The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Encountering Death: Our Responses and Reconciliations

Moishe Smith, A Gothic Tale Death in Milano, 1970
Edward Okun, Vivitur Ingenio Caetera Mortis Erunt, 1914
William Strang, Danse Macabre

September 29, 2018 – January 20, 2019

Encountering Death: Our Responses and Reconciliations represents the various attitudes people have had about death across time and place. This exhibition explores ways in which people have mourned the dead, contemplated the afterlife, and accepted or avoided mortality. Works in this show demonstrate how death has been symbolized, and how people have responded to death in their own lives. Curated by Grace Liatti, the Edward and Nancy Strauss Intern, this exhibition features works by artists such as: Thomas Cole, Käthe Kollwitz, Auguste Rodin, and Edward Okun.

Images: Moishe Smith, A Gothic Tale: Death in Milano, 1970, Etching on paper; Edward Okun, Vivitur Ingenio Caetera Mortis Erunt, 1914, Oil; William Strang, Danse Macabre, 1891, Etching