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Brooklyn Arcadia: A Conversation with Author Andrew Garn

November 8, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Photographer and Author Andrew Garn for a Discussion of Brooklyn Arcadia, a New Book Highlighting Brooklyn’s Majestic Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street

Brooklyn, New York 11232

(Enter at the Modern Chapel near the Main Entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th Street)

Free Tickets Available Here

Green-Wood Cemetery draws nearly half a million visitors every year who marvel at its unique combination of art, history, and nature. Photographer and author Andrew Garn is one such visitor. Discovering a love for the cemetery—its stately monuments, complex history, and fascinating flora and fauna—during his almost daily walks, Garn began taking thousands of photographs documenting his explorations and discoveries.

Brooklyn Arcadia: Art, History, and Nature at Majestic Green-Wood, just published by Rizzoli, beautifully chronicles Garn’s observations in hundreds of stunning images taken primarily between 2020 and 2023. At once a celebration and an invitation, the book ranges from a consideration of Green-Wood’s natural landscape to a close look at its architecture, statuary, symbols, flora, fauna, and typography.

Join Garn in the Modern Chapel for a discussion of Brooklyn Arcadia. You’ll hear about his artistic process and how the book came to be, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

This program is presented in partnership with The Green-Wood Historic Fund.


November 8, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm