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Magnificent "Three Faiths" Illumination To Be Projected Onto The Façade Of The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building


Famous Designer Ross Ashton Lights Up The Landmark Building Thanks To A Generous Gift From The Coexist Foundation

Moving images from The New York Public Library’s new exhibition, Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, will be brilliantly projected onto the Fifth Avenue façade of the Stephen A. Schwarzman building at 42nd Street starting on October 20. 

The breathtaking and innovative illumination was designed by famed projection artist Ross Ashton, who has lit notable structures across the globe, such as Buckingham Palace, London’s Shell Building on New Year’s Eve, and the Wellington Arch.

The project was graciously underwritten by the support of The Coexist Foundation, an international charity established to promote better understanding between Jews, Christians, and Muslims through dialogue, education, and research.

The illumination will run for a week from 7 p.m. until midnight, and will call attention to the Library’s new exhibition, Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, which will be open from October 22 to February 27, 2011. The free exhibition — co-sponsored by Coexist — will showcase nearly 200 treasures from the Library’s collections connected to the three faiths, emphasizing how their cultures and histories are interrelated.

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