19. Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition in the Fort Hamilton Gatehouse

Image courtesy Mathew Jensen.

Morbid Anatomy has a new, temporary home in Green-Wood, a National Historic Landmark that was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. In Green-Wood’s historic Fort Hamilton Gatehouse, Morbid Anatomy will display Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition, an exhibition which will contain art and artifacts that revolve around the Catholic view of the afterlife and how that view has affected and guided the masses. The items will be taken from both the Morbid Anatomy community and The Green-Wood Historic Fund Collections, and for those interested in learning more about the intersection between death, art and culture, the gatehouse’s attic will contain Morbid Anatomy’s extensive library and other collections.

Angel with Charrasca, Equine Jawbone Instrument, 2017, Phyllis Galembo, taken in Mochitlán, Mexico; Collection of Joanna Ebenstein

Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition will be on display from April 20, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

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