The Art & Design of the Church of the Transfiguration

December 13th with Architect John Ingwersen at Cape Museum of Art
Interior of the Church of the Transfiguration (Courtesy photo)

ARTfull Thursdays

Cape Cod Museum of Art


Architect John A. Ingwersen presents

The Art & Design of the Church of the Transfiguration

Dec. 13, 2018, 5:30 – 7 pm

$12, $10 for CCMoA Members


Architect John Ingwersen will talk about the art, architecture and meaning of the design of the Church of the Transfiguration which overlooks Cape Cod Bay in Orleans at his ARTfull Thursday presentation. 


Standing at the spiritual center of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical community in the Benedictine monastic tradition, the Church of the Transfiguration is a contemporary expression of an ancient fourth-century style of architecture.  The art inside and outside the building includes sculpture, original mosaics, true frescoes, and a glass installation, by world renowned artists from Europe and the US.


The true frescoes were painted on wet plaster by Silvestro Pistolesi from Florence. The mosaics on the floor were designed by Helen Mclean of Scotland and were created in Ravenna Italy by Alessandra Caprara in the Ravenna-Byzantine tradition. The stone sculptures were designed by Helen McLean and executed by Regis DeMange of France. The bronze doors were sculpted and cast by Romolo Del Deo of NY and Provincetown.


John Ingwersen is a principal architect with Architectural Design Inc. in Orleans with a Masters Degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of the Design, a certificate from the Boston Architectural College.  He attended the Koninklijke Akademie van Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague, The Netherlands where he grew up. He lives at the Community of Jesus and is a docent at the Church of the Transfiguration.


About Cape Cod Museum of Art

Founded by artists in 1981, CCMoA is the home of Cape Cod art.  It preserves more than 2000 works by the Cape’s finest artists and celebrates the distinctive artistic identity of the Cape & Islands region.  The Museum is a major hub of cultural creativity.  It educates, inspires and excites the imagination through its outstanding art collection and diverse programming while connecting to its many communities.  The Museum is situated in a beautiful setting surrounded by a Sculpture Garden at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts. CCMoA has seven galleries, the Weny Education Center and studio space; the Harry Holl Sculpture and Clay Studio; an auditorium, and a Museum Shop. It is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. 

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