Walking Each Other Home: Cultural Practices at End of Life

Opening September 10, 2022

Logan Boyd connects with his grandfather, Carlon “Bud” Dreier, near the end of Bud’s life. Kathleen Dreier Photography
Logan Boyd connects with his grandfather, Carlon “Bud” Dreier, near the end of Bud’s life. Kathleen Dreier Photography.

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 these universal experiences unique are the cultural practices, values, and beliefs that communities and families hold. These include 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 is developed by and presented in partnership with Southwest Folklife Alliance.

Learn more about the Arizona End of Life Care Partnership.