The Times-Picayune: Brooklyn cemetery commissions new sculpture to honor New Orleans composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Tuesday July 28, 2009 By Chris Waddington, Contributing writer, The Times-Picayune One of New Orleans’ greatest musicians got a boost in New York this month, but he couldn’t join in the celebratory announcement. That’s because Louis Moreau Gottschalk was laid to rest in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery in 1869. On July 6, the historic cemetery announced … Read more

The Elkhart Truth: Local Sculptor a Finalist for Cemetery Piece

July 23, 2009 Local sculptor a finalist for cemetery piece She used to stand over the grave of legendary 19th-century American composer and pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Directing an invisible symphony with a harp at her feet, the angelic marble figure rose above the surrounding headstones in Brooklyn’s historic Green-Wood Cemetery. That was until it … Read more

New York Times: Where the Bodies Aren’t Buried

July 19, 2009 By MICHAEL WILSON Kestutis Demereckas, a tall, broad son of Lithuania who favors classic white headstones over the shiny black ones, stood grinning over a coffin-size patch of grass in Green-Wood Cemetery that was marked with nothing at all. Below the grass, in a shady part of Section 79, near the center … Read more

The Brooklyn Eagle: Green-Wood Cemetery Seeks To Bring Angel Back to Monument

June 4, 2009 ‘Angel of Music’ Is Gone From Composer’s Grave GREEN-WOOD — Brooklyn’s Historic Green-Wood Cemetery recently announced a new fundraising campaign to re-create “The Angel of Music” — a delicate and intricate sculpture that once marked the grave of legendary 19th century American composer-pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869). The angel disappeared from the … Read more

The New York Times: Hidden History (Video)

December 22, 2008 Since 1838, thousands of famous, infamous or forgotten New Yorkers have been buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, a historic and architectural landmark in the heart of Brooklyn. To view the NY Times Escapes video, click here>

NY Times: Green-Wood Cemetery Builds a Collection

December 7, 2008 Green-Wood Cemetery Builds a Collection By GLENN COLLINS It is the city’s most monumental art collection. Literally. For the last four years, Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, the 170-year-old resting place of entombed luminaries from Boss Tweed to Leonard Bernstein and the original Brooks brothers, has been acquiring paintings created by the artists … Read more