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Brooklyn Arcadia: A Conversation with Author Andrew Garn

November 8, 2023 , 6:30pm 8:00pm

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Green-Wood draws nearly half a million visitors every year who marvel at its unique combination of art, history, and nature. Photographer and author Andrew Garn is one such visitor. Discovering a love for the Cemetery—its stately monuments, complex history, and fascinating flora and fauna—during his almost daily walks, Garn began taking thousands of photographs documenting his explorations and discoveries. 

Brooklyn Arcadia: Art, History, and Nature at Majestic Green-Wood, just published by Rizzoli, beautifully chronicles Garn’s observations in hundreds of stunning images taken primarily between 2020 and 2023. At once a celebration and an invitation, the book ranges from a consideration of Green-Wood’s natural landscape to a close look at its architecture, statuary, symbols, flora, fauna, and typography.

Price: Free. Registration required.

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Join Garn in the Modern Chapel for a discussion of Brooklyn Arcadia. You’ll hear about his artistic process and how the book came to be, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. He’ll be joined in conversation with writer, editor, and long-time Green-Wood tour guide Allison C. Meier who will be reading passages from her essays included in Brooklyn Arcadia.

This program is presented in partnership with the Victorian Society’s New York Chapter.

Copies of Brooklyn Arcadia will be available for purchase after the program.

Free. Registration required. Please consider a $10 donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund so that we can continue to offer free and low-cost programs throughout the year.


  • Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.
  • Tickets: There is no need to print tickets. Attendees will be checked in by name.
  • Where to go: Contactless check-in will take place at the Modern Chapel near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street (500 25th Street).