Visual Arts + Museums

Remembered Light: Glass Fragments form World War II

When: Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through March 21 2012

Fredrick Alexander McDonald (1908 – 2003) served as a U.S. Army Chaplain during World War II. As he traveled throughout worn torn Europe, he found himself dismayed by the destruction of sacred places of worship. He began to pick up shards of glass from burned and bombed out churches, chapels and synagogues throughout England, France and Germany in hopes that one day they could serve as testament to the sacrifices made by so many. He saw the tiny remnants as markers of war’s tragedy, recalling humankind’s creative imagination at its best. The shards and their stories, now reframed into an exhibition to mediate light again, dramatize the hard-won liberty bestowed on all of us by Fred McDonald’s generation. This unique exhibition is made up of 25 stained glass “windows” of different dimensions, created by 13 artists working with various media and sensibilities. Their work gives voice to the agonies of war and to the enduring promise of peace. For more info, visit

Price: Free.

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