Category: Architecture

Roberto Mighty's earth.sky

January 25, 2016

Official trailer for Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky – a new media project about the Cemetery that combines film, historic voices, layered design, and music.

In earth.sky, audiences experience a uniquely emotional, historical journey through breathtaking landscape cinematography, high-fidelity audio, music, and photography, while hearing the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting words of individuals interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery from its inception to today. As Mighty describes it “earth.sky is not about death. It is about living people. People who once walked the earth as we now do. People who live on in the memories of others.”

Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky

January 25, 2016

Official trailer for Roberto Mighty’s earth.sky – a new media project about the Cemetery that combines film, historic voices, layered design, and music.

In earth.sky, audiences experience a uniquely emotional, historical journey through breathtaking landscape cinematography, high-fidelity audio, music, and photography, while hearing the inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking and often uplifting words of individuals interred at Mount Auburn Cemetery from its inception to today. As Mighty describes it “earth.sky is not about death. It is about living people. People who once walked the earth as we now do. People who live on in the memories of others.”

New Publication: The Art of Commemoration and America’s First Rural Cemetery: Mount Auburn’s Significant Monument Collection

December 22, 2015

The Friends of Mount Auburn is delighted to announce a new publication:

The Art of Commemoration and America’s First Rural Cemetery:
Mount Auburn’s Significant Monument Collection
Written by Melissa Banta with Meg L. Winslow
Introductory essay by David B. Dearinger
Foreword by Dave Barnett, President and CEO of Mount Auburn Cemetery

Before the establishment of Boston’s public art museums, Mount Auburn Cemetery, founded in 1831, offered one of the few venues where the public could behold the work of European as well as the first generation of American sculptors and monument carvers. The first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in the country, Mount Auburn was a virtual outdoor museum—an interwoven tapestry of art and nature—featuring memorials by artists such as Thomas Crawford, Stanford White, and Edmonia Lewis. (more…)

Preservation and the Annual Fund at Mount Auburn

October 29, 2015

2015 has been an incredibly productive year at Mount Auburn, with exciting projects being undertaken across our different departments to continue making the Cemetery a welcoming and inspiring place for everyone. Our preservation and facilities staff members have been a particularly visible example this year, overseeing the significant restoration work being done on our Egyptian Revival Gateway and all of the other front entry precinct improvements that are currently in-progress. In addition, they have remained busy conserving and maintaining the monuments and structures throughout the Cemetery, ensuring that Mount Auburn’s rich collections remain in good condition for years to come. (more…)