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September 29, 2016

Mutter Museum announces five spooky October events

Get in the Halloween mood

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Skull Courtesy of Mutter Museum/PhillyVoice

This October, Temple graduate and LA based artist David Orr will speak about his latest exhibit, "Perfect Vessels," inspired by the Museum’s renowned skull collections.

The Mutter Museum has announced a full schedule of October events, leading up to Halloween. 

There are events with skulls, events with speakeasy-style music, events with open bars and events with basement flashlight tours.

"Perfect Vessels" Discussion

The exhibit "Perfect Vessels," created by artist and Temple graduate David Orr, is inspired by the Mutter Museum's skull collection. 

Orr will speak about the symbolic meaning of skulls in ancient culture, along with touching on the use of skulls in classic art.

Monday, Oct. 17
6:30-8:30 p.m. | $10 per person
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.

"The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell" Reading & Author Talk

Author Marc Hartzman will tell a fascinating – and true – tale about a head that traveled throughout Europe for 300 years. Sound strange? It is, which makes it perfect as a pre-Halloween event.

Monday, Oct. 24
6:30-8:30 p.m. | $10 per person
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.

MISCHIEF at the Mutter

This will be the second year the Mutter Museum will host a night full of mischief in celebration of Halloween. Tickets to the event include an open bar with beer, wine, sangria and cider, access to the museum and few surprises.

Limited VIP-level tickets include special behind-the-scenes flashlight tours of the Museum’s basement, Bone Room and other areas not open to the public. 

Costumes are encouraged at the event.

Thursday, Oct. 27
6:30-11 p.m. | $20-$100 per person
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.

Day of the Dead Festivities

Bring the family to the Mutter Museum for a full day of Day of the Dead festivities. There will be sugar cookies shaped like skulls for decorating, paper flower making and face painting. 

All festivities are included in museum admission.

Sunday, Oct. 30
Free with museum admission
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.

Concerts at the College Presents The Jazz Doctors

The Jazz Doctors have a fitting name, since they're both musicians and physicians. 

The band will perform at the Mutter Museum during a speakeasy-style event, where guests will be transported back to the roaring '20s in the museum's ball room.

Tickets include an open bar and light snacks. Cocktail attire is encouraged.

Monday, Oct. 31
7-9:30 p.m. | $30 per person
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.