Oscar Wilde Temple

McDermott & McGough, Oscar Wilde in Prison (Detail), 1895 (MMXVII), Oil and Gold Lead on Linen, 24 x 18 inches, 60.96 x 45.72 centimeters, Courtesy of the Artists

A collaboration of the Artists,
The Church of the Village, and the LGBT Community Center
September 11 - December 2, 2017

The Oscar Wilde Temple will be installed at The Church of the Village through December 2. The Temple is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 7 pm. You can find additional information about the project, the artists, and a list of upcoming special events taking place in the Temple online at OscarWildeTemple.org

The Oscar Wilde Temple has received widespread publicity and very positive reviews in a large number of LGBTQ, arts, and other publications. Below are links to a selection of these articles, editorials, and reviews.  

 

https://filthydreams.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/every-saint-has-a-past-and-every-sinner-has-a-future-worshiping-at-mcdermott-mcgoughs-the-oscar-wilde-temple/

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-queer-temple-new-york-pays-tribute-oscar-wilde

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/12/oscar-wilde-temple-new-york-honours-gay-rights-trailblazer/

http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/art/oscar-wilde-temple

http://untappedcities.com/2017/09/12/the-oscar-wilde-temple-opens-within-the-church-of-the-village/

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0913/904296-wilde_secular_temple/

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/14/16290048/new-york-oscar-wilde-temple-lgbtq-mcdermott-mcgough

http://art-nerd.com/newyork/the-oscar-wilde-temple-calls-us-to-prayer/

https://www.out.com/art-books/2017/9/15/artists-channeling-beauty-rage-their-public-art-project-oscar-wilde-temple

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/arts/design/oscar-wilde-temple-artists.html?_r=1

https://www.vox.com/identities/2017/9/14/16290048/new-york-oscar-wilde-temple-lgbtq-mcdermott-mcgough

http://www.artlyst.com/reviews/unveiled-oscar-wilde-temple-david-mcdermott-peter-mcgough-nyc/

http://art-nerd.com/newyork/the-oscar-wilde-temple-calls-us-to-prayer/

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-queer-temple-new-york-pays-tribute-oscar-wilde

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/09/12/oscar-wilde-temple-new-york-honours-gay-rights-trailblazer/

http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/art/oscar-wilde-temple

http://untappedcities.com/2017/09/12/the-oscar-wilde-temple-opens-within-the-church-of-the-village/

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0913/904296-wilde_secular_temple/

 

The press breakfast for the open of the Oscar Wilde Temple at The Church of the Village. Remarks by Pastor Jeff Wells, curator Alison Gingeras, artist Peter McGough, and Glennda Testone, executive director of the LGBT Community Center. The Church of the Village is proud to be part of this wonderful collaboration with McGough & McDermott and the LGBT Center. The installation runs from Sept. 11 through Dec. 2 and is open Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 7 pm.

Click here to read the full press release that was issued on the July 19. Watch here for more information about educational and cultural events that will take place in the Oscar Wilde Temple during its 3-month run.