Sylvan Cemetery: Architecture, Art and Landscape at Woodlawn coincides with Woodlawn’s 150th anniversary celebration, and celebrates the Cemetery’s 2006 gift of its archive—the most complete set of 19th– and 20th–century cemetery records held in the public trust -– to the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. The exhibition at Columbia’s Wallach Art Gallery marks the first time selections from this archive will be displayed. Sylvan Cemetery highlights the renowned architects, artists, artisans and landscape designers whose work has come to define The Woodlawn Cemetery, which was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011 for the significance of its art and architecture.
Sylvan Cemetery is co-curated by Janet Parks, Charles D. Warren and Susan Olsen. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, co-published by Columbia University’s Avery Library and The Woodlawn Conservancy.
Columbia Spectator article
Columbia University press release
New York Times Home & Garden article
New Yorker review
Woodlawn Cemetery Records at Avery Drawings & Archives
WNYC’s Brian Lehrer interviews Susan Olsen podcast