Undying Tradition Exhibition

September 12, 2019 – January 5, 2020 all-day
Muskegon Museum of Art
296 W. Webster Ave.
Muskegon Museum of Art
Undying Tradition Exhibition @ Muskegon Museum of Art

The Memento Mori is a Medieval Latin Christian philosophy that encourages reflection on mortality, on the inevitability of death and the transience of mortal pleasures and accomplishments. The reflections are typically expressed through the still life, incorporating the human skull with various symbols of time and decay. Contemporary artists continue to explore this tradition with similar imagery. Organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, Undying Traditions: Memento Mori brings together artists from across the United States currently exploring themes of death and earthly pleasure. From intricate painting to sculpture, these artists offer us insights into our collective fascination with death.