A Beautiful Way to Go New York’s Green Wood Cemetery

A Beautiful Way to Go New York’s Green Wood Cemetery – Museum of the City of New York Hosts Exhibition to celebrate Brooklyn Landmark’s 175th Anniversary  May 15, 2013 – October 13, 2013

Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery – a pioneering example of the “rural cemetery movement” and one of the most important public green spaces in 19th-century America – has emerged today as an important center of historic, architectural and cultural preservation, its beauty matched only by its rich history.

Visitors virtually step into the cemetery thanks to Abbott Miller’s brilliant exhibition design with a map of Green-Wood printed on the floor and walls of the gallery space. Lanterns mark the gravesites of Green-Wood’s great personalities and history-makers. With cutting edge stereoptic viewer technology, museum-goers can see 3D images of Green-Wood’s most famous and infamous residents, as well as cemetery grounds as they looked 150 years ago when Green-Wood was one of the most famous tourist destinations in America.

The exhibition features more than 200 objects, ranging from original artifacts, sculptures, architectural drawings, paintings, and historic documents, to vintage photographs and newly commissioned panoramas of Green-Wood by award-winning photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao. Also included are:

·        19th-century landscape paintings by Asher Brown Durand and John William Casilear, important Hudson Valley School artists who are buried at Green-Wood Cemetery;

·        Victorian-era mourning clothes and artifacts;
·        Exquisite 19th-century prints by Scottish engraver James Smillie, and photographs by Joseph Hall; and
·        Vintage guide books, brochures, and advertisements incorporating Green-Wood imagery, demonstrating the popularity of the site’s romantic and picturesque beauty.

The primary gallery features a slide show exploring various cultural aspects of Green-Wood and Changing Notions of Death and Nature; Green-Wood and American Parks and Suburbs; and Green-Wood Today, featuring Colin Winterbottom’s evocative sepia photographs of mausoleum interiors and monuments.

Event Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 – Sunday, October 13, 2013
The Museum and exhibition are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Event Venue: Museum of the City of New York: 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street in Manhattan

Ticket Price: Suggested Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students, and $20 for families (maximum 2 adults). Children 12 years old and under are free. Admission is free for City Museum members.  Members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and the Brooklyn Historical Society will receive two-for-one admission throughout the run of the show by showing their membership cards at the Fifth Avenue entrance.
For further information click here or call 718-210-3080.

A Beautiful Way to Go New York's Green Wood Cemetery
When: May 15, 2013 ~ October 13, 2013
Time: 10:00am - 6:00am
Where: New Yorks Green Wood Cemetery
More Info: http://www.green-wood.com/event/a-beautiful-way-to-go-175th-anniversary-exhibition-at-the-museum-of-the-city-of-new-york/
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenWoodHF


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