Artist Nao Bustamante debuted Grave Gallery on a 3-by-7-foot burial plot at the historic Hollywood Forever cemetery.
Forest Lawn, the Bucolic Cemetery With an Unusual Art Collection
A replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” sits in the Great Mausoleum, though in stained glass, and a full-scale replica of Michelangelo’s sculpture David stands outdoors in a plaza, although in bronze.
Large Edo Period Burial Grounds Discovered in Osaka, Japan
A historically significant graveyard containing 1,500 bodies has been discovered at a redevelopment site in Osaka’s Kita Ward.
Hart Island Cemetery Will Be Reincarnated as a Public Space
Historically, the island — the world’s largest tax-funded cemetery — has operated under the purview of the Department of Corrections, which pays Rikers Island inmates $1 an hour to handle the area’s many bodies.
A Guide to the World’s Most Intriguing Cemeteries
199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die by Loren Rhoads chronicles the unexpected art and beauty of burial grounds around the world.
A Guide to Architects’ Mundane and Monumental Graves
The architects of our great landmarks are often buried beneath the humblest of tombstones, or have no marker at all.
The 65 Symbols on US Military Tombstones
While American military cemeteries may look uniform with their rows of cross-adorned tombs, look closer and you’ll find Wiccan Pentacles, Atheist Atoms, and the Hammer of Thor.
The Race to Rescue the Remains of an 18th-Century Cemetery
When a forgotten graveyard was unearthed at a Philadelphia construction site, no city agency would step in. The Mütter Institute came to the rescue, but now it needs the public’s help.
Help Preserve Vincent van Gogh’s Humble Grave
A crowdfunding campaign is rallying support from Vincent van Gogh fans to preserve and protect the painter’s grave in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.
Restoring a Tiffany Mosaic and Its Ethereal Light to a Bronx Cemetery
The Tiffany-designed 1914 Swan Memorial in the Bronx’s Woodlawn Cemetery is being restored after over a century of deterioration in the open air.
An Installation Weaves Through a Brooklyn Cemetery Chapel
Aaron Asis has strung fuchsia parachute cord through the chapel at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery as part of a series of interventions at the burial ground.
An Overgrown Naval Cemetery Is Reborn as a Park
The curving boardwalk of the new park at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is respectfully raised above the earth where the remains of unknown sailors may still be interred.