A Sneak Peek of “Very Postmortem: Mummies & Medicine” – Opens Tomorrow at the Legion of Honor

You know what you want to see? How about photos from the press preview for Very Postmortem: Mummies & Medicine, opening Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Legion of Honor.

(And don’t forget about tonight’s ArtPoint Ghoulish Gala starting at 8:00 PM)

All photos, captions: Andrew Fox, ©FAMSF

Overview of the gallery, click to expand:

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The coffin and mummy of Irethorrou. He’s the star of the show, if you will.

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Forensic reconstruction of the head of Irethorrou’s father Ankhwenefer, whose mummy is currently housed in the collection of the Washington State Historical Society

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Tasty mummy cookies were served to the press.

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Organist Robert Gurney plays seasonal tunes on the Legion’s 1924 Skinner organ. Selections included the themes from Dr. Who and the Addams Family, as well as Bach’s famous Prelude (minus the fugue) in D-minor.

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Halloween decor at the Legion of Honor, courtesy of the creative minds of the flower committee

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All right, see you there!

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One Response to “A Sneak Peek of “Very Postmortem: Mummies & Medicine” – Opens Tomorrow at the Legion of Honor”

  1. Dear SF Citizen,

    Just to update your caption facts, the mummy and coffin cases of Ankh-Wennefer are in the collection of the Washington State Historical Society, not the Tacoma Art Museum.

    Best,
    Stephanie Lile
    Head of Education
    Washington State History Museum