Corporeal Manifestations at the Mütter Museum

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Artist Kate McDowell (HF Vol.15) joins 10 other extraordinary sculptors in an exhibition, Corporeal Manifestations at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s The Mütter Museum. The show “highlights artists who create traditional ceramic figurative work by exploring the psychology of our biological existence” and will be on view until August 2, 2010.

And in case you didn’t know, The Mütter Museum is over 150 years old and boasts over 20,000 objects of historical medical wonder which include a plaster cast of world-famous Siamese Twins, Chang & Eng and their conjoined livers, disarticulated skulls, preserved epileptics’ brains, a preserved hand, a collection of 2,000 objects extracted from people’s throats and many more objects of medical research. “The Mütter Museum was founded to educate future doctors about anatomy and human medical anomalies. Today, it serves as a valuable resource for educating and enlightening the public about our medical past and telling important stories about what it means to be human.”

Featured artists are Kate MacDowell, Melissa Mencini, Jason Briggs, Christina West, Anne Drew Potter, Colleen Toledano, Tom Bartel, Jessica Kreutter, Tip Toland, Roxanne Jackson and Sergei Isupov.

“Solastalgia” – Kate McDowell

“Baby” – Jason Briggs

“Toe” – Jason Briggs (although we’re not entirely sure this is part of the Corporeal Manifestations exhibit, it warranted some real estate here)

Roxanne Jackson

“Survivor” – Tip Toeland

Images via The Mütter Museum and respective arist’s websites.

More about The Mütter Museum at their website…

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