Castle Gallery at The College of New RochelleCastle Gallery at The College of New Rochelle

Reception for Memento

The Castle Gallery held a reception for Memento on Sunday, February 9. The exhibit draws from the Christian tradition of the memento mori, an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death.

On display January 28 through March 30, the exhibit features depictions of memento mori, which emphasize Heaven, Hell, and salvation of the soul in the afterlife. Memento mori originated in Christian Europe and ultimately spread to Colonial America and beyond, even influencing Mexican Day of the Dead imagery.

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