“Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.” –Buddhist teaching
Death is a universal experience that occupies an important place in art history. The works in this gallery explore mortality, grief, and the possibilities of an afterlife. Through works by artists with different backgrounds and artistic traditions, Ars Moriendi: The Art of Death and Dying, seeks to encourage thoughtful discussion about the subject of death and how it can inspire empathy and connection with others.
Why are people drawn to the subject of death?
What experiences with death have shaped your own views of mortality?
Special thanks to Chauncey Secrist, artist and curator of the 2018 exhibition Ars Moriendi at the Bountiful Davis Art Center, for his help in developing this exhibition.