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Memento Mori: A 1708 Gallery exhibition at Linden Row Inn

  • 100 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Dates: October 6, 2017 - January 14, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 days
  • Venue: Linden Row Inn
  • Phone: (804) 643-1708
  • Time: September 4 – January 14, 2017
  • Price: Free!
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Thirteen artists explore the tradition of memento mori – an artwork that reminds the viewer of their mortality, impermanence, and even the shortness and fragility of human life. Memento mori is a Latin phrase meaning ‘remember you must die’. Memento mori artwork became popular in the seventeenth century, in a religious age when almost everyone believed that life on earth was merely a preparation for an afterlife.

We are reminded almost every day of the truth of impermanence. We often want to assign cause and effect and blame to these losses, at the same time that we recognize the randomness of nature. The artworks you see here explore how artists sometimes find a way to deal with loss.

Momento Mori will include works by Nick Candela, Miguel Carter-Fisher, Ginna Cullen, Bill Fisher, Vaughn Whitney Garland, Stella Graham-Landau, Jonathan Lee, John MacLellan, Amie Oliver, Michael A. Pierce, Michael-Birch Pierce, Elaine Rogers, Janet Scagnelli

Momento Mori is curated by Michael A. Pierce, 1708 Gallery Satellite Exhibitions Guest Curator

Memento Mori: A 1708 Gallery exhibition at Linden Row Inn