You are here: Home / Archive / 2013 / October 2013 / Art of the Ages: Memories, Messages, and Masterpieces in American Funerary Sculpture

Art of the Ages: Memories, Messages, and Masterpieces in American Funerary Sculpture

When Oct 23, 2013
from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Where Meeting Room
Add event to calendar vCal
iCal

Dr. Tom Connors, Associate Professor of History at The University of Northern Iowa, will present a talk on sculpture in cemeteries, surveying the themes, symbolism, and meaning found in American funerary art. What kind of sculpture is fit for a tomb? A flattering portrait to remember the departed? Cemeteries contain many of these, along with a wide variety of other kinds of statues commemorating the dead.

Here, symbolic mourners grieve, angels point heavenward, and Madonnas pray for the dead. You can find soldiers, brides, and firemen. Faithful dogs guard, innocent lambs rest, and gulls rise in flight. In these open air galleries may be found masterpieces by Augustus St. Gaudens, Daniel Chester French, Lorado Taft, and Benny Bufano, among other sculptors.

Join Professor Connors in the Large Meeting Rm. for a fascinating glimpse at cemetery sculpture & some fall refreshments. Apple cider and Halloween cookies will be provided. This program was made possible by Friends of the Cedar Falls Public Library.

Filed under:
« October 2014 »
October
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
Upcoming Events
80's Movies Flashback Oct 25, 2014 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM — YA room
Friends Morning Book Discussion Oct 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Conference Room
Modesty & Majesty: Presidential Tombs from Washington to Reagan Oct 28, 2014 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM — Library Meeting Room
Authors - Barb and Dave Else Oct 30, 2014 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM — Library Meeting Room
Teen littleBits 101 Nov 01, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM — Young Adult Room
Previous events…
Upcoming events…