Monday, April 13, 2015

Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend! Walter Potter Documentary! Svengali in 16 mm! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

First off, at long last, we have the final details for our Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum (pictured above)! Festivities will include a wax modeling (moulage) workshop with sculptor Eleanor Crook; a walking tour including stops at the 'Waag’ anatomical theatre and the Funeral Museum;  demonstrations of liquid anatomical specimen restoration and skeleton mounting; a museum tour focusing on 18th and 19th century forensic pathology; lectures about the amazing Anatomical Venus, the 19th century private Museum Vrolikianum and other private and public anatomical collections and panoptica; and exclusive back stage tours of the Vrolik’s storage rooms. You can find out more, and get tickets, here.

We also have two terrific events this very week; Tomorrow night--Tuesday, April 14th--we very much hope to see you at Svengali and the Sexual Anxieties of the Anti-Semite, featuring a screening of a 16 mm print of the 1931 film "Trilby" along with a short introduction by filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz; Trilby-themed cocktails; and pre- and post-screening 78 records on the Victrola. Tickets and more can be found here. And, this Saturday, April 18th, we hope you'll be able to make it to the New York City big screen premiere at Tribeca Film Festival of our film Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens, written and directed by our filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas, creator and director of The Midnight Archive. More on that can be found here.

Also, please note that there are less than five remaining tickets for our upcoming Morbid Anatomy Museum Gala with chair Chloë Sevigny and sponsored by Hendrick's Gin, Six Point Brewery and Brooklyn Winery. It will also have food by Runner and Stone; performances by Play Dead's Todd Robbins; phonograph music by Mac of WFMU’s Ragged Antique Phonograph Program; auction items including an epic taxidermy tableau by Emily Binard as well as a behind the scenes golf cart tour of the Bronx Zoo; and floral arrangements by Emily Thompson flowers. You can find out more, and get tickets, here.

Thanks so much to all those who came out to the opening party for our new exhibition Do The Spirits Return? From Dark Arts to Sleight of Hand in Early 20th Century Stage Magic this weekend! Those who attended got to enjoy liberal offerings from our friends at Hendrick's Gin, as well as surprise subcultural celebrity sightings. You can find out more about the exhibition, on view through January, here. You can also read a writeup on the exhibition in The New York Times by clicking here.

On which note: congratulations to our two taxidermists in residence--Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato--for their excellent writeup in the Metro section of yesterday's New York Times! You can read the piece by clicking here. 

The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a non-profit, and, like most non-profits, we do not cover our overhead with revenue alone, but depend on donations and memberships to survive. If you appreciate what we do, please consider becoming a member or making a fully tax deductible donation today. Donations can be made here, and you can become a member--with assorted perks such as discounted admissions and free museum entry by clicking here.

Following is a full list of upcoming events; very much hope to see you at one or more!

IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 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  
    THIS Tuesday, April 14th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (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
    THIS Saturday, April 18, 5:30pm, OFFSITE: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11 (102 North End Ave, New York, New York 10281); more here
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    THIS Saturday, April 18th, 12pm - 6pm, $300, Ticket (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman  
    THIS Sunday, April 19th, 12pm - 6pm, $110.00 (one-headed) / $125.00 (two-headed), Tickets and info here

NEWLY ANNOUNCED
  • Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum
    Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17th. OFFSITE: The Vrolik Museum; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, €35 to €75, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton.
    Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 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.
  • Walter Potter: The Man Who Married Kittens at the TriBeCa Film FestivalThe 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 Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, April 18th, 12pm - 6pm, $300, Ticket (and more info) 
    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
  • The Wilderness of Ruins: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer An Illustrated lecture with Roseanne Montillo
    Friday, April 24th, 8pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • 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 Mystique Boutique's Sideshow of Magic and Wonder "Ten-in-One" Variety Show. 
    Sunday, May 10th, 12pm - 6pm, $5, Tickets (and 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
    Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17th. OFFSITE: The Vrolik Museum; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, €35 to €75, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman 
    Saturday, May 16th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here.
  • English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Sunday, May 17th, 12pm - 6:30pm, $195 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
    , SOLD OUT; STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL DATE
  • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
    Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
    Tickets (and more info) here
  • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
    Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8,
    SOLD OUT; STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL DATE
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Saturday, June 6th, 12pm - 7pm, $300 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Tarantula Preservation Class Thursday with Divya Anantharaman
    Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $80 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here.
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
    Thursday, June 25th, 8pm, $8
    Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, July 11th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Chick Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Sunday July 12th 12-6:30pm,  $185 for one, $200 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton. Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here

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