Monday, August 24, 2015

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House! Medicine, Mediumship & Messages! Bela Lugosi in "White Zombie"! The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Returns!

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market Photo by Gretchen Robinette
We have many wonderful upcoming events at the Morbid Anatomy Museum!

Having outgrown our humble space, the Morbid Anatomy Flea Market moves to The Bell House August 30th with more vendors, more oddities, and special drinks to boot!Our last flea market saw such an overwhelming turnout that some guests waited two or more hours for a chance to peruse offerings from Ryan Matthew Cohn of TV'sOddities, David Wolin's Invisible Gallery, Daisy Tainton, Elizabeth New, Wilder Duncan, Mark Splatter, Margaret Cross and others. This time around we're offering museum members early access one hour before doors open to the general public. Membership starts at only $50 for the year and includes unlimited access to our exhibits and library, advance notice of our often sold-out events, store and cafe discounts, and special pricing on our popular Dilettanti Society Happy Hour and museum parties! Learn more and purchase your membership here.

We also have a fantastic lineup of upcoming lectures and films. Dr. Ian Rubenstein will explore the juncture where medicine and mediumship collide beginning with a personal account of an encounter with the other side (Tuesday, September 8th); due to popular demand we've added a second showing of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live music by Brooklyn composer and sound artist M.V. Carbon (Wednesday, October 21st); we'll screen the 1932 Bela Lugosi classic White Zombie in 16mm with Morbid Anatomy arcane media specialist Joel Schlemowitz who'll mix White Zombie-themed cocktails for a special drinking game during the film (Wednesday, November 4th); and Morbid Anatomy taxidermist in residence offers workshops in raccoon shoulder mounts (Saturday, November 7th), rat taxidermy (Sunday, November 8th), and wet specimen preparation (Saturday, December 19th).

This week Stephen Romano presents artworks from his personal collection and takes guests on a special curator's tour of Opus Hypnagogia in our Dilettanti Society Happy Hour with seasonal cocktails by Art in the Age (Thursday, August 27th, 6 pm to 8 pm); and The Morbid Anatomy Flea Market comes to the Bell House (noon to 6 pm with early access for museum members beginning at 11 am). Seeing us into next week we'll have Louise De Winter with a return engagement of Death Cafe, a safe and relaxed space to meet new people and discuss all matters of life and death (Tuesday, September 1st from 6 pm to 8 pm); and Movie Mike's screening of the 1932 film The Most Dangerous Game, a tale of shipwreck and the hunt for human prey, in 16mm (Tuesday, September 1st).

To avoid sold out events—and to get exclusive hour-early access to our August 30thflea market—become a Morbid Anatomy Museum Member! Besides early entry and advance notice of events, members also enjoy discounted admissions and unlimited free museum entry, and help us keep a roof over our heads! Find out more here.

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 21st. Details can be found here.

Finally, we're thrilled to announce our new Morbid Anatomy Anthology Deluxe Handmade Slipcased Limited Edition shipping mid to late November, just in time for Christmas! This special collector's edition includes a handmade letterpress booklet containing a toast written and signed by artistic advisor Mark Dion; a DVD of filmmaker in residence Ronni Thomas' film "Walter Potter: The Man who Married Kittens" along with other Morbid Anatomy Presents shorts; a signed and numbered archival 5 X 7 photo print of the Palermo Catacombs by creative director Joanna Ebenstein, AND a one year membership to the Morbid Anatomy Museum. All for $150 Learn more and order your copy here.

List of events follows. Hope to see you at one or more!

IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Curator Stephen Romano
Thursday August 27th, 6 pm to 9 pm, $12 for members, limited to 20 people. Tickets and more info here.

Demystifying Shamanism: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley KrippnerFriday, August 28th, 8 pm, $12, SOLD OUT (more info here).
Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House
August 30th, 12 - 6 pm (Members get 11:00 AM entry) at The Bell House (149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, a block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum). More info here. 
Death Cafe with Louise de Winter
Tuesday, September 1st, 6 to 8 pm. FREE. More info here. 
Most Dangerous Game (1932) - The Hunt for Human Prey Showing on 16mm film with Movie Mike
Tuesday, September 1st, 8 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.
NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
Medicine, Mediumship and Messages: an Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Ian RubensteinTuesday, September 8th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on 16mm with live music by M.V. CarbonWednesday, October 21st, 8 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here
Bela Lugosi in "White Zombie" screening in 16mm with White Zombie Cocktails!Wednesday November 4th, 8 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.
Raccoon Shoulder Mounts taxidermy Class with Katie InnamoratoSaturday, November 7th, 12 pm to 6 pm. $400. Tickets and more info here.
Rat Taxidermy Class with Katie InnamoratoSunday, November 8th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $215. Tickets and more info here.
Wet Specimen Class with Katie InnamoratoSaturday, December 19th, 12 pm to 2 pm, $100. Tickets and more info here.=
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Curator Stephen Romano
Thursday August 27th, 6 pm to 9 pm, $12 for members, limited to 20 people. Tickets and more info here. 
Demystifying Shamanism: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley KrippnerFriday, August 28th, 8 pm, $12, SOLD OUT (more info here).
Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell HouseAugust 30th, 12 - 6 pm (Members get 11:00 AM entry) at The Bell House (149 7th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215, a block away from the Morbid Anatomy Museum). More info here
Death Cafe with Louise de Winter Tuesday, September 1st, 6 to 8 pm. FREE. More info here.
Most Dangerous Game (1932) - The Hunt for Human Prey Showing on 16mm film with Movie MikeTuesday, September 1st, 8 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.
Cursed Gemstones: Legend and History, an Illustrated Lecture with Karen BachmannWednesday, September 2nd, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here
Can Reading Make You Sick? - The Strange History of the Idea of Books as a Cause of Disease with Historian of Medicine Dr. James KennawaySaturday, September 5th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here
Medicine, Mediumship and Messages: an Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Ian RubensteinTuesday, September 8th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here
Death and Disaster on the (Gramophone) Record, An Illustrated Lecture by Michael "MAC" Cumella
Wednesday, September 9th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
Charles Fort and the Forteans that Followed, an Illustrated Lecture with Doug Skinner Thursday, September 10th, 8 pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed with Divya AnantharamanSaturday, September 12th, 10 pm - 6 pm, $120. Tickets and more info here
English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya AnantharamanSunday, September 13th, 12 pm - 7 pm, $195. Tickets and more info here
Anatomical Self Portrait Class With Karen Bachmann for Ages 8-12Monday, September 14th, 4 pm to 6 pm, $50. Tickets and more into here
Cults and Secret Societies: A to Z, An Illustrated Lecture with Julie TibbottWednesday, September 16th, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. Tickets and more info here
"It is Here the Romance of My Life Began": The Construction of Frontier Masculinity in Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century America, An Illustrated Lecture with Michael McMenaminThursday, September 17th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie InnamoratoSaturday, September 19th, 12 to 7 pm, $275. Tickets and more info here
Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman and Katie InnamoratoSunday, September 20th, 12 pm to 7:30 pm, $400. Tickets and more info here
Morbidity of Mathematics #2: Mathematical Murder, An illustrated lecture with Michael Carlisle
Tuesday, September 22nd, 8 pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
Secret New York Exposed, An Illustrated Lecture with Julie TibbotSeptember, 23rd, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. Tickets and more info here
Mesmerism and Hypnosis: An Illustrated Lecture with Andrew ScullFriday, September 25th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
The Luxor Mummy: The Fantasy and Reality of Egyptian Mummy Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Ava Forte Vitali 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, 8 pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here 
You Can't Kill Me, I'm Already Dead: Notes from a Gothic Life: 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
Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya AnantharamanSaturday, October 3rd (DAY), 10 am - 7 pm, $300. Tickets and more info here
Propaganda Magazine Party with Fred Berger. Saturday, October 3rd (EVE), 8 pm, $25 ( Oct. 2nd. Lecture + Oct 3rd Party Pass is $25 for Morbid Anatomy Members ) Tickets and more info here
Archaeopteryx, Microraptors and Hopeful Monsters - Rogue Taxidermy Bird Dinosaur class with Divya AnnantharamanSunday, October 4th, 12 pm - 6:30 pm, $180. Tickets and more info here
Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University Thursday, October 8th, 8 pm, Tickets (and more info) here
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on 16mm with live music by M.V. CarbonWednesday, October 14th, 8 pm, $12. Tickets and more into here
The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World, an Illustrated lecture with David Jaher.Friday, October 16th, 8 pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
Jackalope Head Mount Taxidermy Class with Katie InnamoratoSunday, October 18th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $250 Tickets and more info here
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on 16mm with live music by M.V. CarbonWednesday, October 21st, 8 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here
"Witchcraft Through the Ages" (Häxan) - Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Monday, October 26th, 8 pm, $12, SOLD OUT (and more info) here
Bela Lugosi in "White Zombie" screening in 16mm with White Zombie Cocktails!Wednesday November 4th, 8 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here
Raccoon Shoulder Mounts taxidermy Class with Katie InnamoratoSaturday, November 7th, 12 pm to 6 pm. $400. Tickets and more info here.
Rat Taxidermy Class with Katie InnamoratoSunday, November 8th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $215. Tickets and more info here.
Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen BachmannSaturday, November 14th, 11 am to 6 pm (with one hour lunch break), $150. 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 soundWednesday, November 18th, 8 pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here
Dial P for Pagan: Madeline Schwartzman's Campus of Curiosities Shown on 16mm Film! Wednesday, December 2nd, 8 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here
"Mummy Cat," a picture book presentation and signing with illustrator Lisa BrownSaturday, December 5th, 3 pm, Free, More here 
Squirrel Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Saturday, December 5th, 12 pm - 7:30 pm, $285. Tickets and more info here
Fancy Pigeon Taxidermy Class with Divya AnantharamanSunday, December 6th, 12 pm - 7 pm, $285. Tickets and more info here
Wet Specimen Class with Katie InnamoratoSaturday, December 19th,12 pm to 2 pm, $100. Tickets and more info here.
Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen BachmannSunday, December 20th, 11 am to 6 pm (with one hour lunch break), $150. Tickets and more info here.

Ermine Taxidermy Class with Divya AnantharamanSaturday, January 9th, 12 pm - 7:30 pm, $200. Tickets and more info here
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed with Divya AnantharamanSunday, January 10th, 12 pm - 6 pm, $120. Tickets and more info here
Fancy Rat Taxidermy Class with Divya AnantharamanSaturday, February 27th, 12 pm - 6 pm, $200. Tickets and more info here
European Starling Taxidermy Class with Divya AnantharamanSunday, February 28th, 12 pm - 7 pm, $275. Tickets and more info here.

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