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Striking Likenesses

June 25, 2017, 11:00am1:00pm



When Green-Wood Cemetery opened in the early 19th century, the art of posthumous portraiture was immensely popular. As a form of commemoration, these portraits of recently deceased loved ones were prized for the precious bond they created between the land of the living and the realm of the dead. This walking tour explores the stone and bronze images commissioned to immortalize the dearly departed, many of which were created by leading artists of the day, including sculptors Daniel Chester French, John Quincy Ward, and Charles Calverley, among others.


Allison Meier, a staff writer for Hyperallergic, who specializes in the visual culture of overlooked history, will unravel how the Victorian age’s obsession with images of the dead was also found in painted portraits and postmortem daguerreotypes.


$20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for nonmembers


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June 25, 2017
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States

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