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Blood Work

Jordan Eagles-Blood Work

Thomson Gallery
August 31, 2013 – March 31, 2014

JORDAN EAGLES-BLOOD WORK, is a new series based on the various elemental qualities of blood and copper, as well as minimal works in blood dust and gauze. In the presence of light, the works vibrate iridescent reds, crimsons, oranges, browns, and black and cast shadows, projecting an intense glow. These effects make the works appear as if they are illuminated from within. JORDAN EAGLES-BLOOD WORK provides a compelling multi-sensory experience that engage allegories of life, death, and regeneration, and aims to convey the connections between body, spirit, and nature.

Eagles' works are included in numerous museum collections, including the Addison Gallery of American Art, the Princeton University Art Museum, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the Peabody Essex Museum, the Everson Museum, the Everhart Museum, Mobile Museum of Art, the Elmhurst Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, the Museum of Sex and the International Museum of Surgical Science. Eagles works have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, New York Magazine's critic pick, Village Voice, L'Uomo Vogue, Architectural Digest Italy, San Francisco Chronicle, WIRED, MSNBC, FOX News, NY Post's Page 6, Marie Claire Italia, VS Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

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Grimms' Anatomy

Magic and Medicine: 1812-2012

The bodies of fairy tale characters are rarely ordinary. They may be injured through acts of violence, healed or harmed by medicinal potions, or altered by magical transformations. Though many fairy-tale bodies belong to the realm of the marvelous, some have real-world counterparts. In honor of the 200th anniversary of the publication of The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, this exhibit will present real-world examples of the sometimes gruesome or grotesque fairy tale bodies, along with instruments from and rare illustrated editions of these stories. On view in the Main Museum Gallery. Free with Museum Admission.

Hansel + Gretel (detail), 2012. Image courtesy of Patrick Awa

Civil War

Civil War 150 in Greater Philadelphia

Over the next four years, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia and more than 70 partners in the Civil War History Consortium will commemorate the Philadelphia area's involvement in the war. Robert D. Hicks, PhD, Director of the Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library, will be appearing in the uniform of a Union Army surgeon and will interpret how soldiers maintained their health, what happened when they were sick, and how they were cared for in hospitals. Find out when and where to find Dr. Hicks right here.

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