New York, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2013
A Beautiful Way to Go: New Yorks Green-Wood Cemetery, an exhibition marking the 175th anniversary of this National Historic Landmark in Brooklyn, is in its final weeks at the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition closes on October 13th.
The exhibition features more than 200 objects, ranging from original artifacts, sculptures, architectural drawings, and paintings to historic documents and vintage and newly commissioned photographs, in an installation that lays the cemeterys landscape plan beneath visitors feet.
Predating both Central Park and Prospect Park, Green-Wood was a pioneering example of the rural cemetery movement and one of the most important public green spaces in 19th-century America. As the exhibition demonstrates, the story of Green-Wood Cemetery is multi-faceted, comprising equal parts architectural, art, social, and cultural histories. It has become an increasingly important center of historic, architectural and cultural preservation. Its grounds are a museum of monuments and statuary by leading architects and artists in a wide range of styles. Its bucolic landscape, which reflected changing notions of death and nature, influenced other so-called rural cemeteries and public parks.
Highlights of A Beautiful Way to Go: New Yorks Green-Wood Cemetery include: