Walking Each Other Home: Cultural Practices at End of Life
An exhibit at the Arizona State Museum
September 10, 2022 – February 25, 2023
At once solo and communal, death, dying, mourning, and honoring are part of the circle of life. What makes this universal experience unique are the cultural practices, values, and beliefs that communities and families hold. These include practices, traditions, adages, and rituals that address end-of-life planning and preparation, loss, grief, and how we memorialize those who have passed on. Looking closely at them can help us understand both ourselves and one another, and bring dignity to an event we will all, at some point, experience.
This exhibit shares stories and traditions that were documented as part of the our End of Life: Continuum project supported by the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership with funds from the David and Lura Lovell Foundation.