Monday, August 10, 2015

St. Florian Gowanus Pageant! Forensic Pathology! Cursed Gemstones! Secret Societies! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

St Florian Indulgence Card, c. 1880. See more in our Saint Florian Gowanus Pageant, Procession & Variety Show this Sunday!

We have many wonderful upcoming events at the Morbid Anatomy Museum!

First up, if you haven't had a chance to check out our latest exhibition, what better way to do so than with its curator and a drink in hand? Dilettanti Society Happy Hour returns Thursday, August 27th with special guest Stephen Romano, gallerist and curator of Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular. Stephen's show and tell will include artworks from his personal collection and be followed by a curator's tour of the exhibit. Delicious artisinal libations will be served by our gracious sponsors Art in the Age


Other exciting newly announced events include Forensic Pathology 101, a crash course in forensic theories covering firearm mechanics and gunshot wounds with medical examiner and forensic pathologist, Jay Stahl-Herz, MD (Tuesday, August 18th); Movie Mike's screening of 1932's Most Dangerous Game—a tale of shipwreck, a lonely island's enigmatic castle-dwelling count, and the hunt for human prey—in 16mm film! (Tuesday, September 1st); Cursed Gemstones: Legend and History, master jeweler Karen Bachmann's talk on the facts and folklore behind some of history's most notorious jewels (Wednesday, September 2nd); and author Julie Tibbott in a two-lecture engagement, Cults and Secret Societies: A to Z and Secret New York Exposed, (Wednesdays, September 16th and 23rd with discounted combo tickets for both lectures available via the links). 


For those looking to broaden their arcane skill set, we've got some fantastic workshops lined up including starling, grey fox head, and jackalope head taxidermy classes with Morbid Anatomy resident taxidermist, Katie Innamorato, and Victorian hair art workshops in November and December with master jeweler and Morbid Anatomy scholar in residence, Karen Bachmann.

We hope that you'll join us this Sunday, August 16th for our Saint Florian Gowanus Pageant, Procession and Variety Show beginning promptly at 2:30 pm at the museum and culminating at Royal Palms Shuffleboard with talks, presentations, and short films covering such topics as the forensic challenges posed by bodies found in water, a survey of animal life in and around the Gowanus canal, a sword swallower's hunt for the patron saint of sideshow performers (complete with a live demonstration), and much, much more! Special Gowanus-themed drinks will be available as well as complementary shuffleboard!

And rounding out this week we have Man Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal, an illustrated lecture and book release party with true crime writer Harold Schechter, author of The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers; Common Shade: Dr. Seth A Gopin on the Rural Cemetery in Paris and Beyond offsite at Greenwood Cemetery; Death Cafe, a (free) safe and relaxing space to discuss all matters of life and death facilitated by British funeral planner Louise de Winter; Dilettanti Society Happy Hour with Tim Mullen on "Victorian Electricity"; and The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir: An Illustrated Lecture with Marc Hartzman exploring the posthumous fate of the man who led the charge in the beheading of England's King Charles I in 1649.

 To avoid sold out events—and to get exclusive hour-early access to our August 30 flea 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.

Lastly, we're thrilled to announce that the Morbid Anatomy Anthology has been sent out for its second printing! Secure your copy of this popular, sold-out collection of some of our favorite essays and color photographs by preordering today! To learn more or to place your order, please click here.
 


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

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MEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS 

  • Man Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal: Illustrated Lecture and Book Party with Harold Schechter 
    Monday, August 10th, 8 pm, $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 11th, 7:30 pm ***offsite at the Historic Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery (500 25th St. Brooklyn, NY 11232) $25 general admission/ $20 members. Tickets and more info here.
     
  • Death Café with British Funeral Planner Louise de Winter Tuesday, August 11th, 6-8, FREE; NO TICKETS NEEDED; more info here.
     
  • Morbid Anatomy and Art in the Age present The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour – Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Tim Mullen on "Victorian Electricity"
    Thursday, August 13th, 6 to 8 pm, $20 general admission/ $12 members. Limited to 20 people. Tickets and more info here.

     
  • Saint Florian Pageant, Procession, and Variety Show Sunday, August 16; 2:30 - 6:30; Morbid Anatomy Museum and Royal Palms Shuffleboard Court, $20, Tickets (and more info) here.
     
  • The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir: An Illustrated Lecture with Marc Hartzman Monday, August 17th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
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NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
    • Forensic Pathology 101: Gunshot Wounds, An Illustrated Lecture with Jay Stahl-Herz, Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist
      Tuesday, August 18th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
    • 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 9pm, $12 for members, limited to 20 people. Tickets and 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.
    • Cursed Gemstones: Legend and History, an Illustrated Lecture with Karen Bachmann
      Wednesday, September 2nd, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
    • Cults and Secret Societies: A to Z, An Illustrated Lecture with Julie Tibbott
      Wednesday, September 16th, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. Tickets and more infohere.
    • Secret New York Exposed, An Illustrated Lecture with Julie Tibbott
      September, 23rd, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. Tickets and more info here.
    • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
      Saturday, September 19th, 12 to 7 pm, $275. Tickets and more info here.
    • Grey Fox Head Mounts Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
      Sunday, October 11th, 12 pm to 7 pm, $400 . Tickets and more info here.
    • Jackalope Head Mount Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
      Sunday, October 18th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $250 Tickets and more info here.
    • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
      Saturday, November 14th, 11 am to 6 pm (with one hour lunch break), $150. Tickets and more info here.
    • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
      Sunday, December 20th, 11 am to 6 pm (with one hour lunch break), $150. Tickets and more info here.
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    ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
    • "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.
    • Death Café with Louise de Winter at the Morbid Anatomy Museum Cafe Tuesday, August 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Free, 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 info) here** Offsite: Location: The Historic Chapel at Greenwood Cemetery (500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
    • Morbid Anatomy and Art in the Age present The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Tim Mullen on "Victorian Electricity" Thursday, August 13th, 6 - 8 pm, $12 for members. Tickets and more info here.
    • Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D! Thursday, August 13th, 8pm, $20, Tickets (and more info) here. SOLD OUT 
    • First Annual Morbid Anatomy Saint Florian Gowanus Pageant, Procession and Variety Show: Procession, shuffleboard, drink specials, and Gowanus-themed variety show with music, lectures, sword swallowing, films and drink specials! Sunday, August 16; 2:30 - 6:30; Morbid Anatomy Museum and Royal Palms Shuffleboard Court, $20, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir: An Illustrated Lecture with Marc Hartzman Monday, August 17th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
       
    • Forensic Pathology 101: Gunshot Wounds, An Illustrated Lecture with Jay Stahl-Herz, Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist
      Tuesday, August 18th, 8 pm, $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.
       
    • 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 9pm, $12 for members, limited to 20 people. 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 (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.
       
    • 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.
       
    • Cursed Gemstones: Legend and History, an Illustrated Lecture with Karen Bachmann
      Wednesday, 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 Kennaway Saturday, September 5th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and 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.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed with Divya Anantharaman Saturday, September 12th, 10pm - 6 pm, $120. Tickets and more info here.
       
    • Cults and Secret Societies: A to Z, An Illustrated Lecture with Julie Tibbott
      Wednesday, September 16th, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. Tickets and more info here.
    • English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman Sunday, September 13th, 12 pm - 7 pm, $195. Tickets and more info here.
       
    • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
      Saturday, September 19th12 to 7 pm, $275. Tickets and more info here.
    • Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato Sunday, 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, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
       
    • Secret New York Exposed, An Illustrated Lecture with Julie Tibbott
      September, 23rd, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. 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: 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 Anantharaman Saturday, October 3rd (DAY), 10 am - 7 pm, $300. Tickets and more info here
    • Propaganda Magazine Party with Fred Berger.   Saturday, October 3rd (EVE), 8pm, $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 Annantharaman Sunday, 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, 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.
       
    • Jackalope Head Mount Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
      Sunday, October 18th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $250 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, SOLD OUT (and more info) here.
       
    • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
      Saturday, November 14th, 11 am to  6 op (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 sound Wednesday, November 18th, 8pm, $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 Brown Saturday, December 5th, 3pm, 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 Anantharaman Sunday, December 6th, 12 pm - 7 pm, $285. Tickets and more info here.
       
    • Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann Sunday, December 20th, 11 am to 6 pm (with one hour lunch break), $150. Tickets and more info here
    • Ermine Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman Saturday, January 9th, 12 pm - 7:30 pm, $200. Tickets and more info here.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed with Divya Anantharaman Sunday, January 10th, 12 pm - 6 pm, $120. Tickets and more info here.
       
    • Fancy Rat Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman Saturday, February 27th, 12 pm - 6 pm, $200. Tickets and more info here.
    • European Starling Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman Sunday, February 28th, 12 pm - 7 pm, $275. Tickets and more info here.

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