Photographing Woodlawn

In collaboration with
The Friends of The Woodlawn Cemetery

Sept. 21 - Jan. 14, 2010



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Photographing Woodlawn features the work of twenty-six artists whose photographs explore the sylvan landscapes and Gilded Age mausoleums of Woodlawn, one of America’s most important cemeteries. Located on 400 acres in the northern Bronx, Woodlawn incorporates the work of some of the country’s most accomplished architects, landscape designers and artists. In this exhibition the photographers record the grounds and monuments using a range of techniques and styles – offering panoramic views, documentary images in high definition, sepia-toned landscapes, and performance-based photography. Photographers include:

Sol Aramendi & Nicolas Dumit Estevez, David Bady, Sarah Corbin, Michael Falco, Ellen Fisch, Ayakoh Furukawa, David Gillison & Robert Schneider, Ken Goebel, Kathleen Goncharov, Rachel Greene, Adam Karliner, Lawrence Lederman, Romeo Lombardi, Erin Danielle Malone, Jessica Marketta, Eileen McNamee, Ira Merritt, Christine Osinski, Kathleen Pavlick, Anna Purves, Rey Santiago, Christopher Janikula Smith, Richard Svinkin, and Lafiya Watson

Events at Lehman are free.
*Admission to all Woodlawn events is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, unless otherwise specified. Children under six are free. Reservations are recommended.  For directions, information or to make a reservation, contact the Friends of Woodlawn at 718-920-1470.

Sept. 22 at 12:30 pm Gallery Talk - In the exhibition Photographing Woodlawn at Lehman College Art Gallery - free

*Sept. 26 at 2:00 pm Walking Tour - McKim Mead and White, Master Architects at Woodlawn.  Noted architect, scholar and author Samuel White will lead an extraordinary tour of some of Woodlawn’s most magnificent and notable mausoleums designed by acclaimed architects McKim Mead & White. Meet at Jerome Avenue Entrance.

*October 3 at 2:00 pm Walking Tour - Cops and Robbers at Woodlawn. Woodlawn is the final resting place for many of history’s celebrated lawmen and infamous criminals including Bat Masterson, Charles Becker, Jimmy Hope, Dr. Charles Norris, Ruth Snyder to name only a select few. Spend an afternoon getting to know Woodlawn’s legendary residents. Meet at the Jerome Avenue Entrance.

*Oct. 9 at 10 am & 1 pm and Oct. 10 at 11 am Walking Tour - Open House New York at Woodlawn. This tour offers a rare inside view of extraordinary mosaics, fabulous stained glass and private resting places created by some of New York’s most notable architects and artists. Meet at the Jerome Avenue Entrance.

*Oct. 10 at 2:00 pm Walking Tour - Nueva York at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Part of Open House New York, El Museo del Barrio, the Friends of Woodlawn and City Lore have partnered to present a tour led by Elena Martinez, prominent folklorist at CItyLore, in connection with Nueva York, an exhibition at El Museo which explores the vital role that Spanish-speaking men and women have played in New York from 1624 through World War II. Ms. Martinez will lead an extraordinary tour of the final resting places of such luminaries as Celia Cruz, Carmen Miyares de Mantilla, Juan Machado and many more. Participants also will learn about the lives of these illustrious New York residents through calaveras, a form of poetry written during the Day of the Dead Celebration. During the tour, calaveras will be performed by poets and spoken word artists. Meet at the Jerome Avenue Entrance.

Oct. 18 at 6-8:00 pm Reception for the exhibition Photographing Woodlawn at Lehman College Art Gallery - free

*Oct. 24 at 1:00 pm Walking Tour - Autumn In Woodlawn. Join noted author and scholar Edward Sibley Barnard and Bernie Glinski, Woodlawn’s tree expert, on a walk through Woodlawn’s magnificent landscape, experience the cemetery when the leaves are at their autumn peak. See several of the “Great Trees of New York” and the variety of new species donated by Million Trees NYC.  Meet at the Jerome Avenue Entrance.

Oct. 28 at 12:30 pm Artist’s Talk - Photographing Woodlawn at Lehman College Art Gallery – Artists from the exhibition will speak about their work. free

•Oct. 29, 30, 31 at 6:00 pm Walking Tour - Halloween at Woodlawn. Hear history come alive through the voices of the past. Take a stroll at Halloween through the Woodlawn Cemetery with long-time Bronxites Petr Stand and Susan Walker and listen. Words of fact or fiction will be spoken at the sites of some who rest here. Where words fail, music will speak. Flashlights required! Meet at the Jerome Avenue Entrance.

Nov.10 at 12:30 pm Gallery Talk - Photographing Woodlawn at Lehman College Art Gallery - free