28 MARCH 2018 / Shared Sacred Sites New York Exhibit at the New York Public Library

On March 27, 2018, the Shared Sacred Sites New York Exhibit opened at the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Morgan Library and Museum, and the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Shared Sacred Sites puts forward a powerful story of cross-faith and cross-cultural co-existence. For centuries Christians, Jews and Muslims have visited and prayed at sanctuaries belonging to their fellow Abrahamic religions, revealing the permeability of the frontiers between religious communities. Despite theological differences, the three religions share a number of features – from beliefs, to rites, to holy figures and to places – which have formed a fertile ground for the sharing of sacred sites. The Shared Sacred Sites project is a contemporary “pilgrimage” in Manhattan, which celebrates the history of tolerance and cross-cultural exchange, with exhibitions and programs.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) provided support for the exhibition of “Shared Sacred Sites in the Balkans and the Mediterranean” in three museums in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The exhibit will run through June 30, 2018. More information can be found here.