Museum at Eldridge Installs Kiki Smith Window

The Museum at Eldridge has been documenting the final stages of the installation of their new stained-glass window by Kiki Smith and Deborah Gans. They will be celebrating the new window (and the culmination of a 24-year, award-winning restoration of the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, a New York City and National Historic Landmark) on October 10th from 11a-4p. The artwork will take the place of the tablet shaped windows, installed in 1944, seen above.

You can see a slide show and videos on their homepage here.  Their facebook page has lots of photographs, as well. Watch a video of the 300 pound panels being lifted in to place, posted today on YouTube (after the jump).