Sunday, March 15, 2015

Victorian Whimsical Taxidermy! Terror Management Theory! Collector's Cabinet Closing Party! Upcoming Events at Morbid Anatomy

We have many excellent events coming up in the days and weeks to come at Morbid Anatomy!  

This week, we are delighted to present "Experimenting with Death: An Introduction to the Terror Management Theory of Human Behavior" with social psychologist Michael Johns. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 18th, and you can find out more here; you can also hear Dr Johns discuss the fascinating and provocative Terror Management theory on our new Morbid Anatomy podcast by clicking here. The following night--Thursday, March 19th--we hope to see you at a night devoted to "whimsical taxidermy in 19th century design" with John Whiteknight, author of Under Glass, and Melissa Milgrom, author of Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy; more info here. 

We are also very excited about two newly announced events: "Abusing the Corpse Even More: Understanding Necrophilia Laws in the US" with our inimitable former scholar in residence Dr. John Troyer, Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath (Thursday, April 9th; more here) and "Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction," an illustrated lecture with  psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith (Thursday, May 21st; more info here).

We also very much hope to see you on Sunday, March 29th at the closing party for our Collector's Cabinet exhibition, with a special collector's show and tell; this will also serve as a launch party for our new Morbid Anatomy Presents film series by filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas; Drinks will be generously provided by our sponso Art in the Age Spirits!You can find out more here.

We at Morbid Anatomy strive to keep our programming and exhibitions affordable. If you like what we do, please consider becoming a member (with all that entails) and get limited edition perks such as as a signed and numbered print by Mark Dion; a private party at The Morbid Anatomy Museum; a special backstage tour of Philadelphia's incomparable Mütter Museum with curator Anna Dhody; and a limited edition archival photo print of the Child's Chapel in the Palermo Catacombs; you can find out more here.

IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Experimenting with Death: An Introduction to the Terror Management Theory of Human Behavior: An Illustrated Lecture with Social Psychologist Michael Johns
    Wednesday, March 18th, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
    here
  • Whimsical Taxidermy in 19th Century Design: An Illustrated Lecture and Show and Tell with John Whiteknight, author Under Glass, introduced and Moderated by Melissa Milgrom, author of Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy
    Thursday, March 19th, 8:00 PM, $8, Tickets (and more info) 
    here 
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman, Taxidermist in Residence
    Saturday, March 21st, 12pm – 5pm, $110 one headed/$125 two headed, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Mammal Heads Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, March 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $400, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
  • Abusing the Corpse Even More: Understanding Necrophilia Laws in the USA -- Now with more Necro! And more Philia!: An Illustrated Lecture with Dr. John Troyer is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath
    Thursday, April 9th, 8pm, $8
    , Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
    , Tickets (and more info) here
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • Experimenting with Death: An Introduction to the Terror Management Theory of Human Behavior: An Illustrated Lecture with Social Psychologist Michael Johns
    Wednesday, March 18th, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
    here
  • Whimsical Taxidermy in 19th Century Design: An Illustrated Lecture and Show and Tell with John Whiteknight, author Under Glass, introduced and Moderated by Melissa Milgrom, author of Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy
    Thursday, March 19th, 8:00 PM, $8, Tickets (and more info) 
    here 
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman, Taxidermist in Residence
    Saturday, March 21st, 12pm – 5pm, $110 one headed/$125 two headed, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Mammal Heads Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, March 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $400, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Ladies and Demons in Fifteenth-Century Rome with Suzanne Scanlan, RISD  
    Tuesday, March 24th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Anomalous Music: Music from The Ultraterrestrials: Part I of Anomalous Music: A Three Part Series with Doug Skinner, presented by Shannon Taggart, Morbid Anatomy Museum Programmer in Residence
    Wednesday, March 25th, 8pm, $8 ($20 for the 3 Lecture/ Concert Pass), Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Saws, Specula and Surgical Instruments: The Absurd and Disturbing World of Biomedical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric "Indin" Bleich, Registered Patent Attorney
    Thursday, March 26th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here 
  • Shrunken Heads, Enchanted Amulets, and Pickled Penises: Victorian Anthropology and the Collections of Augustus Pitt Rivers: An Illustrated Lecture with Dr. Maeve Adams, Manhattan College
    This event is sponsored by--and drinks provided by--
    The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research 
    Friday, March 27th, 8pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) 
    here 
  • Fancy Pigeon Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman, Taxidermist in Residence 
    Saturday, March 28th, 12 to 6pm, $275, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Collector's Cabinet Closing Party with collector's show and tell and Morbid Anatomy Presents film series launch party, with filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas  
    Sponsored by Art in the Age SpiritsSunday, March 29th, 7pm, $15 for Members, $25 for Non-Members, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • From Deadly Venom to Delightful Drugs in the Predatory Sea Snail. An Illustrated Lecture with Dr. Mande Holdford, Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Hunter College 
    Thursday, March 31, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Anomalous Music: Music from the Occult: Part II of Anomalous Music: A Three Part Series with Doug Skinner, presented by Shannon Taggart, Morbid Anatomy Museum Programmer in Residence
    Wednesday, April 1st, 8pm, $8 ($20 for the 3 Lecture/ Concert Pass), Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Medical History Theater 3000: Historical Medical Film Screening and Presentation with Michael Sappol, Historian, History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine 
    Friday, April 3rd, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
    here
  • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton
    Saturday, April 4th, 1 – 4 PM, $75, Tickets (and more info) 
    here 
  • Guerilla Science presents Sensory Speed Dating
    Saturday, April 4th, 8pm, $24 for 2 persons, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anomalous Music: A Collection of Curiosities: Part III of Anomalous Music: A Three Part Series with Doug Skinner, presented by Shannon Taggart, Morbid Anatomy Museum Programmer in Residence
    Wednesday, April 8th, 8pm, $8 ($20 for the 3 Lecture/ Concert Pass), Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Abusing the Corpse Even More: Understanding Necrophilia Laws in the USA -- Now with more Necro! And more Philia!: An Illustrated Lecture with Dr. John Troyer is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Death and Society at the University of Bath
    Thursday, April 9th, 8pm, $8
    , Tickets (and more info) here
  • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, April 12th, 12pm - 7pm, $275, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Svengali, and the Sexual Anxieties of the Anti-Semite: 16 mm Screening, with a short introduction by Filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz as well as Trilby-themed cocktails and pre- and post-screening 78 records on the Victrola  
    Tuesday, April 14th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, April 18th, 12pm - 6pm, $300, Ticket (and more info) 
    here
  • Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens at the TriBeCa Film Festival:
    The New York City big screen premiere of the Morbid Anatomy film Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens, directed and written by our filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas, creator and director of The Midnight Archive

    Saturday, April 18, 5:30pm, OFFSITE: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 (102 North End Ave, New York, New York 10281); more here
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman  
    Sunday, April 19th, 12pm - 6pm, $110.00 (one-headed) / $125.00 (two-headed), Tickets and info 
    here
  • First Annual Morbid Anatomy Museum Gala with Honorary Chair Chloë Sevigny  Sponsored by Hendrick's Gin and Six Point Beer 
    Tuesday, April 21, 6:30 pm, Tickets: $250/$500, Tickets and more here
     
  • Philadelphia Field Trip: Save the Date
    April 25; more info soon! 
  • Shocked and Amazed: The Unseen Footage with Jeff Krulik, director of "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" 
    Tuesday, April 28th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) 
    here
     
  • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
    Saturday, May 2nd, 11 – 6 PM, $150 (Includes admission to The Morbid Anatomy Museum), Tickets (and more info) 
    here
     
  • Anatomy, Religion, and English Late-Medieval Carved Cadaver Sculptures with Dr. Christina Welch, senior lecturer at the University of Winchester, UK
    Thursday, May 7th, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
    here
     
  • The X-Ray Audio Project: The Incredible Story of Bootleg Technology, Cold War Culture and Human Endeavour Lecture, screening and listening party with Stephen Coates of The Real Tuesday Weld and Aleks Kolkowsi
    Complementary cocktails provided by Art in the Age
    Friday, May 8th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here 
  • Memento Mori: Book Launch and Lecture with Paul Koudounaris
    Saturday, May 9th, 8pm, FREE (limited seating), more info here 
  • The American Tattooed Ladies: 1840-2015 An Illustrated Lecture with Anni Irish
    Tuesday, May 12th, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
    here
  • Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum Save the Date
    Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17th at Amsterdam's 
    Vrolik Museum; More here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
    , Tickets (and more info) here 
Image: "The Vampire," etching from The Memoirs of Mr Claude, often use as an illustration for the case of Francois Bertrand, "The Vampire of Montparnasse," convicted for necrophilia in 1849.

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