Monday, July 20, 2015

New Flea Market with Early Access for Members! Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine! Historical Letterpress Workshop! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

We have many wonderful goings on this week at Morbid Anatomy, including several newly announced events: First up is our next Dilettanti Society Happy Hour with cocktails by Art in the Age; this iteration will showcase Oceanic and Tribal Art expert Cole Harrell, who will be sharing artifacts relating to the use of the human skull in mourning rituals around the world (Thursday, July 30th; more here.) You also won't want to miss Elizabeth Harper of the fabulous All The Saints You Should Know blog giving a talk on "two famous poets, two enigmatic dead women... and two moonlit cemeteries with busted locks." (Thursday, August 6th; more here).

We also also very excited to announce our final Summer Flea Market which, due to last month's overwhelming turnout, we'll be holding around the corner at The Bell House on August 30th, 12 - 6 pm (11-6 for Members; More here). This means more tables, more vendors, shorter lines, air conditioning, and cocktails! If you want to avoid the lines entirely and get access to the Flea for an entire hour before the general public, become a Morbid Anatomy Member! Memberships begin at only $50 a year and also provide unlimited museum entry, early notification of events, and special discounts on events and parties. You can become a member by clicking here.

For this week's events, tickets are still available for Sunday's Letterpress printing using historical machines and type at Woodside Press Studio with Davin Kuntze (Sunday, July 26th, 2pm - 5 pm, OFFSITE: The Brooklyn Navy Yard; more here). All other events this week are sold out.

And for a special alert: Morbid Anatomy is seeking donation of a 2011 or later model Macbook laptop in order to upgrade our A/V system. Donor will receive a one-year membership. If you can help, please email cristina [at] morbidanatomymuseum.org.
 
Also, we hope you'll save the date for our upcoming First Annual Morbid Anatomy Saint Florian Gowanus Pageant and Procession taking place on Sunday, August 16. For this event, we are currently seeking short pieces--talks, performances, screenings, spectacles--responding to the ideas evoked by the Gowanus Canal or saints. You can find out more here.

We also have a special alert: Morbid Anatomy is seeking donation of a 2011 or later model Macbook laptop in order to upgrade our A/V system. Donor will receive a one-year membership. If interested, please email cristina [at] morbidanatomymuseum.org.
We do hope you'll stop by to see our fabulous new exhibition "Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular," curated by our friend Stephen Romano with its heady blend of historical, "Outsider”, and Visionary art, along with contemporary works, vintage books, vernacular photography, folk sculpture, spirit photography (see above), and many surprises. You can find out more--and see many amazing images!--by clicking here. You can also read pieces about it in Hi-Fructose, Laughing Squid, and Beautiful Bizarre.
 
There is also still time to enter our special fundraising raffle, where you have a chance to win a trip for two with hotel and airfare included from your home city to the Morbid Anatomy Museum this October for Day of the Dead! Must enter by September 20th, and winner will be announced on September 21; Details can be found here.

And one final word: we wish to extend a special Thank You to all those who presented, attended, dressed up, performed and/or came to raise a glass with us as we celebrated our first birthday this weekend! You can see photos from the epic and wonderful day- and night-long event by clicking here.
 
List of events follows. Hope to see you at one or more!

IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS 
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan. 
    Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (more info here).
  • Letterpress Workshop at Woodside Press Studio with Davin Kuntze at Woodside Press.
    Sunday, July 26th, 2pm - 5 pm, OFFSITE: The Brooklyn Navy Yard, $85/ $65 for members, Tickets and more information here.
  • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
  • The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour Presented by Art in the Age: Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library: Prepared Skulls of Tribal Oceanic and African Culture with Special Guest Cole Harrell .
    Thursday, July 30th,  6pm - 8pm, $12 for members. Tickets and more info here.
     
  • Dead and Lovely: An Illustrated Lecture with Elizabeth Harper, All the Saints You Should Know.
    Thursday, August 6th, 8pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.
  • Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House
    August 30th, 12 - 6 pm at The Bell House (149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, a block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum). More info here.
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan. 
    Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (more info here).
  • Letterpress Workshop at Woodside Press Studio with Davin Kuntze at Woodside Press.
    Sunday, July 26th, 2pm - 5 pm, OFFSITE: The Brooklyn Navy Yard, $85/ $65 for members, Tickets and more information here.
  • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Movie Mike Presents : Morbid Movie Madness - Bluebeard with John Carradine as the serial strangler of women in old Paris in 16mm!
    Tuesday, July 28th, 8pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious' : An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan 
    Friday, July 29th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (more info here).
  • The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour Presented by Art in the Age: Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library: Prepared Skulls of Tribal Oceanic and African Culture with Special Guest Cole Harrell .
    Thursday, July 30th,  6pm - 8pm, $12 for members. Tickets and more info here.
  • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney. 
    Thursday, July 30th,  8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT ( info here)
  • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Raccoon Shoulder Mount Class with Karie Innamorato
    Tuesday, August 4th, 12 pm - 6 pm, $450, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Evening Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm, $110 (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT here
  • Dead and Lovely: An Illustrated Lecture with Elizabeth Harper, All the Saints You Should Know.
    Thursday, August 6th, 8pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Friday, August 7th, 8pm - 10 PM, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
    Saturday, August 8th, 11am - 6pm (with lunch break), $150 (includes museum admission), Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton
    Sunday, August 9th, 1pm - 4pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • "Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal: An Illustrated Lecture and Book Party with Harold Schechter.
    Monday, August 10th, 8pm, $5, Tickets and more info here.
  • Common Shade: Dr. Seth A. Gopin on the Rural Cemetery in Paris and Beyond at Greenwood Cemetery
    Tuesday, August 11, 7:30 pm,  $25 / Members $20
    , Tickets (and more infohere** Offsite: Location: The Historic Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery (500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232)
  • Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D!Thursday, August 13th, 8pm, $20, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir: An Illustrated Lecture with Marc Hartzman
    Wednesday, August 19th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Book Party for "The Zombie of Great Peru," by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois, translated by Doug Skinner
    Thursday, August 20th, 8pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $275 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, August 23rd, 12pm - 6pm, $235 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Demystifying Shamanism: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley Krippner
    Friday, August 28th, 8 pm, $12, SOLD OUT (more info here).
  • Myth, Magic and Michael Jackson: Illustrated Presentation and Michael Jackson Karaoke Birthday Party
    Saturday, August 29th, 8pm, $20/$15 for members, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House
    August 30th, 12 - 6 pm at The Bell House (149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, a block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum). More info here.
  • Charles Fort and the Forteans that Followed, an Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner 
    Thursday, September 10th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Morbidity of Mathematics #2: Mathematical Murder, An illustrated lecture with Michael Carlisle
    Tuesday, September 22nd, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • The Luxor Mummy: The Fantasy and Reality of Egyptian Mummy Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Ava Forte Vital 
    Tuesday, September 29th, 8 pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Down the Hatch: The History and Anatomy of Sword Swallowing: An Illustrated Lecture with Ilise S. Carter aka The Lady Aye 
    Wednesday, September 30th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • You Can't Kill Me, I'm Already Dead: An Illustrated Lecture with Evan Michelson.
    Friday, October 2nd, 8pm, $15 ( Oct. 2nd. Lecture + Oct 3rd Party Pass is $25 for Morbid Anatomy Members ) Tickets and more info here.
  • Propaganda Magazine Party with Fred Berger. 
    Saturday, October 3rd, 8pm, $25 ( Oct. 2nd. Lecture + Oct 3rd Party Pass is $25 for Morbid Anatomy Members ) Tickets and more info here.
  • Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University 
    Thursday, October 8th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World, an Illustrated lecture with David Jaher.
    Friday, October 16th, 8pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages" (Häxan) - Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! 
    Monday, October 26th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • "Spirit of the Magpie: Hidden Keys to the Scavenger's Scrapbook" An audiovisual trance journey with stopmotion animation and improvised sound
    Wednesday, November 18th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here
Image: "Spirit photo, c. 1860 - 1880, from "Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular" curated by Stephen Romano, on view through October 15.

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