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.
Memento Mütter is an online exhibit that allows you to get uncomfortably close to the Mütter Museum in the comfort of your own home. The name for the exhibit comes from the Latin memento mori– “remember that you shall die."
In 1921 Marie Curie came to The College of Physicians to present a gift. Find out what is was and how she and other important scientists discovered new forms of energy at the turn of the 20th century in our new exhibit.
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The Mütter Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of Carroll’s work with a look into the medical aspects of this timeless tale.
Before the ideas of Scientific Revolution began to emerge in the mid-16th century, a wholly different view of the natural world dominated the psyche of Western Europe.
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.
September 2013—September 2019
No Civil War battles were fought in or near Philadelphia, but the war came here in other ways. On trains and steamboats, tens of thousands of wounded and sick soldiers arrived in the city, to be cared for in local hospitals.
BLOOD WORK is a new series by artist Jordan Eagles based on the various elemental qualities of blood and copper, as well as works in blood dust and gauze. In the presence of light, the works vibrate iridescent reds, crimsons, oranges, browns, and black and cast shadows, projecting an intense glow. These effects make the works appear as if they are illuminated from within.
This exhibition premiered the Quay Brothers’ film commissioned by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum. Entitled Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting, the film and the exhibition in the Mütter Gallery focused on remarkable people longing to comprehend both the unusual and the ordinary. Highlighted are therapeutic procedures, devices, and etchings that are both beautiful and poetically evocative.
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.