Art and Architecture
Virtual Tour of First Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh
First Lutheran Church is of special artistic interest because of the unity of its artistic embellishments. The extraordinary pieces of ecclesiastical art (four above all: the mosaic of the Presentation above the altar, the tabernacle, the Good Shepherd window, and the free-standing altar) are each of great individual interest, beauty, and power. These pieces, however function not just as separate works but are parts of a whole fabric of intentional design, with echoes of and illusions to each other that in their interaction give a remarkable unity and force to the individual works and to the building which houses them.