Sculpture Tour at Green-Wood Cemetery

Dr. Karen Lemmey, research associate of the Department of American Paintings and Sculpture at the The Metropolitan Museum, will lead a tour in Green-Wood Cemetery and examine its vast collection of sculpture. Most of the previous tours at the Green-Wood Cemetery are given in the historical subject area, thus this tour, accompanied by the historian Jeffery Richman, will provide a rare opportunity to visit the beautiful cemetery from a different angle.

The tour starts at 1 PM on Sunday, Dec 13, 2009. You can purchase tickets from their website.

UAA team has finished the artists in Green-Wood Cemetery task before. Here are some of the pictures we have taken from several trips.

About Hui

Wang Hui lived from 1632 - 1717 and followed in the footprints of his great grandfathers, grandfather, father and uncles and learned painting at a very early age. He was later taught by two contemporary masters, Zhang Ke and Wang Shimin, who taught him to work in the tradition of copying famous Chinese paintings. This is most likely the reason why critics claim that his work is conservative and reflects the Yuan and Song traditions. One critic claimed that "his landscape paintings reflect his nostalgic attachment to classical Chinese aesthetics. Along with the other Wangs, Wang Hui helped to perpetuate the tradition of copying the ancient masters rather than creating original work.


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