Thursday, November 20, 2014

Support the Morbid Anatomy Museum with your End of Year Giving!

At this--that time of year when people make the majority of their philanthropic contributions to organizations they believe in--we humbly ask you, our followers and readers, to consider supporting the Morbid Anatomy Museum with your end of year giving. You can do so via our fiscal sponsor Brooklyn Arts Council by clicking here.

Regular readers know what a momentous year this has been for Morbid Anatomy, with the opening of a new Museum in the heart of Gowanus, Brooklyn; the launching of our inaugural exhibition The Art of Mourning; and the publication of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, crowd-sourced via a surprisingly successful Kickstarter campaign. Needless to say, we could not have done any of this without your dedicated support—of all kinds—and we are incredibly grateful. Thank you.

Since opening its doors this June, The Museum has hosted thousands of enthusiastic visitors from all over the world and been reported on by such varied publications as The New York Times, The New Yorker, BBC, The Daily Beast, The LA Review of Books, Newsweek, Die Zeit, Time, WiredGothamist, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and NPR Morning Edition. We are better serving our beloved community of makers, rogue scholars and enthusiasts with more ambitious and frequent programming, and are hard at work planning future exhibitions, residencies, partnerships, field trips, publications, and video projects.

Starting a new museum in New York City is--as we have discovered the hard way!--no small or easy thing; it is also not an inexpensive thing. With this, our first annual appeal, we ask you to consider supporting our attempt to create--and sustain!--a new kind of institution in New York City. With our doors finally open, our grant seeking in progress, and our operations gaining their footing, we're at that delicate moment when we really need the goodwill of our friends to keep the project afloat.

The entire team of The Morbid Anatomy Museum thanks you very much for your consideration, and we hope very much to see you around the museum soon!

If you are interested in donating, or have any questions, you can do so via our fiscal sponsor Brooklyn Arts Council by clicking here.

Image: Rendering by Architects Robert Kirkbride and Anthony Cohn.

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