Liturgical space

Our gallery is unique as it is within, wrapped up, intertwined with the sanctuary of our church: The Church of the Incarnation. The spaces are one, yet the functions are many. Like many sacred places all over the world and throughout the history of human civilization, our church building is a reminder of thousands of years of history and art. Though it may not look like a traditional church building, it is a special, sacred place. 

How does this work; an art gallery and a place of worship? We believe "churches overflow with stories, not only the central story of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection and the ongoing stories of the liturgical year (in which sacred place and sacred time combine), but many other stories, all of which tell of God's unremittingly merciful love" (The Catholic Imagination, Andrew Greeley).


The imaginative tradition of the Church overflows with stories, especially the stories of the liturgical year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter, the pockets of Ordinary Time throughout). Our gallery hosts a variety of shows that flow with the liturgical seasons, bringing color to the stories of the Christian tradition. These exhibitions are often created by the cadre of in-house artists at our church, but also draw from artists in our community. 

As a rule, some of our liturgical exhibitions may not be open for a public opening reception (those being during Advent and Lent; times of drawing in, slowing down, fasting, and prayer). Though some may not have an opening reception, all of our liturgical exhibits are open for public viewing during regular hours as we share the stories of God's unremittingly merciful love with our community.