Allegheny Cemetery’s Grandest Angel: The HK Porter Monument, Italian Dr. Elisabeth Roark

March 13, 2018 
Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Roark, Associate Professor of Art History, Chatham University

Incorporated in 1844, the Allegheny Cemetery is the sixth oldest rural cemetery in America and has expanded over the years to now encompass 300 acres.

The bronze angel that stands so strikingly here is a replica cast, after 1910, of the original angel of marble. The best-known Porter here is Henry Kirke Porter, d. 1921, a builder of light locomotives and a Corporator of the Cemetery. (see more details from Wikipedia)

About the Speaker: (From Chatham Univ. website):
Elisabeth (Beth) Roark coordinates the programs in Art History and Art Museum Studies, and also works with many Arts Management students. She is actively involved with the Chatham University Art Gallery, and keeps track of Chatham’s permanent art collection, including over 600 works in the Cheryl Olkes Collection of African Art.

 

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