What happens when disease strikes a city of two million people, sickening half a million and killing nearly 14,000 in just six weeks, and more than 17,500 in six months? What would YOU do?
Opened February 12, 2016 | Upper level of Mütter Museum
This exhibition explores the biology, pathology, and cultural aspects of skin from both a historical and contemporary angle.
Though many fairy-tale bodies belong to the realm of the marvelous, some have real-world counterparts.
This exhibition examines the shifting perceptions about abnormal human development, from fear and wonder to curiosity and clinical science.
Jan. 19, 2018—Sept. 16, 2018 | Thomson Gallery
An exquisite group of hair art and jewelry, as well as accompanying materials that discuss the social expectations of Victorian-era mourning rituals.
January 13 – July 6, 2017 | Thomson Gallery
Highly evocative embroidered and crocheted pieces adapt the Mütter Museum collection into captivating personal narratives, addressing the effects of chronic illness.
Explore Perfect Vessels, a brand new exhibition by LA-based artist and photographer David Orr, inspired by the Mütter Museum’s renowned Hyrtl Skull Collection.
July 13, 2017 – January 4, 2018 | Thomson Gallery
Lisa Nilsson showcases ornate quilled paper constructions that explore the complex geography of the human anatomy.
This exhibition is the work of students from our third iteration of our Drawing Anatomical Anomalies course.
The History of Vaccines is the College’s award-winning website that provides in-depth information on the development, use, and delivery of vaccines within a historical context. Much of the content is taken from the collections of the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library.
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.