Sacred Stonework: Laurel Hill as a Sculpture Garden

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 1:00 PM

The sandstone sculptural group Old Mortality and His Pony greets daily visitors to Laurel Hill, establishing the cemetery’s place as a unique outdoor sculpture garden. Look beyond this impressive work, and you’ll find many other breathtaking monuments, some of which were exhibited as artworks prior to their placement in the cemetery. Who were the sculptors, and how did they shape our final view of those now resting peacefully beneath richly carved or poured materials? Funerary art can be a reflection of the departed and the times they lived in. This tour will showcase Laurel Hill as both a sculpture garden, and as a place of remembrance.

The tour will take place on Sunday, June 2 at 1:00pm, departing from Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse.

The cost is $15/person; $13/students and seniors; or $12/members. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online.

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