The Santa Monica Museum of Art will continue its “Collection of Ideas” lecture series with “You Haven’t Lived Until You Die: Perspectives on the End of Life,” a conversation about aging gracefully and dying with aplomb, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26.
The discussion gathers artists and professionals who have been engaged with the process of aging and death. Among those scheduled to attend are Tim Tattu, artist and registered nurse of Oncology-Palliative Care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Dr. Glen Komatsu, chief medical officer of Providence TrinityCare Hospice; and Rie Norregaard, founder and CEO of Omhu, a design company that creates products to support people’s changing abilities throughout life.
“You Haven’t Lived Until You Die is a conversation about dying as an inevitable part of life,” said museum representative Beth Laski. “The conversation will reflect on American cultural attitudes and artists’ perspectives toward aging and the process of dying.”
Tattu, a Los Angeles County native who began his career as an artist, will moderate the conversation.
“Our museum is an ideal setting for conversations about aging and dying,” says Asuka Hisa, museum director of education and public programs and the architect of You Haven’t Lived Until You Die. “Throughout history, art has revealed essential truths about life and death. This program addresses te subject candidly and thoughtfully, guided by the insights of those who work with the aging and dying every day.”
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10, and free for museum. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at the door.
The Santa Monica Museum of Art is at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave. G1, Santa Monica.
Information, (310) 586-6488, or www.smmoa.org.

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