderstood features of this great building. In this four part series, senior guide Tom Fedorek takes a closer look at the Portal to get beyond the misconceptions.

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  • May 27, 2020 - 2:26 PM #MuseumFromHome: FDNY Memorial

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    The Cathedral's Firefighter Memorial, built to honor the 12 firefighters who died in the 23rd Street Fire in October 1966, has grown in meaning since its placement in the Cathedral over 40 years ago as new heroic acts and selfless sacrifices deepen our appreciation for these first responders. Director of Public Education and Visitor Services Kristine Pottinger tells us more about the memorial and reflects on its very personal meaning for her in this #MuseumFromHome.

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  • May 20, 2020 - 11:29 AM Museum From Home: Cathedral Subway Station?

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    Have you heard the urban legend that there used to be a subway station under the Cathedral? Senior guide Tom Fedorek looks into how these rumors originated and the very real connection between the Cathedral and the MTA New York City Transit, with special shout outs to Madeleine L'Engle, Grand Central Terminal, and the Bronx Zoo.

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  • May 12, 2020 - 3:35 PM Museum from Home: Memorial to September 11

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    This #MuseumFromHome virtual tour takes a deep dive into the "Memorial to September 11" by Meredith Bergmann, a part of the Cathedral's collection. We learn about the history of the piece, examine some of the details, and understand its context in the Cathedral as well as in centuries of religious art.

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  • May 5, 2020 - 9:37 AM Museum From Home: Life of Christ

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    In honor of what would have been Keith Haring's 62nd birthday, Cathedral educators Danny Berman and Cheryl McGinnis video chatted about one of our most popular pieces: "Life of Christ" by Keith Haring.

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  • April 29, 2020 - 11:20 AM Museum From Home: Medical Bay

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    This bay honors the scientists, nurses, and doctors from the past for their contributions to modern medicine and serves as a reminder for all the medical professionals we continue to honor today.

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  • April 16, 2020 - 4:01 PM Holy Week Pilgrimage: Episode Three

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    Today's stop on the Holy Week Pilgrimage spotlights Jesus' healing miracles as expressed in the Cathedral, including the Medicine Bay, which holds the Cathedral's AIDS Memorial as well as a window depicting both Saint Luke and the page Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine.

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  • April 16, 2020 - 4:03 PM Holy Week Pilgrimage: Episode Four

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    Today on the Holy Week Pilgrimage, we learn more about the rituals of the church--from baptism to funerals--and how, why, and where they are performed.

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  • April 16, 2020 - 4:05 PM Holy Week Pilgrimage: Episode Five

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    We've made it to the end of our Holy Week Pilgrimage! In today's fifth and final episode, we learn about some of the more nuanced parts of The Episcopal Tradition, from why the clergy wear specific colors to why someone is called a "Canon." Thank you for joining us on this journey!

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  • April 16, 2020 - 4:00 PM Holy Week Pilgrimage: Episode Two

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    In today's Holy Week Pilgrimage episode, we enter the Cathedral from the west and start at the beginning—with Jesus' life, learning about the liturgical year and different ways this is represented through the building.

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  • April 16, 2020 - 3:57 PM Holy Week Pilgrimage: Episode One

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    The Cathedral has been called the word in stone and in this Holy Week series, we are brought on a pilgrimage in hopes of discerning meaning of the story of the life and Passion of Christ in the stone and glass and bronze of the Cathedral, as well as in our liturgical practices. In episode one, we see how the story of Palm Sunday is told in the Western Facade of the Cathedral.

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  • April 16, 2020 - 3:54 PM Museum From Home: Vertical Tour

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    It's one of the most talked about experiences at the Cathedral: the Vertical Tour! On this #MuseumFromHome virtual tour, we take you up the spiral staircase inside the Cathedral walls to view stained glass up close, the Cathedral from above, and, finally, a view of our great city from the roof!

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  • April 16, 2020 - 3:52 PM Museum From Home: Cathedral Stained Glass

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    Stained glass is a playground for the sun, and if you've ever visited the Cathedral on a winter afternoon, you know that the combination of sun and glass means apparent rainbows about. The Cathedral's Ruth Whaley explains how light plays an important role in the experience and structure of our building.

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  • April 16, 2020 - 3:50 PM Museum From Home: The Cathedral Close & Peace Fountain

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    Since it might not be appropriate for all of us to celebrate today's #NationalTakeAWalkInTheParkDay, we've created a virtual walk through the Cathedral's Close with a spotlight on Artist in Residence Greg Wyatt's Peace Fountain. Share your favorite parts of the Close in the comments below!

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