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GSU Art Gallery Explores Art and Mortality in “Death is the Destination”

Transi tomb sculpture | CC-SA image by wit via Flickr

A new exhibition that explores themes of death and human existence in art opens today (August 9) at GSU’s Welch School of Art & Design Galleries. The show, entitled “Death is the Destination,” is part of the firstĀ Ernest G. Welch Symposium, and is curated by four Welch School professors: John Decker, Nancy Floyd, Ruth Stanford, and Christina West.

Should the exhibition sharpen your appetite for death in art, the Library is here to help with a plethora of research materials and image resources.

Click here for a list of books.

You can also find death-related images of art objects in ARTstor, an image database funded through student Tech Fees. Try searching transi tombs, memento mori, or funerary sculpture for some truly haunting stuff!

The exhibition runs through September 21, with a public reception on Thursday, September 6, from 5-8pm.