A Century of Death, 1838–1938
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: $9 / $4 for members
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It’s an unspoken axiom that death is to be avoided in polite conversation—but that hasn’t always been the case. Join Joanna Ebenstein, founder of Morbid Anatomy for an in-depth look at America’s evolving relationship with death. Along with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, she’ll discuss how attitudes toward mortality and techniques for dealing with death changed from the year of Green-Wood’s founding, 1838, through the first 100 years of its existence.
Joanna Ebenstein is the founder of Morbid Anatomy, exploring the intersections of art and medicine, death and culture. She is the author of The Anatomical Venus, Death: A Graveside Companion, and the newly published Anatomica: The Exquisite and Unsettling Art of Human Anatomy.
This conversation is part of our series of virtual programs about the history of Green-Wood and its permanent residents, Zooming in on History.Buy tickets/get more info now