Special Exhibitions

Bones Books & Bell Jars : Photos of the Mütter Museum Collection

Bones Books & Bell Jars offers a contemporary fusion of art and medicine, recalling an era when artists and physicians collaborated to educate aspiring medical students and share information with other medical practitioners.

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Our Finest Clothing: A Layered History of Our Skin

This exhibition explores the biology, pathology, and cultural aspects of skin from both a historical and contemporary angle.

Open February 12, 2016 | Upper level of Mütter Museum

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Grimms' Anatomy: Magic and Medicine

Though many fairy-tale bodies belong to the realm of the marvelous, some have real-world counterparts.

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This exhibition examines the shifting perceptions about abnormal human development, from fear and wonder to curiosity and clinical science.

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Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work

Thomson Gallery | Jan. 19, 2018—Sept. 16, 2018

An exquisite group of hair art and jewelry, as well as accompanying materials that discuss the social expectations of Victorian-era mourning rituals.

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Tracing the Remains

Tracing the Remains - Sabrina Small and Caitlin McCormack

Tracing the Remains
January 13 – July 6, 2017 | Thomson Gallery

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Perfect Vessels, photography by David Orr

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.

Opening Reception: July 14, 2016 from 6 - 8pm

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Lisa Nilsson: Connective Tissue

July 13, 2017 – January 4, 2018

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The Medical Oddities of Alice: Potions, Poisons, & Pathology: 150 Years of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

The Mütter Museum celebrates the 150th anniversary of Carroll’s work with a look into the medical aspects of this timeless tale.

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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.

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