Springfield Museums Events March 2013
Museums à la Carte Lecture
March 7th, 12:15 pmGeneral Museum Event
Welcome to the Graveyard: A Tour of Cemetery Art & Symbolism with The Gravestone Girls
Brenda Sullivan, proprietrix, The Gravestone Girls
Join us for a ‘virtual tour’ through photographs, tracing the evolution of cemetery art, history and symbolism. The presentation begins in the colonial era of the 1600s and winds it’s way through the Victorian era of the rural cemetery movement in the 1800s. The journey continues into the 20th and 21st centuries of modern gravestones comparing what is currently seen against the ideologies of our ancestors, their messages and their artwork.
$2 members; $4 nonmembers
Davis Auditorium, Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.
The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program; cookies and beverage are provided.
Series sponsored by Big Y
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