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Art and Architecture of Death

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discover how architectural and design choices made during life created a lasting and eternal legacy for many Oakland residents.

People have sought to honor the memory of departed loved ones since ancient times, but the 19th century ushered in a new era of funerary art. Innovative building materials came available and styles changed to reflect the popular architecture of the day, such as Egyptian and Gothic Revival. New money meant bigger and bolder memorials to reflect the social status and power of prominent families. This tour explores the origin and use of popular Oakland grave markers, including tombs and towering monuments, obelisks and angels, and many magnificent mausoleums. Discover how architectural and design choices made during life created a lasting and eternal legacy for many Oakland residents.

This tour starts at the main gate (main entrance at Oakland Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive) at 10:30 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to check in at the volunteer desk inside the Visitor Center (located adjacent to the main gate) before meeting at the main gate.

Spaces are limited, so we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

Accessibility

Not all areas of Historic Oakland Cemetery are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you need an accessible route when purchasing your ticket.

ASL interpreter available if given 3 days (72 hours) notice before the start of the tour.

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Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-and-architecture-of-death-tickets-841279247877

Venue

Oakland Cemetery
248 Oakland Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312 United States
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