September 29 2015

Anatomy, Art, Death Positivity, and more brewing at the Mütter this Fall: October Activities at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Jaw Bones of a child ca. 8 years old, Katherina Weidemann - 1098.11, graphite on paper

This October the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (home of the Mütter Museum) launches a packed fall schedule of events for fans of art, science, and everything in between. 

The fall program launches on Monday, October 5 with two unique and unusual events. Death Salon Mütter Museum features two whole days of presentations and conversations about an often-ignored subject, our own mortality, while Anatomical Anomalies invites the artistic to draw inspiration from the Mütter collection…literally.

George M. Wohlreich, Director and CEO says, “Since it was founded in 1787 The College of Physicians of Philadelphia has been a platform for experts to share ideas and opinions about public health and medicine. We are thrilled to invite you to take part in our exciting fall series of events on health, medicine, and of course, the Mütter Museum.”

Most events require advanced registration. For further information and tickets see our full list of October events below!

October – November: Anatomical Anomalies Drawing Course

An unusual and unique opportunity to draw from the Mütter Museum’s collection of anatomical specimens.

October 5 & 6: Death Salon Mütter Museum

Death Salon joins forces with the Mütter Museum to highlight the delicate relationship between death and medicine. Founder Megan Rosenbloom is a Philly native and couldnt be happier bringing Death Salon to her hometown!

October 8: Comics in Medicine: Something to Marvel At

October 13: Everything You Wanted to Know About Drug Pricing But Were Afraid to Ask

October 21: Food & Thought: The Power of Public Murals

October 21: Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds

The first ever Philadelphia Public Health Grand Rounds focuses on emerging approaches to Hepatitis C.

October 26: Archives Month Philly – Exploring the Meaning of ‘Monster’

The Historical Medical Library will be displaying materials exploring what it meant to be a ‘monster’ in the 16th – 20th centuries.

October 27: Philadelphia Book Launch of “The Witch of Lime Street”

October 29: October Beer Garden (more details TBA)

October 31: Day of the Dead Festivities at the Mütter Museum

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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