Saturday, October 18, 2014

Death and Mexico! Day of the Dead Party! Halloween Children's Party! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Happy Day of the Dead and Halloween season! To celebrate, we have dozens of terrific events coming up at The Morbid Anatomy Museum. Following, you will find a list of events taking place this week, as well as newly announced and cancelled events; you can see a list of all upcoming events by clicking here. To sign up for our weekly mailer and get these alerts sent to your inbox, click here.

There is also a very lovely piece in this weekend's New York Times about the resurgence of interest in death and mourning and in contemporary culture, focusing on the Morbid Anatomy Museum's current Art of Mourning exhibition (on view through January 5) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire; You can read the full story here. On November 22, scholar in residence Karen Bachmann will also lead us on a special tour of Death Becomes Her, on which more here. Also in the news: last week's Headless Horseman Variety Show--in which we celebrated the release of Elizabeth Bradley's Penguin Classics edition of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow--got a nice shout out in this week's New Yorker; read it by clicking here.

Morbid Anatomy is committed to making all of our events affordable, but to do this, we need you support. If you are a fan of what we do, please consider 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!


• Gowanus Open Studios: Morbid Anatomy Museum Free Weekend!
As part of Gowanus Open Studios, the Morbid Anatomy Museum will waive all admissions THIS WEEKEND Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th, 12 - 6. More here 

• Sex, Death and Rebirth in Ancient Egypt: Illustrated Lecture with Ava Vitalli
TONIGHT Saturday, October 18th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

An Evening with The Horror Writers Association 
Thursday, October 23rd, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

Morbid Anatomy Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos Party. Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Andrew Chesnut, Music, Costumes, Calavera Makeup, Tequila, Traditional Altar, Sugar Skulls, Death Piñata, and more! Sponsor Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo
Friday, October 24th, 8pm, $25 - $15, Tickets (and more info) here

Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton
Saturday, October 25th, 1pm - 4pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here

Morbid Anatomy Children's Halloween Party
Sunday, October 26th, 1pm-4pm, FREE, RSVP here

Spirits and Ghosts I Have Known and Loved. An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley Krippner
Tuesday, October 28th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here

Death and the Idea of Mexico. An Illustrated Lecture by Claudio Lomnitz, Director of the Center for Mexican Studies at Columbia University
Wednesday, October 29th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
• Adventures With The Burns Archive: An Open Forum with Stanley B. Burns, MD and Elizabeth A. Burns
Friday, November 7th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
Saturday, November 8th, 2pm, $20, Tickets (and more info) here

English Eccentricity: The Taxidermy of Walter Potter and Charles Waterton. An Illustrated Lecture with Dr. Pat Morris
Monday, November 17th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

Pernicious, Pestilent Revenants: The Void of Malevolent Undead Imagery in Medieval England: An Illustrated Lecture with Candace Reilly, University of York
Tuesday, November 25th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Saturday, December 6, 11 - 6pm, $150, Tickets (and more info) here
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How to Look Inside the Brain: An Illustrated Lecture by Carl Schoonover
Wednesday, October 22nd; Stay tuned for new date! 

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