Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine A Ghoulish Gala
||Legion of Honor - San Francisco
08:00pm - 00:00am
Tickets purchased by October 9:
$50 Members of the Fine Arts Museums
Tickets purchased after October 10:
$65 Members of the Fine Arts Museums
||34th Avenue & Clement Street, San Francisco, California, United States
||October 30, 2009
||October 31, 2009
||Sunday - Thursday, Saturday
We dare you to join us!
Creatures of the night, join ArtPoint for an evening of mayhem and mischief, as the Ghoulish Gala is unveiled. This year's most-buzzed-about Halloween spooktacular will be held at the opulent Legion of Honor with 1,500 beautiful mortal maids and beings from the night. Dance among the undead with two rooms of fiendish music provided by Pop Rocks and DJ Shissla. Hosted open bars stocked with complimentary top-shelf potions, elixirs, and witches' brew await, along with a feast of devilishly delicious hors d'oeuvres.
The exhibition Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine explores the modern scientific examination of mummies. Among the artifacts on view will be a very-well-preserved, 2,500-year-old ancient Egyptian mummy, known as Irethorrou. CT scans done by scientists at Stanford Medical School shed light on Irethorrou's physical attributes and the cause of his death. The scans provide depth and scientific background to the exhibition and contribute to a three-dimensional "fly-through" of the mummy as well as a forensic reconstruction of his head. The exhibition also includes a variety of ancient artifacts that date from 1450 B.C. to A.D. 150.
ArtPoint gratefully acknowledges:
Jay Siegan Presents