Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Morbid Attractor! The Thing is at The Wellcome! Day of the Dead Party! Death and the Idea of Mexico! Avian Finery of the Gilded Age! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Morbid Anatomy has scores of wonderful events taking place The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn AND at a variety of spaces around London in the days and weeks to come!

First off, we are delighted to be teaming up with our friends at Strange Attractor for a new event series called, of course, "Morbid Attractor;" hope to see you at its first iteration--dedicated to haunted taxonomies--on Tuesday, September 23rd at London's Horse Hospital.

We are also very excited about a series of events produced in tandem with Salvador Olguín, Morbid Anatomy's October Scholar in Residence, which will explore the historical background behind some of Mexico's most intriguing cultural practices and artifacts. The month will culminate in our second annual field trip to Mexico for Day of the Dead and is co-sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. You can see a full list of events--which feature illustrated lectures on Mourning and Cultural Representations of Death in Mexico and Death and the Idea of Mexico with Columbia Uninversity's Claudio Lomnitz; a Halloween/Day of the Dead Flea Market; a reading group on Human Sacrifice in Theory and History; a field trip to Santa Muerte Shrine in Queens and our annual Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Party--by clicking here.

Below you will find a list of events taking place this week and newly announced events; for a list of all upcoming events, please click here. If you like what you see, please consider supporting this kind of programming by becoming a member (with all the benefits that entails!) by clicking here, or making a donation by clicking here

Thanks, and hope to see you at one of these great upcoming events!

EVENTS TAKING PLACE THIS WEEK
  • "Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine," an Illustrated lecture and book signing with author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

    THIS Wednesday, September 10th, 8pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here

    (for a recent Morbid Anatomy review of the book, click here.
     
  • Industrial Ladies: An Illustrated Lecture by Evan Michelson, Obscura Antiques and Oddities, Morbid Anatomy Museum Scholar in residence 

    THIS Thursday, September 11th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
     
  • Sounds of the Ether - The Strange Universe of the Theremin: A Concert and Lecture with Dorit Chrysler
    THIS Friday, Sept. 12th, 8pm, $20, Tickets (and more info) here

NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS

In London:
  • Morbid Attractor - Haunted Taxonomies: Robert Williams: Dis Manibus and Roger Luckhurst: Voids, Corridors, Wires
    LONDON, The Horse Hospital, 1 Colonnade, London, WC1N 1JDTuesday 23 September, Doors 7.30pm, Tickets £5/7; Tickets (and more info) here 
     
  • The Thing Is... Morbid Anatomy
    LONDON, The Wellcome Collection, Thursday 25 September 2014, 7pm
    ; Tickets (and more info) here
In Brooklyn:
  • Screening of Santa Muerte followed by moderated discussion between Salvador Olguín and director Eva Aridjis
    October 3, 8:00 pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
     
  • 'Cuerpo Presente': Mourning and Cultural Representations of Death in Mexico, Featuring a Collection of Postmortem Photographs from Rural Mexico: An Illustrated lecture with Salvador Olguín
    October 7, 8:00 pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
     
  • Halloween/Day of the Dead Flea Market with multiple vendors selling taxidermy galore, mexican folk art, unusual antiques, obscure books, and assorted curiosities. 

    October 12, 12-6pm, FREE, More info here 

  • Screening of ¡Que Viva Mexico! by Sergei Eisenstein
    October 12, 8:00 pm, $8,
    Tickets (and more info) here

  • Human Sacrifice in Theory and History: Mexico and Beyond: Reading and Discussion Group. Reading and discussion group with Salvador Olguín, Morbid Anatomy "Death in Mexico" Scholar in Residence

    Three Mondays, October 13th, 20th and  27th, 8pm, $28, Tickets (and more info) here

  • Field trip to Santa Muerte Shrine in Queens
    October 18, More info soon!
     
  • Death and the Idea of Mexico: Illustrated lecture by Claudio Lomnitz
    October 21, 8pm, $8,
     Tickets (and more info) here 

  • Annual Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Party
    October 24, 8pm, $15 Members/$25 Regular, Tickets (and more info) here 

  • Papel Picado Workshop with Artist Rebeca Olguín

    Sunday, October 26th, 1pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here
     
  • When Women Wore Birds: Avian Finery of the Gilded Age. Illustrated lecture with Laura Allen, American Museum of Natural History
    
Thursday, November 6th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

  • Decadence, Symbolism, and Rock and Roll's Occult Imagination. An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Bebergal, Author of "Season of the Witch: How the Occult How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll" 

    Friday, December 12th, 8pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here 
Please note: this list includes ONLY newly announced and directly upcoming events; click here to see a complete list. And,  please note: events tend to sell out; we strongly recommend pre-purchasing a ticket to ensure admission!

Image: From The Richard Harris Collection

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