A short jaunt from the Rockefellers' Kykuit estate is this tiny country chapel, remarkable not for its architecture per se but for its unique collection of stained-glass windows by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse, two masters of modern art better known for their works on canvas. The collection, commissioned by the Rockefeller family, features a large rose window by Matisse -- the final work of his life -- and a series of nine side windows by Chagall -- his only cycle of church windows in the U.S. -- that illustrate biblical passages. One, at the back right-hand corner, is a memorial to the son of Nelson Rockefeller, who died on an expedition to New Guinea in the early 1960s. Matisse's rose window is very soothing, while Chagall's painterly images swirl with brilliant color; try to visit the church on a sunny day, when it is ablaze with dramatic light and color.
- © Frommer's 2013
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