For many, the conversation surrounding death is filled with sadness or taboos, but Green-Wood and the Morbid Anatomy Museum are breaking those stereotypes with the Common Shade discussion series – events aimed at examining death through the lens of art, history, and culture.
Anna Sale of WNYC’s “Death, Sex and Money” podcast has a similar mission. On her podcast, she speaks with actors, performers, adventurers – and everyday people – about tough, personal topics. Sale is able to bring levity and candor to often-obscure topics. In Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, Common Shade host Evan Michelson will sit down with Sale to discuss her podcast, the allure of those tough topics, and her own experiences with life’s (and death’s) inevitabilities. Questions and discussion from the audience will follow.
Hosted in Green-Wood’s intimate Historic Chapel, Common Shade encourages a social space and dialogue for death – a place to examine death’s prevalence in our lives and its shifting place in history, art, culture, and society. Drawing from Green-Wood’s serene setting and using history as an anchor, each night’s presentations will include dialogue and interviews with guests.
Drinks will be available for purchase during the event. (Free for Key Holder members with proof of membership).