An artistic exhibition across Manhattan
February 14 - April 1, 2018
Perspectives on Stations of the Cross
"Why have you forsaken me?"
Jesus’ words from the cross resonate with the anguish felt by many people today. This feeling is especially acute for refugees seeking to come to America and immigrants hoping to stay here. This unique public art project takes visitors on a creative and contemplative journey across Manhattan.
Stations of the Cross weaves through religious as well as secular spaces, from The Cloisters museum to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine to the 9/11 Memorial. Instead of easy answers, Stations aim to provoke the passions: artistically, spiritually, and ethically. We encourage visitors of all faiths and none to take this journey using our custom app, Alight, which offers maps and podcasts from leading artists and thinkers to guide users on their way.
Stations of the Cross has travelled across the world raising awareness for those in need of refuge. It began in London in 2016, with stops including the National Gallery, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral. In 2017, it was held in Washington, D.C., with stops at the National Cathedral, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and adjacent to the Supreme Court. The Stations team is excited to bring its vision to New York.