Through the Weeping Glass

Exhibit Dates: 
Nov 2, 2012 - Jan 31, 2013
Moving Media Hall


Timothy and Stephen Quay are American-born stop-motion animators whose latest film brings to life the medical history and intrigue behind the Mutter Museum’s collection of 19th century scientific anomalies.


View some articles about the Quays movie Through the Weeping Glass:

The New York Times

Animators Amok in a Curiosity Cabinet By FRANZ LIDZ
Published: October 13, 2010

Full article here.

“Our films are dark fairy tales with elements of grotesquerie and the pathological,” Stephen Quay said on a recent afternoon.

Timothy added, “We set them in a twilight world, midway between sleep and wakefulness.”

"The Mütter, the Quays agreed, transcends the morbid. Behind each malignancy, each deformity, they see an individual. On screen they’ll try to take stories awash in rarity and peculiarity and imbue them with the universal."


NPR (National Public Radio)
Quays Focus 'Weeping Glass' On The Mutter Museum

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"The Quay brothers are so good at revealing the hidden," he says, "at creating stories about the inner lives of overlooked or unusual things. They animate straight pins used in sewing; they animate puppets, screws, dust. They're particularly virtuosos at manipulating dust."


All Things Considered
May 23, 2012

Listen to audiocast here.


The Philadelphia Inquirer
Quay Brothers focus on Mütter Museum in 'Through the Weeping Glass'
September 22, 2011
By Tirdad Derakhshani

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