June 14 2017

History of Vaccines Launches Sites in Arabic, Hindi, and Urdu

Award-winning, a project of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, builds upon its success to reach new global audiences, filling a need for global vaccine history education.

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May 12 2017

Spit Spreads Death: Let’s start here! Researching an interactive artwork

Artist Matt Adams is one of the founders of UK-based contemporary artists' group Blast Theory. He is collaborating with the Mütter Museum, along with historical curator Jane E. Boyd, and art curator Trevor Smith, to create a centerpiece for the Mütter's forthcoming major exhibition Spit Spreads Death. Here he explains his artistic approach to creating an interactive piece for a medical history museum.

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May 01 2017

Spit Spreads Death: The expression of cultural DNA: art, history, and storytelling

Last week, Curator of the Present Tense of the Peabody Essex Museum and Arts Curator for the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Discovery Grant Trevor Smith shared his insight into the development of Spit Spreads Death, an exhibit coming to the Mütter in 2018.

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April 21 2017

Spit Spreads Death: Using contemporary art to interpret a century-old epidemic

Trevor Smith, curator of the present tense at the Peabody Essex Museum, has partnered with the Mütter Museum to help develop our upcoming exhibit, Spit Spreads Death. We’ve asked him to share what brought him to working on this project and how the exhibit team came to choose artist collective Blast Theory to interpret the epidemic for a modern audience.

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April 12 2017

Now Accepting Applications for Teen Summer Programs

We offer a variety of successful science-oriented programs especially for Philadelphia teens from low-income families, communities affected by violence, and youth who identify as LGBTQ.

Applications are due April 28, 2017.

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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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