Old glass from England to shine in New York

February 19, 2014 by  

Starting this month, The Cloisters in New York City will be hosting a show called ‘Radiant Light’, in which they will be displaying stained glass windows from England’s Canterbury Cathedral. This is the first time that these windows have ever left the cathedral, so it will be one of the only opportunities people have to see them without traveling to Canterbury.

Canterbury Cathedral was built in 597 AD, and it was an important religious site throughout the Middle Ages. Geoffrey Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ follows a group of pilgrims traveling to the cathedral, and such pilgrimages were commonplace at the time. The cathedral is still the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is the leader of the Church of England. The stained glass windows were installed in the cathedral between 1178 and 1180, and they are now on tour as the cathedral goes through renovations.

Promoters for this event may want to contact printing companies about creating advertising materials like flyers or posters for this event. Though The Cloisters is located in a remote part of Manhattan, the rarity of the exhibition may attract people from neighborhoods like Long Island City to come out to see these windows while they are on display.

‘Radiant Light’ begins on February 25 and runs until March 18. Recommended admission to The Cloisters is $25.