Boston's Hidden Sacred Spaces
Gallery Visit and Presentation
Sociologist Wendy Cadge, architectural historian Alice Friedman, and photographer Randall Armor have documented more than 60 sacred spaces in and around greater Boston. This remarkable project provides a glimpse into the life and history of the city from a sacred edge and an appreciation for what these spaces offer, both literally and symbolically, to residents and visitors alike.
Join Wendy Cadge and Randall Armor at the Mayor's Neighborhood Gallery at Boston City Hall at 11 a.m. to view Armor's photographs. Then return to the Athenaeum to hear Cadge and Armor discuss their project, including why they are documenting these hidden spaces, and what these spaces can tell us about the city of Boston, its residents, and its visitors.
Wendy Cadge is a Professor in the Sociology Department at Brandeis University. She is the author of Paging God: Religion in the Halls of Medicine, Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America, and is a co-editor of Religion on the Edge: De-Centering and Re-Centering the Sociology of Religion. Her exploration of Boston's hidden sacred spaces is part of a broader project focused on chaplains in the greater Boston area historically and in the present.
Randall Armor is a longtime Boston-based commercial photographer and educator, and has directed career certification programs at Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts and at New England School of Photography. In recent years, he has intensified his pursuit of what he calls Road Work, an eclectic mashup of street, travel, and documentary photography.