Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sàmi, Walking With Reindeer! Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House! House of Wax Opening Party! 

We have a wonderful new event to announce at the Morbid Anatomy Museum!

National Geographic photographer Erika Larsen debuts her latest book, Sàmi, Walking With Reindeer, and presents findings from four years of living with and documenting the indigenous Scandinavian population. Larsen's talk will focus on the unique human-animal interactions of this primarily reindeer herding people and the symbiotic relationship between the Sámi and their environment, as well as her own insights into the cultural and spiritual life of the Sámi.

Mark your calendars for the next Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House! Remember that members not only gain early access to the flea at 11 am, one hour before doors open to the general public, but can now jump the line at any point throughout the day! Memberships start at just $50 per year. To learn more or purchase your membership please click here.

There's still time to enter for a chance to win a spot in one of our popular anthropomorphic mouse taxidermy classes with resident taxidermist Divya Anantharaman and a complimentary Morbid Anatomy Taxidermy Kit! Entries are just $5 or 5 for $20 here.

We look forward to seeing you at the opening party for our next exhibition, House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan's Panopticum, Berlin, 1869-1922. Enjoy a toast and tour with curator Ryan Matthew Cohn and talks by Morbid Anatomy Museum Creative Director Joanna Ebenstein, Rebecca Messbarger, author of The Lady Anatomist, and historian Elizabeth Bradley, author of At the [Human] Zoo: A Sampling of Ethnographic Exhibitions on the Modern World, as well as arcane tunes by DJ Friese Undine, and a curated assortment of thematic antique film clips by David Corey.

Join us this week for a look at some of the actual magical associations with mummies held by the Ancient Egyptians with Egyptologist in residence, Ava Vitali(Tuesday, September 29th); a sword swallower's history and anatomy of the age old craft (Wednesday, September 30th); and an anthropomorphic rabbit taxidermy class with resident taxidermist, Divya Anantharaman (Saturday, October 3rd).

Lastly, 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

TONIGHT 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. SOLD OUT

Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Saturday, October 3rd (DAY), 10 am - 7 pm, $300. Tickets and more info here.
NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
The Sàmi of Northern Scandinavia: An Illustrated Presentation with National Geographic Photographer Erika Larsen
Sunday, October 25th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
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. SOLD OUT

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.

Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema: Book Reception Party and Illustrated Lecture by co-author/designer Jonathon Rosen
Monday, October 5th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Alchemy Sound and Vision from the In-between: An Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir
Tuesday. October 6th, 8 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Burnt and Purged Away: Purgatory and the Italian Cult of the Dead: An Illustrated Lecture with Elizabeth Harper
Wednesday, October 7th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and 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 Marc Hartzman
Thursday October 8th, 6 to 8 pm, $20 ($12 for members) Limited to 20 people. 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. SOLD OUT  
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes An Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing with Caitlin Doughty
Friday, October 9th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here
H.P Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
Saturday, October 10th, 3:30 pm, $20. ***Offsite: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Avenue, right outside the Prospect Park Entrance. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Anatomy Museum Presents: Animal Anatomy Show-And-Tell for Kids with Naturalist Peter Warny
Wednesday, October 14th, 4 pm, FREE. More info here.

La Santa Muerte (Saint Death): Documentary Screening and Moderated Discussion with Director Eva Aridjis
Tuesday, October 13th from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. $25 for non-members / $20 for members of Green-Wood, BHS and the Morbid Anatomy Museum. Offsite at Green-Wood Cemetery's Historic Chapel. Tickets and more info here.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on 16mm with live music by M.V. Carbon
Wednesday, October 14th, 8 pm, $12. Tickets and more into here. SOLD OUT

Resurrecting Kinsey: Gender and Sexual Fluidity in the age of Tinder, an Illustrated Lecture with with Marcus C. Tye, Ph.D
Thursday, October 15th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here. SOLD OUT

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. SOLD OUT

Gowanus Open Studios
Saturday, October 17th and Sunday, October 18th, 12 to 6 pm. $4 museum admission all weekend. More info here and here.

H.P Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
Saturday, October 17th, 3:30 pm, $20. Tickets and more info here.
***Offsite: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Avenue, right outside the Prospect Park Entrance.


Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House
October 18th, 12 to 6 pm, $1. Members can enter at 11 am and jump the line at any point during the day. 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.

Thrills and Chills, An Evening of reading with the Horror Writers Association
Tuesday, October 20th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

An Inquiry Into the End-Of-Life Experience: An Illustrated Lecture with Leigh Davis
Thursday, October 22nd, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

House of Wax Opening Party, with curator Ryan Matthew Cohn of the Science Channel's "Oddities" and Special Guests
Friday, October 23rd, 7 pm VIP admission $50 ($40 members) or 8:00 pm regular admission $40 ($30 members) Tickets and more info here. (Use drop down menu in ticket section under date to select VIP or regular ticket)

The Sàmi of Northern Scandinavia: An Illustrated Presentation with National Geographic Photographer Erika Larsen
Sunday, October 25th, 8 pm, $5. 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.

Dilettantes: A Somewhat Professional History, An Illustrated Lecture with Sara Clugage
Tuesday, October 27th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Living with the Dead in Early Modern England, an Illustrated Lecture with Deborah Harkness
Wednesday, October 28th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

A History of Ectoplasm: An Illustrated Presentation by Shannon Taggart
Thursday, October 29th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Anatomy Children’s Halloween Party
Saturday, October 31st, 12 pm to 4 pm, FREE. More info here.

Bad Doctor: An Evening with Ian Williams, Doctor and Comic Book Artist
Tuesday, November 3rd, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.  
Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians, an Illustrated Lecture with Justin Martin
Thursday, November 5th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.
Medical History Theater 3000 with Mike Sappol of the National Library of Medicine
Friday, November 6th, 2015, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.  
Drawing in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Artist and Anatomist Emily Evans
Monday, November 9th, 6 to 10 pm (Drop in any time after 6), $20. Space is limited to 20 people. SOLD OUT

Anatomy in Black: A Book Launch Party and Illustrated Lecture with Emily Evans
Wednesday, November 11th, 8 pm, $5. 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.

Bat Skeleton Articulation Class with Wilder Duncan
Sunday, November 15th, 1 pm to 6 pm, $200. Tickets and more info here.

The Homunculus the Alchemy of Blood and Artificial Life (or the making, care, and education of a homunculus)
Tuesday, November 16th, 8 pm, $10. 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, 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 Brown
Saturday, 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 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.

Bat Skeleton Articulation Class with Wilder Duncan

Saturday, January 23rd, 1 pm to 6 pm, $200. Tickets and more info here.

The Executioner, Unhooded: An Illustrated Lecture with Alison Kinney
Saturday, January 30th, 8 pm, $8. 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.
Image: © Erika Larsen – Sàmi, Walking With Reindeer

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