Enjoy a first look at the new Thomson Gallery exhibit -- Tracing the Remains -- before the public opening on January 13th. The artists will be present to answer questions about their work.
Cash bar. Limited tickets available.
The entire Mütter Museum will not be open.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: There is no elevator access during this event, as the College of Physicians will be installing a new elevator during the months of January & February. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
ABOUT THE EXHIBIT
This viscerally introspective exhibition by Philadelphia artists Sabrina Small and Caitlin McCormack explores transformations of the living body and its decay post mortem. Highly detailed embroidered and crocheted pieces adapt the Mütter Museum collection into captivating personal narratives. Swarming with intricate beadwork, layered drawings, and thousands of stitches, Small’s infirmed figures struggle against consuming pathologies. McCormack’s willowy skeletal forms are distilled to gripping memories pinned to stark, inky backgrounds, shielded by Victorian style framing. This evocative work advocates for a more personal perspective of The Mütter Museum collection, addressing the effects of chronic illness.
Partial sales of the work from Tracing the Remains will benefit The Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia.