Foundation Gift Adds Janet McKenzie Painting to Cathedral Collection
Thanks to a generous gift from David McCord and Stephen Hendrickson’s family foundation, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul has purchased a painting by Janet McKenzie entitled, “Mary and Jesus With the Papel Picado.” The painting has been part of the exhibit in honor of Eadie and Chuck Templin that has been on display at the Cathedral this fall.
This comes after numerous people have expressed interest in having an image of the feminine face of the holy and also a person/people of color to join the icons already part of the Cathedral’s permanent collection: Christ in Majesty; the Crucifixion; and St. Paul.
“Whereas the Cathedral does not want or plan to fill its walls with a permanent collection—nor does the Cathedral have room for proper storage of art work,” explained the Very Rev. Jeanne Finan, “the Cathedral community is committed to changing displays of art, and this seems like the perfect painting to add to the pieces that already hang at the Cathedral on an on-going basis.”
She continued, “We are very grateful to David and Stephen for their generous gift offer and for their enthusiasm for this painting. We are also honored to have this painting by Vermont artist Janet McKenzie here at the Cathedral.”