Sunday, November 16, 2014

John Dee Double Feature! Eccentric Victorian Taxidermy! Lost Museums! Free Hendrick's Sponsored Open House! This Week and Beyond at Morbid Anatomy

Following is a list of upcoming Morbid Anatomy Museum events. Hope to see you at one or more! 

If you've not yet been out to see our Art of Mourning exhibition--or if you're looking for an excuse to return!--you won't want to miss our free, Hendrick's Gin-sponsored End of Exhibition Open House taking place this Sunday, November 23. The museum will be free for the entire day, and we'll be hosting a full day of short talks, exclusive screenings, special tours, music, demonstrations, cocktails and more.

You can find a full schedule for the day by clicking here; a few highlights include artist Mark Dion (Morbid Anatomy advisory board) with opening and closing remarks; Vicki Fama Daniel (University of Wisconsin) on "The Triangle Fire Morgue and Public Spectacle in Early Twentieth-Century New York"; Evan Michelson (scholar in residence, TV's Oddities) with "A Brief History of Narcotics"; Laetitia Barbier (head librarian) on Mexican devotional artifacts from the permanent collection; Programmer in residence Shannon Taggart with "A Brief History of Ectoplasm"; Mike Zohn (Collector, Star of TV's Oddities) on "Anthropomorphic Taxidermy Dioramas of Cress Funeral Home"; Daniel Margocsy (Hunter College) on "Fake Dragons and the Tattooed Fish"; "Materiality and Melancholy," a special tour by curator Kevin Murphy; live taxidermy demonstrations by Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato and a Victorian hair art demonstration by master jeweler Karen BachmannScreenings by Jon Ronson (journalist, author The Men Who Stare at Goats) and filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas; a conversation between Mark Dery (cultural critic, author I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts) and Joanna Ebenstein (Morbid Anatomy Museum creative director); a Hendrick's-soaked reception with music by DJ in residence Friese Undine; and much more! 

We at Morbid Anatomy are committed to making our events as affordable as possible, 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.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
  • Wet Specimen Preparation Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, December 7th, 3pm to 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday January 10th, 12pm - 5pm, $110 one headed/$125 two headed
    , Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, January 17th, 12-6pm, $300, Tickets (and more info) here
EVENTS THIS WEEK
  • 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
  • John Dee, Part I: Dee Through His Dreams: An Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner.
    Tuesday, November 18th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Victorian Hair Art: A Roundtable and Show and Tell and Museum Late Night With Collectors Evan Michelson, Karen Bachmann and Jennifer Berman.
    Wednesday, November 19th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • John Dee, Part II: Sex and Spirits: The Dee / Kelley Plural Marriage: An Illustrated Lecture with Don Jolly.
    Thursday, November 20th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Guided tour of Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “Death becomes Her” with Scholar in Residence Karen Bachmann.
    Saturday, November 22nd, 11am, $25, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Re-Collecting the Lost Museum: The Curious Afterlives of Natural History Specimens An Evening with the Jenks Society for Lost Museums.
    Saturday, November 22nd, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Morbid Anatomy Museum Free End-of-Exhibition Open House Sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin and Featuring Quirky Tours, Taxidermy and Hair Art Demonstrations, Short Talks, Interviews, Music and More!
    Full Schedule Now Posted! Sunday, November 23, 11am - 10pm, FREE; Schedule and details here

A HANDY LIST OF ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Charred remains: Spontaneous Human Combustion and You: an Illustrated lecture with Scholar in Residence Karen Bachmann.
    Monday, November 24th, 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.
    Tuesday, November 25th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • BURIED ALIVE! Live Matchbox Theatre Performance by Deborah Kauffmann.
    Thursday, December 4th, 8pm, $20, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann.
    Saturday, December 6, 11am - 6pm, $150, Tickets (and more info) here 
  • Wet Specimen Preparation Class with Katie InnamoratoSunday, December 7th, 3pm to 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Commercial Visions: Science, Trade, and Visual Culture in the Dutch Golden Age: An Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing with Dániel Margócsy.
    Tuesday, December 9th, 8pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • La Frequenza Fantasma: Hunting for the Ghost Frequency: An Illustrated lecture and screening with Chiara Ambrosio
    Wednesday, December 10th, $8, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Extraordinary Birds: The Art of Ornithology Lecture and Book Signing with Paul Sweet.
    Thursday, December 11th, 8pm, $5, 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
  • Christmas Special Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anatharaman.
    Saturday December 13th, 12pm - 5pm, $110-$125, SOLD OUT (but more info) here
  • The Art of Decay: An Evening of Drawing, Drinks and Music.
    Monday, December 15th, 8pm - 11pm, $15, Tickets (and more info) here
  • The French Pantheon and its Dead: The Grateful Fatherland: An Illustrated talk by Mitch Abidor, Writer and Translator.
    Wednesday December 17th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • NYC Gin Society presents: All About Bitters hosted by the NYC Gin Society.
    Friday, December 19th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, $30 for non-members, $20 for Morbid Anatomy or Gin Society members, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday January 10th, 12pm - 5pm, $110 one headed/$125 two headed
    , Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, January 17th, 12-6pm, $300, Tickets (and more info) here 

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