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The Art of Mourning Past & Present
April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public at the Falmouth Art Center. Event is Sponsored by Oak Grove Cemetery Association of Falmouth, Inc.
Join Falmouth Historical Society’s Executive Director, Rachel Lovett, for a half hour lecture on early 19th century mourning art. This lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition Dearly Departed: The Art of Mourning Past & Present which is open to the public from March 31 to April 24 in the Landrau-Partan Gallery. The show features a collection of four pieces of silk embroidery by sixteen-year-old female Falmouth contemporaries made in the early 19th century make mourning. The pieces featured silk embroidery, watercolor, and often verre-eglomise (reverse glass painted frames). The imagery includes urns, weeping willows, and memorials that modern day culture is now associated with mourning. The lecture will cover the history of mourning art, materials and production, a look at the Falmouth examples, and connections to modern day Falmouth from the pieces.