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  • Reviving the Environment: Ways to Honor the Dead and Living

    Talks & Lectures, and part of Thursday Nights, Tomb Treasures

    Apr 27
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    Free with museum admission

    7—8:30 PM

    Samsung Hall

    At a time when environmental awareness is so crucial, specialists and scientists are considering ways of burying the dead that are more environmentally friendly but still effectively honor an individual’s life. Katrina Spade, founder of the Urban Death Project, and Karla Maria Rothstein of Columbia University’s DeathLAB start our discussion of new urban development projects envisioned to achieve this purpose. Angela Hennessy, artist and associate professor at California College of the Arts, joins the discussion with perspective on historical and contemporary funeral practices, and also how art can be used to respond to grief and loss. Roy Remer, director of education and training at the Zen Hospice Project, moderates the discussion.

Lead Sponsor

Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty is organized by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the Nanjing Museum. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of The Bernard Osher Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, The Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang Fund for Excellence in Exhibitions and Presentations, United, Barbara and Gerson Bakar, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Warren Felson and Lucy Sun, Angela and Gwong-Yih Lee, Fred Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Ben and A. Jess Shenson, and Brayton Wilbur Foundation. Media sponsors: San Francisco magazine, Sing Tao Daily, World Journal.

Thursday Night Sponsors

Thursday Nights are supported by Wells Fargo.

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