From Harlem to Brooklyn, from joyful dance to quiet reflection, here are eight ways to observe Juneteenth and recognize the enduring repercussions of slavery.
Janine Antoni Traces the Passage of Time in a Cemetery’s Catacombs
The artist’s new commission leaves much to contemplate simultaneously — mortality, desire, and the ways in which absence and longing are such a fundamental part of life.
Learning the Art of the Condolence Letter
This lesson on crafting letters of condolence will take place at Green-Wood Cemetery.
An Artist’s Ofrenda Celebrates the Day of the Dead at Green-Wood Cemetery
Last weekend, visitors to the Green-Wood Cemetery celebrated the dead with an altar for Dia de Muertos.
Statue of Gynecologist Who Experimented on Enslaved Women Removed from Central Park
The monument to J. Marion Sims will eventually be installed, along with a display adding historical context, near his grave in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery.
Exploring Beech Trees and Buried Painters in a Cemetery Attic
For Among Trees and Stones, artist Matthew Jensen explored Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, installing an archive of its history in the gatehouse.
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.
Marking an Artist’s Forgotten Grave with His Own Sculpture of Death
The unmarked grave of 19th-century artist Thomas Crawford will soon be commemorated with the installation of one of his own sculptures at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn.
Tour Green-Wood Cemetery’s Forgotten Artist Graves with Hyperallergic’s Allison Meier
Hyperallergic invites you to step into a museum of the dead with an afternoon tour at Green-Wood Cemetery led by Hyperallergic staff writer (and resident cemetery aficionado) Allison Meier.
The Forgotten First Woman Violinist to Perform on the American Stage
Violinist Camilla Urso “stood on the stage like a statue on fire,” in the words of writer Theodore Tilton.
Commemorating the Civil War with Brooklyn’s Buried Dead
For 13 years, volunteers at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery scoured its archives for internments related to the US Civil War, whether soldier or civilian.
A Guide to the 19th-Century Artists’ Graves of New York City
Cemeteries are like indexes of a city’s history, listing the names of its deceased from famous to forgotten in an endless litany.