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 was installed at The Church of the Village from September 11 through December 2, 2017. The Church of the Village was thrilled to co-sponsor this event with the LGBT Community Center. You can find additional information about the project and the artists at OscarWildeTemple.org.


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 ran from Sept. 11 through Dec. 2, 2017 and was open Tuesday through Saturday, Noon to 7pm and Sundays from 12:30pm - 3:30pm. 


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.  

Every Saint Has A Past And Every Sinner Has A Future: 
Worshiping at McDermott & McGough's The Oscar Wilde Temple
by Emily Colucci

A Queer Temple in New York Pays Tribute to Oscar Wilde
by Zachary Small

Oscar Wilde Temple in New York honours gay rights trailblazer
by Agence France-Presse

NYC Has A New Oscar Wilde Temple & The Fashion Crowd Is Flocking To It
by Christie Grimm

The Oscar Wilde Temple Opens Within The Church of the Village in Greenwich Village
by AFineLyne

Secular temple devoted to Oscar Wilde in NY church
Author Unknown

New York’s Oscar Wilde Temple makes a saint out of an LGBTQ icon
by Tara Isabella Burton

The Oscar Wilde Temple Calls Us to Prayer
 by Lori Zimmer

The Artists Channeling Beauty & Rage Into Their Public Art Project, The Oscar Wilde Temple
by John Russell

For This Artist Duo, a Third Act: A Shrine to Oscar Wilde
by Ted Loos

Unveiled – The Oscar Wilde Temple by David McDermott and Peter McGough NYC
Author Unkown

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.