Historic New England’s traveling exhibition, White on White: Churches of Rural New England, is now open at the Gallery at the First Parish in Bedford, Unitarian Universalist, 75 The Great Road on the Town Common in Bedford, MA.
White on White: Churches of Rural New England presents thirty photographs by renowned architectural photographer Steve Rosenthal depicting iconic New England churches, drawn from his handsome book of the same name.
Rosenthal began photographing New England churches in the 1960s, and the project gradually became a personal quest. His luminous black and white photographs capture the effect of light on three-dimensional forms and the abstract patterns of shingles and shutters. The early churches of New England hold a special place in the American consciousness, revered for their physical beauty, simplicity, and elegance and for their role in the early history of this country. Photographer Steve Rosenthal captures the intrinsic beauty of the architecture while creating a world of rich order and rational light. “These are the buildings which give New England towns and villages a unique sense of place and define, in many minds, the New England character. Collectively, they are as important to the cultural and architectural history of these villages as are the great cathedrals to the cities of Europe.” Rosenthal explains.
On Sunday, December 10 at noon, there will be a public reception in the Gallery with the photographer expected to be present.
Until January 2, 2018, the exhibition is on display in the Gallery on weekdays 9-5, and often in the evenings and on weekends. To be certain, please contact the church office at 781-275-7994 or Rev. John Gibbons at [email protected] All facilities are handicapped accessible.