American Friends of Chartres – Chartres Cathedral Restored

Photo by PJ Aubrey

The American Friends of Chartres in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Embassy of France in New York and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University cordially invite you to attend a screening of the premier of the film film Chartres, la lumière retrouvée (Chartres: Light Reborn!) (Anne Savalli, France, 2016, 54 minutes).

The partial restoration of Chartres Cathedral that took place from 2014 to 2016 focused on the nave, stained-glass windows, and first figures in the ambulatory. Chartres: La lumière retrouvée documents this meticulous process through observation and conversations with numerous restorers, archaeologists, scientists, and architects.

There will also be a round-table discussion.

The event will be held on April 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Lecture Hall of the Institute of Fine Arts
The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
1 East 78th Street
New York City

Please use this link to register to attend.

Please note that seating in the Lecture Hall is on a first-come, first-served basis with RSVP. There will be a simulcast in an adjacent room to accommodate overflow.

As readers of Via Lucis are aware, PJ and I are closely associated to the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Chartres and the American Friends of Chartres. We highly recommend this event and hope that if you are in the area, you will use the provided link to register and attend.

5 thoughts on “American Friends of Chartres – Chartres Cathedral Restored

  1. In case you have not heard in the US Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris is burning down. The roof has gone, the spire has fallen in, one of the towers is threatened and the authorities say that there is a possibility of nothing being left by tomorrow. It is still alight. Such a tragedy…… I have attended Mass there many many times the last time in February. France is in mourning.

    1. Elizabeth, I was informed within 15 minutes of the Paris report and have been glued to the various reports. But fortunately, the true genius of the builders has prevailed. I just saw a tweeted photo of the interior of the cathedral and it is remarkably intact. Am doing a post right now on this.

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