Attitudes Towards Death Reflected in Gravestone Styles


Thursday, Apr. 25, 2024


10:30AM - 11:30AM


St. Agnes Cemetery

Thursday, April 25, 2024, 10:30-11:30am

We approach death in different ways, shaped by history, culture, and human conditions that vary over time and across space. This lecture will take us on a walk-through time to learn how gravestone styles, iconography and epitaphs become indicators of shared attitudes towards death and mourning that changed to reflect the beliefs and values of the societies in which they are embedded. Memorials to the dead are learning tools and key components in the analysis of the past. What can gravestones tell us about the way people responded to death over the centuries in America?

Course will be held at The Living Room Art Gallery, Historic St. Agnes Cemetery, 48 Cemetery Ave, Menands.

Kelly Grimaldi, Instructor

Must pre-register through Hudson Valley Community College:

St. Agnes Cemetery

St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Ave, Menands, NY 12204