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Spoken / Unspoken; Stories on Living and Dying: Dec 1st 2017 – March 25 2018

Joop Rubens Photography

I wish I could tell people how valuable they are to the world.”—Hospice Patient

At the end of your life, what will you wish you had said? This exhibition invites you to share your story, make music, and listen to others.

Spoken/Unspoken is a sound installation that features intimate stories from Hospice patients in end of life care. Hospice caregivers meet with people nearing the end of their lives. They listen to their stories. They learn what matters most to them. And now they share these stories with you.

The MAH worked with Hospice Santa Cruz County to collect some of these stories. Then, sound artist Lanier Sammons wove their words into an audio installation that invites us to explore what matters most in our own lives.

Exhibition-Related Events

Death Cafe | Tuesday, Jan 16, 6–8 pm

MAH Members Event: Death Cafe | Saturday, Feb 10, 5–7 pm

Conversations I Wish I Had | Sunday, Feb 11, 10 am–4 pm

Death Cafe | Tue, Mar 6, 2018, 6–8 pm

Coffee Outside: Evergreen Cemetery | Wednesday, Mar 21, 7–8 am