Room Tours

The Bible Room

Opening off the Treasure Room is the Bible Room, paneled in English oak. On view is a continuing exhibit on Bible translation and utilization, a project of the National Council of Churches. In the current exhibit photographs show the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls which impacted Bible translations. The exhibit also includes a sound-bite Read More…

The Chapel

The Chapel of The Interchurch Center has a moving simplicity of design, keynoted by walls of white rose brick, which convey a feeling of serenity and worship. Above the altar table of teak wood hangs a gilded stylized Chi Rho, the ancient Greek symbol for the Christ, combining the first two letters of the Greek Read More…

The Narthex

Entrance to the narthex, at the rear of the Chapel, is through 16′ high doors which are paneled with Burmese teakwood. These doors are inlaid with ten different crosses in Ceylonese satinwood and East Indian rosewood. Focal point of the narthex is an 11 X 12 foot textured tapestry by artist-weaver Lenore Tawney. The poetic Read More…

North & South Corridors

These corridors connect the Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue Lobbies and have walls of Italian Botticino marble. Twenty individually lighted exhibit cases are recessed into the corridor walls ten on each side. Artist works are displayed here in Tandem with Treasure Room Gallery Exhibits. For more information on displays please visit Gallery Exhibitions. The North Read More…

The Orthodox Room

Opening off the narthex, the Orthodox Room is so named because it once contained an exhibit of icons and other Eastern Orthodox Church art on standing loan from Paul M. Fekula. When Mr. Fekula died, his estate reclaimed the exhibit. Retaining the colorful Byzantine style, especially evident in the ceiling treatment, the room has since Read More…

The Robing Room

Adjacent to the Chapel the Robing Room serves two purposes. Primarily, it is a conference room accommodating up to 20 people. It is also the space used for preparation and vesting for Chapel activities. This room is in honor of the life and service of William C. Martin, Bishop of The Methodist Church during whose Read More…

The Sockman Lounge

A gracious reception area located off the first floor lobby. The Lounge is named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Sockman (1889 – 1970), whose portrait appears on the west wall. Senior Pastor of Christ Church (United Methodist), Dr, Sockman was a renowned preacher whose sermons were broadcast on NBC’s National Radio Pulpit. Read More…

The Treasure Room

Located in the southwest corner of the main lobby, the Treasure Room serves as a professional art gallery. This 2000 square foot exhibit space, paneled in English Cherry with movable display panels and a professional lighting system, hosts eight exhibitions annually of painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, textiles and photography. For more information on current exhibits Read More…

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