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Goldsworthy Holocaust Memorial at Cornell Plantations

Goldsworthy Holocaust Memorial At Cornell Plantations

The Goldsworthy Holocaust Memorial in the F.R. Newman Arboretum at the Cornell Plantations was created in 2004 by Andy Goldsworthy, a then A.D. White Professor-at-Large at Cornell, and famed environmental artist.  

The chestnut oak trees growing from large boulders stand as a living memorial to the Holocaust in our small upstate Ithaca community.  The Goldsworthy memorial has inspired gatherings both at its planting and at its dedication to channel our collective grief, and remind us of our pledge to remember the Holocaust and affirm our values.Ithaca Holocaust Survivors and residents, Cornell Plantations 2005

The Garden of Stones symbolizes the tenacity of life, honoring both those who died in the Holocaust and those who survived. Created by famed environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, the installation at Cornell Plantations is an extension of the Garden of Stones exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. Three of the granite boulders are hollowed and contain a dwarf chestnut oak (Quercus prinoides), while the fourth rock is intact. The exhibit is on loan indefinitely from the Museum of Jewish Heritage. "Goldsworthy Holocaust Memorial." Goldsworthy Holocaust Memorial. Cornell Plantations, Spring 2016. Web. Winter 2016.

Follow this link to find out more about the installation at the Cornell Plantations.

Follow these two links to read about and watch the IAUJC sponsored dedication of the Goldsworthy Holocaust Memorial.

Commemorating the Holocaust -- Affirming Community held at Cornell University (2010).

 Follow this link to find out more about the Garden of Stones at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.

This living memorial garden continues to inspire in new ways. An eloquent garden plan of trees growing from stone, the garden was planted by the artist, Holocaust survivors, and their families. This contemplative space, meant to be revisited and experienced differently over time as the garden matures, is visible from almost every floor of the Museum. The effect of time on humans and nature, a key factor in Goldsworthy's work, is richly present in Garden of Stones, as the sculpture will be viewed, as well as cared for, by future generations. Andy Goldsworthy's Garden of Stones. Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Fall 2011. Web. Winter 2016

Jewish Heritage Museum, New York, NY - Garden of Stones