Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine A Ghoulish Gala

Organization Legion of Honor - San Francisco
Hours Friday: 08:00pm - 00:00am

Tickets purchased by October 9:
$50 Members of the Fine Arts Museums
$70 Non-Members

Tickets purchased after October 10:
$65 Members of the Fine Arts Museums
$85 Non-Members

Address 34th Avenue & Clement Street, San Francisco, California, United States
Phone 415.750.3600
Start October 30, 2009
End October 31, 2009
Closed 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: Blueprint Studios Fiji Water Jay Siegan Presents

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