The Mütter Museum, and our home The College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosts events and lectures all year round! Check them out below and we hope to see you soon!

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Blues, Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll: A Mirror of American History

Starting with West African music, we will observe the development and evolution of the African-American Spiritual, Blues and the emergence of Ragtime. We will pay special attention to the “birth” of Jazz in the amazing multi-racial, multi-ethnic city of New Orleans, and the role of the New Orleans native Louis Armstrong in the advent and popularization of jazz in the 1920s. From there, we’ll trace through the development of “Swing” in the 1930s, “Bebop” in the 1940s; and post-WWII youth culture and the advent of Rock & Roll in the 1950s, itself a harbinger of the Civil Rights and Youth movements of the 1960s.


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Health Design Thinking

Bon Ku, MD, and Ellen Lupton will talk about how they collaborated to create their new book Health Design Thinking, which offers a human-centered approach for designing health care products and services. Dr. Ku is a physician and founder of the innovative Health Design Lab at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. Ms. Lupton is an award-winning author, graphic designer, and curator at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. Their book shows how clinicians can tap the power of design and how designers and medical professionals can collaborate in surprising ways. Their practical guide highlights important products, prototypes, and research in health design.


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Library Pop-up: Herbals

April showers bring May flowers! The Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia will be displaying their herbal collection. An herbal is a book that describes herbs and their culinary or medicinal properties.

Access to this event is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket to the Mütter Museum.

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The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  • 19 S 22nd Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
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  • Monday through Sunday
  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1