October 03 2016

October Events at The Mütter Museum

The Mütter Museum is hosting a full month of intriguing events and festivities this October. MISCHIEF at the Mütter returns for a second year on October 27 followed by family-friendly Day of the Dead celebrations on October 30, and joined by a few new surprises sure to keep you up at night… 

Skulls, Symbols, and Symmetry

Monday, October 17 Temple graduate and LA based artist David Orr will speak about his latest exhibit, Perfect Vessels, inspired by the Museum’s renowned skull collections. Orr will discuss Memento Mori and Vanitas traditions in classic art, along with other uses and symbolic meanings of skulls in ancient cultures. Get Tickets Now

Heads Will Roll

Monday, October 24 author Marc Hartzman introduces his book The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir over wine and cheese. The book tells the story of 300 years of history from a very peculiar perspective… Get Tickets Now

Mischief at the Mütter

Thursday, October 27 is the 2nd Annual MISCHIEF at the Mütter, a precarious night of marvel and fright, with full Museum access, tasty drinks and a few surprises along the way! Limited VIP-level tickets include special behind-the-scenes flashlight tours to the Museum’s basement, Bone Room, and other areas not open to the public. Costumes or festive attire encouraged. Get Tickets Now

Day of the Dead

Sunday, October 30 is the Mütter’s annual Day of the Dead festivities for all the family. Join in with sugar cookie skull decorating, paper flower making, face painting and more! All activities included with regular admission.

Smooth Medicine, Jazz Doctors, and Speakeasies

Monday, October 31 enjoy a night of smooth medicine from the Jazz Doctors (they’re jazz musicians and they’re physicians) in a speakeasy-style evening filled with giggle water and hoofing! Relax as you’re swept back to the roaring 20’s, it’s sure to be the bee’s knees. Festive or cocktail attire encouraged. Get Tickets Now

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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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