For balance, I complemented my trip with a gesture to the living: a stop off at the opening of Radical Presence at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU-- a survey of contemporary black performance art that traveled from my home town of Houston, and will appear at two separate venues in the city, at the Grey Art Gallery and at the Studio Museum in Harlem later this November.
Father of "Base Ball" Henry Chadwick
Green-wood cemetery is also the site of a famous Revolutionary War battle-site. . .
West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein-- As a general rule, the most famous residents have the most unassuming headstones.
New York's first official bear. . . "Beard"?
"Humility of Man Before a Group of Ageless Animals" by Wilhelm Hunt Diederich
Famous Congregationalist preacher and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Best obelisk of the day
Famous 80s painter Jean Michel Basquiat. See the film, directed by another famous 80s painter, Julian Schanbel, if you haven't already.
Famous painter of Native Americans George Catlin