The Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts‘ (RCCA) exhibition, Death Under Glass, will be available for viewing at the Stedman Gallery starting Tuesday, September 5, 2023 – Saturday, December 9, 2023. 

Death Under Glass is a unique collaboration between forensic pathologist Marianne Hamel, M.D., Ph.D., and forensic photographer Nikki Johnson, M.F.A., and features photographs of human anatomy at high-magnification. The exhibition has traveled internationally since it was first exhibited at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia in 2014, and this version of the exhibition will be the largest yet. Some images allow forensic pathologists to determine a cause of death; others are simply beautiful, illustrating the complex interplay of tissues in the human body.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Thursday, October 5, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. This free event is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Marianne Hamel, Nikki Johnson, and Anna Dhody, Curator of the Mütter Museum and Director of the Mütter Research Institute, will give an Artists’ Talk on Tuesday, October 10, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to this free event!

Lecture Series

All lectures are free, open to the public, and located in the Stedman Gallery, in the Fine Arts Building.

  • “Chemistry of Color,” presented by Dr. Georgia Arbuckle-Keil, Professor of Chemistry
    • Tuesday, October 24, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • “Death and Decomposition: Zombies and Vampires,” presented by Kimberlee Moran, Associate Teaching Professor of Forensic Science 
    • Tuesday, October 31, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • “Fungi: Friend, Foe, and Forensics,” presented by Dr. Jennifer Oberle, Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology, and Kimberlee Moran, Associate Teaching Professor of Forensic Science 
    • Thursday, November 9, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • “Encountering Death: Mourning in Philosophy and Cultural Practice,” presented by Dr. Jillian Sayre, Associate Professor of English and Director of MARCH, and Dr. Kipp Gilmore-Clough, Lecturer of Philosophy and Religion 
    • Tuesday, November 14, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.