Be the FIRST to get the DVD of the Quay Brothers film about
the Mütter Museum, Through the Weeping Glass!
Join us for a final viewing of Through the Weeping Glass, a reflective hybrid documentary on the collections of books, instruments, and medical anomalies at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, made by internationally-renowed filmmakers, the Quay Brothers. Following the film, there will be a discussion with Robert Hicks, PhD, Measey Chair for the History of Medicine, Director of the Mütter Museum & Historical Medical Library.
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About the Film
The coupling of the Quay Brothers’ vision with the collections of the College’s Historical Medical Library and Mütter Museum has produced a riveting experience of contemplative set pieces exploring the College. This short film (running time: 31 minutes) is the first made in the United States by these internationally recognized artists. Adding to the film’s visual strength is a powerful musical score by composer Timothy Nelson and a resonant voice-over by Derek Jacobi.
Through the Weeping Glass was commissioned by The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and jointly produced by Atelier Koninck QBFZ, Ltd., and PRO BONO films.
This project has been supported by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative.
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia is the oldest medical society & the oldest steward of American Medicine, and is regarded as the “Birthplace of American Medicine”SM, offering insight into medicine’s past, present and future.
Our specimens, book collections, archives, personal journals and ephemera are more relevant today than ever – attracting more visitors and users of our collections and facilities than ever before in our history.
Dedicated to advancing the cause of health while upholding the ideals and heritage of medicine, the College remains an unbiased community resource without allegiance to one healthsystem, a particular educational institution or industry.
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