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Visual Arts at the Philadelphia Cathedral

Visual Arts at the Philadelphia Cathedral

The Visual Arts Program is an essential component of the mission of the
Philadelphia Cathedral to worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and
to be an agent of Christ’s love.

The Cathedral building itself is a magnificent piece of artwork: blending
Victorian architecture and historically significant stained glass windows
with modern surfaces, contemporary lighting and completely flexible
seating. The nave is one of the most coveted spaces in the city for
displays of painting, photography, and sculpture. Exhibits change with
each liturgical season throughout the year and provide a visual context
for the wide varied of liturgies and cultural programs offered in the

The art exhibits are one of the most important ways that the Cathedral
reaches out to a wide variety of its constituencies, emphasizing the work
of local artists in the congregation, in West Philadelphia, throughout the
City of Philadelphia, and in the five-county Diocese of Philadelphia. The
Philadelphia Chapter of Episcopal Church and the Visual Arts is located
at the Cathedral, through which we draw from Episcopalian artists from
around the country. We work cooperatively with other local arts groups,
galleries, museums and educational institutions.

There is also a growing collection of work that is on revolving display,
including works that have been donated to the permanent collection plus
several works on temporary or semi-permanent loan.

Cathedral Visual Arts Committee

The Rev. Robert L. Tate, Director of Visual Arts
Won Choi, professional sculptor, Philadelphia
Gerard Di Falco, professional artist, former faculty member, Fleisher Art Memorial
John Dowell, professional photographer, Emeritus Professor of Printmaking at Tyler School of Art, Temple University.
Suzanne DuPlantis, semi professional artist, founder and Artistic Director of Lyric Fest
Marie Elcin, professional fabric artist, faculty member, Fleisher Art Memorial, charter middle school teacher
Virginia Maksymowicz, professional sculptor, Professor of Art, Franklin and Marshall University
Deann Mills, professional artists, affiliated with MUSE Gallery
Anne Minich, professional, affiliated with PAFA
Blaise Tobia, professional artist, Professor of Art and Art History, Drexel University



Last Published: January 15, 2018 7:44 PM