Spit Spreads Death – Multi-Day 2020

A century ago, a worldwide health disaster hit home. The influenza pandemic of 1918–19, the global epidemic often called the “Spanish flu,” killed 50 to 100 million people worldwide. Spit Spreads Death explores how neighborhoods in Philadelphia were impacted, how the disease spread, and what could happen in future pandemics.

Daily, 10am-5pm
Mütter Museum
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S. 22nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Included with general Museum admission: Adult – $20 / Child (5 and Under) – Free. Advance timed tickets required.
RSVP info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mutter-museum-timed-ticketing-tickets-111177707516
More info: http://muttermuseum.org/exhibitions/going-viral-infection-through-the-ages/

Spit Spreads Death is an exhibition and artist project that explores both this devastating historic event and the connections to contemporary health issues. It is an exploration that began before the exhibition opened with a commemorative parade and will continue throughout the life of the exhibition with a variety of community programming.

On September 28, 2019, facilitated by the internationally renowned artist group Blast Theory and local community health organizations, the Mütter Museum invited our audience, supporters, and the Philadelphia community at large to participate in a parade to memorialize the Philadelphia victims of the influenza pandemic and to honor the tremendous work being done every day by community health groups. Experience the parade in Blast Theory’s artistic film, featured in the exhibition.