Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mexican Post Mortems! Halloween/Day of the Dead Flea Market! Singles Night! John Dee Double Header! This Week and Beyond at Morbid Anatomy

Happy October! This is an exciting month at The Morbid Anatomy Museum, with a rich series of events exploring ideas of death in Mexico under the tutelage of Mexico-born scholar in residence Salvador Olguín, a writer and researcher with an MA in Humanities and Social Thought. Olguín's residency will encompass a reading group, lectures, markets, screenings and parties and will culminate in our second annual trip to Mexico for Day of the Dead; a full list of activities can be found here.

We also have bunches of other new and upcoming events to announce on topic topics ranging from Elizabethan “magus” John Dee to stand-up science improv. There are also free museum days, singles nights, and much more. To see a list of all upcoming events, click here

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

FREE DAYS AT THE MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM!

  Gowanus Open Studios 
As part of Gowanus Open Studios, the Morbid Anatomy Museum will be free and open to the public from 12 - 6 Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th. More here

• Morbid Anatomy Museum Free End-of-Exhibition Open House and Party
 Sunday, November 23, 12-10, FREE, more here

THIS WEEK

Atlas Obscura and Morbid Anatomy Museum Present Rogue Taxidermy Fair and Taxidermy Art Book Release (OFFSITE AT THE BELL HOUSE):
TODAY Sunday, October 5, 3pm, $10-$30, Tickets (and more info) here
Cuerpo Presente: Mourning and Cultural Representations of Death in Mexico. An Illustrated Lecture by Scholar in Residence Salvador Olguín, Featuring a Collection of Postmortem Photographs from Rural Mexico.
Tuesday, October 7th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

Cure You or Kill You: 19th Century Medical Science and Quackery
, part of New York Super Week
Wednesday, October 8th, 7:30pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here

Lies: Illustrated Lecture and Science Improv with Science Exclamation Point, part of New York Super Week
Thursday, October 9th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

Morbid Curiosity: A Morbid Anatomy Singles' Night, part of New York Super Week, Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.
Friday October 10th, 8pm, $15, Tickets (and more info) here.

• ¡Que viva México! Screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s Film Followed by Discussion led by Salvador Olguín Morbid Anatomy "Death in Mexico" Scholar in Residence, co-sponsored by Mexican Culture Institute of New York
Sunday, October 12th, 8pm, $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

Human Sacrifice in Theory and History: Mexico and Beyond: Reading and Discussion Group. Reading and discussion group with Salvador Olguín, co-sponsored by Mexican Culture Institute of New York
Three Mondays October 13th, 20th and 27th; 8pm, $28, Tickets (and more info) here

Back by Popular Demand: "Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes": Screening and discussion with Jon Ronson
Tuesday, October 14th, 8pm, $15, Tickets (and more info) here

NEWLY ANNOUNCED  

John Dee, Part I: Dee Through His Dreams: An Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner
Wednesday, October 29th, 8pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here.
{Part II
here}

The History of Hair in Art and Jewelry: An Illustrated Lecture with Scholar in Residence Karen Bachmann.
Monday, November 10th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

"Bohemian Grove": Screening with journalist Jon Ronson; Night one of "The Jon Ronson Adventures"
Thursday, November 13th, 8pm, $15, Tickets (and more info) here

Guided tour of The Art of Mourning Exhibit with Karen Bachmann
Friday November 14th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

John Dee, Part II: Sex and Spirits: The Dee / Kelley Plural Marriages: An Illustrated Lecture with Don Jolly
Tuesday, November 18, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here.
{Part I
here}

Guided tour of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “Death becomes Her” with Karen Bachmann
Saturday November 22nd, 11am, $25, Tickets (and more info) here

• Morbid Anatomy Museum Free End-of-Exhibition Open House and Party
 Sunday, November 23, 12-10, FREE, more here

Extraordinary Birds: The Art of Ornithology Lecture and Book Signing with Paul Sweet of AMNH
Thursday, December 11th, 8pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here

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