Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces @ Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge [24 May]

Boston’s Hidden Sacred Spaces


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24
May
18:00 - 19:30

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Mount Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
In addition to the historic churches, temples and mosques that dot the Boston skyline, sacred spaces are hidden around the edges of the city, just out of view. These chapels, meditation spaces and prayer rooms serve a spiritual mission within otherwise secular institutions. Some were designed by well-known architects while others were created informally by people desiring a small retreat. They may be familiar and accessible or truly hidden from public view, but they all invite passers-by to pause, sit for a moment, and reflect. Sociologist Wendy Cadge, architectural historian Alice Friedman, and photographer Randall Armor have documented more than 60 sacred spaces in and around greater Boston and will share their findings in this talk in Story Chapel. Sites include municipal buildings, shopping malls, military installations, schools and universities, health care organizations, prisons, mental health centers, cemeteries, senior living communities and rehabilitation centers. This remarkable project provides a glimpse into the life and history of the city from a sacred edge and an appreciation for what these spaces offer, both literally and symbolically, to residents and visitors alike. Visit the project website at hiddensacredspaces.org

Event cover photo by Randall Armor

Funding for programs has been provided in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
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