‘The Archbishop and the Architect’

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Cathedral Museum, located in the lower level of The Cathedral of St. Paul re-opened Nov. 20 with a new exhibit, titled “The Archbishop and the Architect.” The exhibit features personal artifacts belonging to Archbishop John Ireland and the architect for the Cathedral, Emmanuel Masqueray. The museum had been closed for the past two months for renovation and reorganization.

Cathedral Drawings

Artifacts from the exhibit include, pictured above, two concept drawings of the Cathedral done by Masqueray. The drawing on the right is on loan from R.J. Seagren, the great-grandson of Frank Abrahamson, one of Masqueray’s architects. The drawing on the left iis part of the museum’s permanent collection.

 

Missal

Also featured in the exhibit is a Roman Missal given to Archbishop Ireland by Pope Leo XIII. It was used by the Archbishop for many years. At left are drawing tools used by Masqueray. Both are part of the museum’s permanent collection.

 

Drawing tools

Also displayed are drawing tools used by Masqueray. Both are part of the museum’s permanent collection.

 

Regular hours for the Cathedral Museum are noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and the first Sunday of the month after the 8 and 10 a.m. Masses.

 

Photos by Dianne Towalski / The Catholic Spirit

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