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Embracing Death at the Chicago Cultural Center

Though it doesn’t quite rival Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum for audacity and creepiness, the Chicago Cultural Center has given itself over to a consideration of the tenuous nature of life and the impending fragility of this mortal coil in the form of Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection, ex-antique dealer Harris’ thousand-piece collection of art dealing with death, decay, mort, the end, muerte, kifo, you name it. (By the way, “kifo” is the Swahili word for death. Embrace that.) The show’s at CCC through July 8. (FULL ARTICLE: kara spak, Chicago Sun-Times)