Monday, April 6, 2015

"Do the Spirits Return" Exhibition Opening Party! Black Gold/Morbid Anatomy Mixer! Necrophilia Law in the USA! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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We have scores of exciting upcoming events and spectacles at The Morbid Anatomy Museum!

First up, we are beyond ecstatic to announce the opening party for out next Morbid Anatomy Museum exhibition, Do The Spirits Return?: From Dark Arts to Sleight of Hand in Early 20th Century Stage Magic this Saturday, April 11. This exhibition will investigate the surprising intersections between spiritualism, torture theatre, the dark arts and early 20th century stage magic century stage magic as seen in the work of Howard Thurston (1869 – 1936) via stunning and rarely exhibited original stage props, posters, photographs, artworks, letters, and books from the collection of Brooklyn native Rory Feldman.

This special opening night event will feature a tour of the new exhibition with co-curators Joanna Ebenstein and Shannon Taggart, magic entertainment by Prakash Puru, a "magic videorama" curated by magician Acep Hale, largely unseen archival footage of Howard Thurston's stage shows, delicious cocktails, and exotically thematic tunes by our DJ in Residence Friese Undine. Collector Rory Feldman will also be on hand to answer your questions. You can find out more here.

Also, to celebrate our delight at having Black Gold vending coffee and LPs at The Museum daily, we very much hope to see you at our free Morbid Anatomy + Black Gold Mixer this Tuesday, April 7th! Arrive as strangers, leave as friends, and enjoy some free drinks, a Dj set by Tim Nosebleed and more! More on that here.

You also won't want to miss our first Annual Morbid Anatomy Museum Gala featuring honorary chair Chloë Sevigny, sponsored by Hendrick's Gin and Six Point Brewery and Brooklyn Winery with meal and hors d'oeuvres by Runner and Stone; performance 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.

If you appreciate what we do and are in a position to help, 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 
    • Free Morbid Anatomy Museum + Black Gold Mixer
      THIS Tuesday April 7th, 8pm, Free! More 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
      THIS 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
      THIS Thursday, April 9th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Do The Spirits Return? : Exhibition Opening Reception and Special Curator's Tour
      THIS Saturday, April 11th, 8pm, $25 non-members / $15 members
      , Tickets (and more info) here
    • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato  
      THIS Sunday, April 12th, 12pm - 7pm, $275, Tickets (and more info) here
    NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
    • Morbid Anatomy Museum + Black Gold Mixer
      Tuesday April 7th, 8pm, Free! More here
    • Do The Spirits Return? : Exhibition Opening Reception and Special Curator's Tour
      Saturday, April 11th, 8pm, $25 non-members / $15 members
      , Tickets (and more info) 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
    • Morbid Anatomy Philadelphia Field Trip including The Wagner Free Institute, The Mutter Museum and The Rosenbach Library.
      Saturday, April 25th, 10:30am - 5:30pm, OFFSITE: Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal (1001 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) $100 (includes ground transportation in Philadelphia and all museum admissions and tours), Tickets (and 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
    • 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, Tickets (and more info) here (Sold out; stay tuned for new dates)
       
    • 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
    ALL UPCOMING EVENTS 
      • Morbid Anatomy Museum + Black Gold Mixer
        Tuesday April 7th, 8pm, Free! More 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
      • Do The Spirits Return? : Exhibition Opening Reception and Special Curator's Tour
        Saturday, April 11th, 8pm, $25 non-members / $15 members
        , 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 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 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
      • Morbid Anatomy Philadelphia Field Trip including The Wagner Free Institute, The Mutter Museum and The Rosenbach Library. 
        Saturday, April 25th, 10:30am - 5:30pm, OFFSITE: Philadelphia Greyhound Terminal (1001 Filbert St, Philadelphia, PA 19107) $100 (includes ground transportation in Philadelphia and all museum admissions and tours), 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 Save the Date
        Friday, May 15 - Sunday, May 17th at Amsterdam's 
        Vrolik Museum; More 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
        , Tickets (and more info) here
      • 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, Tickets (and more info) here Sold out; stay tuned for new 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 
      • 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
      Image: Poster of Howard Thurston,1915, from the collection of Rory Feldman

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