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.
This lesson on crafting letters of condolence will take place at Green-Wood Cemetery.
Last weekend, visitors to the Green-Wood Cemetery celebrated the dead with an altar for Dia de Muertos.
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.
For Among Trees and Stones, artist Matthew Jensen explored Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, installing an archive of its history in the gatehouse.
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.
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.
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.
Violinist Camilla Urso “stood on the stage like a statue on fire,” in the words of writer Theodore Tilton.
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.
Cemeteries are like indexes of a city’s history, listing the names of its deceased from famous to forgotten in an endless litany.
“If you want to survive the 19th century,” Allison Meier wryly observed, “don’t get on a boat or go to the theater.” Meier, who has been giving tours of cemeteries in New York City since 2011 (and is a Hyperallergic staff writer), held aloft a lantern illuminating the granite obelisk marking the mass grave of 103 people who perished in the Brooklyn Theater Fire of 1876.