Christian Churches

A group of people outside of a church praying because there is no more room inside. The streets are covered with parked cars.
Danny Lyon
The mass meeting in Danville is so crowded that it overflows out into the yard. When word arrives that heavily armed police and an armored vehicle are waiting up the road, the crowd disperses, leaving the SNCC workers to exit last, from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
gelatin silver print on paper
11 x 14 in. ( 27.94 x 35.56 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A photograph of a church destroyed by a bomb. A man in the right foreground points toward an arch.
Henri Cartier-Bresson
World War II Liberation, Limousin, Haute-Vienne, Oradour-sur-Glane, France
gelatin silver print on paper
6 3/8 in x 9 1/2 in (16.19 cm x 24.13 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
A man attaches wires to a wooden pole in the right foreground; humanoid sculptures adorn a pointed roof and chimney on the left. 
Dmitri Baltermants
Electrician, Cuba
gelatin silver print on paper
16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
The scene shows a group of buildings with white colored rooftops. Two buildings rise up in the foreground on the right and left. The right building has a red side with vertical lines hashed into it. The left building has two white triangles on its roof. In the middle ground is a smaller building with a green-domed tower rising up the middle of the composition. A small red figure stands on the white ground to the right of this tower. The background shows the large white rooftop of another building, with small dark rooflines of buildings visible behind it.
Saitō Kiyoshi
Nostalgia (Boston)
color woodblock print on paper
20 7/8 in x 15 1/4 in (53 cm x 38.7 cm);22 in x 28 in (55.88 cm x 71.12 cm);23 7/16 in x 17 1/2 in (59.5 cm x 44.5 cm);15 1/16 in x 18 in (38.3 cm x 45.7 cm)
Gift of the artist
Photograph Album
168 albumen prints mounted in leather bound album
11 15/16 in. x 10 1/8 in. ( 30.4 cm x 25.7 cm )
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
In this photograph, pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages populate the street in front of a two-storied restaurant façade which adjoins a crenellated stone wall in the middle ground.  
Felix Bonfils
Jérusalem, Porte de Jaffa, extérieur
albumen print on paper
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
Giacomo Quarenghi
Elevation and Ground Plan of a Small Temple
graphite, pen and black ink with, blue and brown wash, with ink framing line
19 9/16 in. x 13 3/8 in. ( 49.7 cm x 33.9 cm )
Museum Purchase
A church spire rises in the center of the strongly vertical composition, flanked by a group of tall, thin trees on the left, and a pair of the same trees on the right. Gently rounded mountains rise in the background against a soft blue sky. A stretch of bright green grass dominates the foreground of the composition, and church-goers leave the rustic stone church via a tan-colored path in the middleground.
Henri Martin
La Bastide-du-Vert au Printemps
oil on canvas
48 x 39 1/2 in. ( 121.92 x 100.33 cm )
Bequest from the Estate and Trust of Elise Reeder Olton
A winter scene with a steepled church in the center surrounded by other buildings, including a three-story building on the right hand side. A bird perches on top of the steeple. Snow covers the ground and the trees in front of the church are bare. Pinks, whites, browns and blues dominate the palette.
Maurice Utrillo
L'Englise d'Aulnay-sous-Bois
oil on canvas
30 3/4 x 27 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 78.11 x 68.9 x 8.26 cm )
Bequest from the Estate and Trust of Elise Reeder Olton
This highly detailed drawing in a vertical format depicts the interior of a gothic cathedral looking up at the soaring rib-vaulted ceiling. It appears as though every brick and architectural detail is rendered. The image provides a view into the choir and a transept to the right, which is decorated with a very ornate rose window. <br />
John Coney
Beauvais Cathedral
pen and brown ink on extremely fine paper laid down on heavy cream wove paper
17 7/8 in x 13 5/8 in (45.4 cm x 34.61 cm)
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Four onion domes and a tall spire just right of center foreground a view of newly constructed office and apartment buildings. 
Dmitri Baltermants
The new Moscow seen from St. Basil Cathedral
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
The print is a narrow view down a walkway, with buildings rising up on the right and left. The buildings on the right are in shadow, while the buildings on the right are in light. The cathedral in the background is depicted with fainter line work than the rest of the print. In the right foreground is a figure sitting, and other figures walk along the street.
Auguste Louis Lepère
A Walkway by the Cathedral of Beauvais (Une ruelle au pied de la Cathédrale de Beauvais)
etching on Japan paper
11 ¼ in x 8 ⅛ in (28.58 cm x 20.64 cm);14 ½ in x 19 ¼ in (36.83 cm x 48.89 cm)
Gift of Mr. James Shearer, II


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195 Collection Object Sources

Electrician, Cuba (2014/2.307)
Walterskirchen (2008/2.453)
Paestum (2009/2.97)
Temple (1983/1.136)
Village Church (1948/1.59)
Church (2009/1.540)
Trinity Church (1989/1.72)
Church with Tree (2005/1.292)
Church, Coapiaxtla (1971/2.126.2)
Old Church - Burgos (2000/2.143.6)
St. Zeno Verona (1972/2.698)
Tintern Abbey (1984/2.7)
Innsbruck (1995/1.76)
Presbytery, Wells (1980/1.195)
Unknown (1949/1.144F)
Ely Cathedral (1992/2.37)
Louvain (1972/2.515)
Todi (1972/2.649)
San Moise, Venice (1960/2.147)
Siena Cathedral (1993/2.56)
Venice (1932.7)
Window to the Choir (1987/1.174.4)
Rodez Cathedral (1973/1.723)
St. Marks Rome (1972/2.679)
Village (1943.45)
Notre Dame (1940.213)
Farm Landscape (2008/2.381)
Bolton Abbey (2002/1.220)
Glastonbury Abby (1980/1.190)
Newstead Abbey (1976/2.143)
Chester Cathedral (1987/1.328)
Cathedral (2004/1.94)
the cathedral (1954/2.45)
Durham Cathedral (1987/1.331)
Vitre (1972/2.568)

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