3. 17th Century Barberini Tapestries on View at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
A collection of 17th Century Barberini tapestries, many of which were damaged in a fire at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in 2001, have been completely restored, and are now on view in the exhibit, The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome.
Located in three of the side chapels at the Cathedral, the exhibit consists of twelve tapestries depicting scenes from the Bible, and every-day life during that period of time. They are part of a permanent collection belonging to the Cathedral, which were donated in 1890, with the centerpiece of the exhibit is The Life of Christ tapestry set. This is the first time in several decades that the tapestries will be on view.
The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of Baroque Rome is on exhibit at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, through June 25, 2017. A scholarly catalogue written by James G. Harper and Marlene Eidelheit accompanies the exhibit.