Special Exhibitions

Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work

Thomson Gallery | January 19, 2018 – July 12, 2018

From five private collections, the Mütter Museum along with John Whitenight and Evan Michelson have assembled an exquisite group of hair art and jewelry as well as accompanying materials that discuss the social expectations of Victorian-era mourning rituals that ruled 19th century society with strict standards.

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Lisa Nilsson: Connective Tissue

July 13, 2017 – January 4, 2018

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Opened March 2017

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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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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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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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