The Art of Death

Exhibition Dates: 
Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020 to Sunday, Jun 21, 2020

The Art of Death

The Art of Death exhibition stems from the Museum’s collaboration with the “The Art of Death Project” sponsored by the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (ASH) Scholar’s Program of the MU Honor’s College and the Office of Undergraduate Research. This program enlists undergraduate scholars to aid in research exploring viewer reactions to death imagery in the arts. Like the ASH Scholars’ research, the Museum’s exhibition includes themes such as funerals, personifications of death, suicide, and martyrdom, among others. These themes are represented by various 2D mediums, in addition to antiquities associated with funerals and religious aspects of death. Student reactions to the artworks will be included.

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