Memento Mori: Skulls and Bones in Art


2016-11-05 12:00:00
12:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. until November 5

Location Info:

Huntington Beach Art Center
538 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA  92648
Memento mori: that’s Latin for “all must die,” approximately, and let’s also throw in some omnia vanitas (“all is vanity”) to really get in the mood for this exhibition celebrating the one thing everybody has in common. Which is: death, and sorry to bum you out as you innocently read calendar picks, by the way. But this 'Memento Mori' show isn’t supposed to be grim—instead, it’s a catalogue of humanity’s grappling with the finite, including a Di?a de los Muertos celebration at the end of October and a lot of art using skulls and bones to explore the space between mortality and immortality. Expect plenty of hip skeletal beauty (death-y skateboard decks by Roberto “Beto” Janz, for example) and plenty of toothy smiles—from the patrons and the exhibits both.


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