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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
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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.

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