Jan. 24, 2019

Anna vs. the Müvie presents "The Relic"


One disturbingly informative museum curator, one classic 90’s B-movie, and the battle they were born to fight. This is: Anna vs The Relic.  

The College of Physicians is thrilled to present the 1997 cult classic monster-in-a-museum film The Relic, screened in its entirety, followed by a discussion with special guest, Kyle Cassidy, and Anna Dhody, curator of the Mütter Museum, about what The Relic does and doesn’t get right about running a museum with over a century’s worth of often-bizarre specimens on the shelves. Laugh, learn and (knowing Anna) cringe at what goes on behind the scenes of the Mütter. Included with this ticket is exclusive after-hours access to the Museum itself! There will be light snacks and a cash bar.

Mütter Museum admission is included in the ticket price and the museum will be open from 5:30-6:30. There will be a cash bar and complimentary snacks. The film screening will begin promptly at 6:40 and end around 8:30. Live commentary during the movie with Anna Dhody, curator of the Mütter Museum, and special guest, Kyle Cassidy. Q&A to follow.

5:30PM-6:30PM Reception/Museum Open
6:40PM-8:30PM Screening and Live Commentary
8:30PM-9:00PM Q&A

About Special Guest: Kyle Cassidy
Kyle Cassidy has been documenting American culture since the 1990's. He has photographed Goths, Punks, Politicians, Metalheads, the Dalai Lama, Scholars, and oil workers, in addition to less prosaic subjects.

Kyle's work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times of London, Marie Claire, Spin, CNN, the L.A. Times, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Newsweek, the New York Post, and the usual list of various other publications.

His latest book is This is What a Librarian Looks Like, portraits & interviews with 220 librarians from across the U.S.

Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.
Questions? Email


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.

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