Saturday, December 5, 2015

Alice in Wonderland! Placebos, Nocebos, and Voodoo Death! American Secret Society Symbolism! Rasputin and the Empress! Midcentury Stereopanorama! 

We have many wonderful upcoming events at the Morbid Anatomy Museum! Please note that we'll be transitioning to a 7 pm start time for evening events as reflected in some of the listings below.

Be sure to save the date for the Morbid Anatomy Taxidermy Festival at The Bell House! Curated by resident taxidermists Katie Innamorato and Divya Anantharaman, and featuring Taxidermy Art author Robert Marbury as MC, the festival will include demonstrations and show and tells by the East Coast's leading taxidermists, as well as lectures, archival films, a photo booth, costume contest, and much more.We hope you'll join the fun this January 24th!

One week from today we'll host a party celebrating the Morbid Anatomy Anthology's second printing. Editors Joanna Ebenstein and Colin Dickey will introduce the night, which will include short talks by contributors Chiara Ambrosio, Shannon Taggart, andAmy Herzog. Many of the authors will be on hand to raise a glass and sign copies of the book.

We'll commemorate the publication of Alice in Wonderland with a merry dissection of Lewis Carroll's classic tale by author and illustrator Ted Enik (Wednesday, January 6th at 7 PM); explore the fascinating history and science of the placebo, the nocebo, and "voodoo death" (Friday, January 8th at 7 PM); and learn about the symbology of fraternal societies in America by looking at the functions and meanings of some of their favorite articles, selecting from paintings, banners, costumes, ceremonial regalia, and ritual objects (Wednesday, January 20th at 8 PM).

Join us on what would have been Rasputin's 147th birthday for a 16 mm screening of Rasputin and the Empress starring Ethel, John, and Lionel Barrymore in a plot to murder the mad monk for the benefit of the Russian royal family (Thursday, January 21st at 7 PM); we reprise Midcentury Stereopanorama, our popular Stereo Realist viewing party featuring fully-restored stereoscopic viewers, original midcentury slides and period tunes (with two engagements on January 27th and February 17th, each at 8 PM); and once more bring together an inspired pairing of sight and sound as we screen The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari in 16mm with sonic accompaniment by Brooklyn composer and sound artist MV Carbon.

We hope to see you tomorrow for a free daytime children's book event with Mummy Cat illustrator Lisa Brown (Saturday, December 5th at 3 PM); and next week for a special engagement in Green-Wood Cemetery looking at American monuments and memorialization with Eva Bowerman, Chair of the New York chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies (Tuesday, December 8th at 7:30 PM, offsite at Green-Wood Cemetery); and another installment of our popular Forensic Pathology 101 series with a focus on death certificates (Wednesday, December 9th at 8 PM).

Our last flea market of the year is just around the corner on Sunday, December 13th at The Bell House! To gain early access and bypass the line at any point in the day, consider becoming a museum member! Aside from just flea market perks, museum members enjoy unlimited access to the exhibit and library, early notification of our often sold-out events, special rates on museum parties, and discounts in our store and cafe. Learn more and purchase your membership here.

Finally, for international fans, we will be in Amsterdam for the third annual Morbid Anatomy Anatomy Weekend at the Museum Vrolik (Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17th); and in Vienna at the Narrenturm Pathological Museum and the Josephinum Museum (Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24th). Both events will feature special tours, lectures, workshops, anatomical demonstrations, and more—all in English!
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IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
"Mummy Cat," A Picture Book Presentation and Signing with Illustrator Lisa Brown
Saturday, December 5th, 3 pm, FREE, More info here.

Common Shade: Marking Our Graves
Tuesday, December 8th, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. ***Off-site at Green-Wood Cemetery. Tickets and more info here.

Forensic Pathology 101: All About Death Certificates: An Illustrated Lecture with Jay Stahl-Herz, MD, Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist
Wednesday, December 9th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
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NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
Wonderland's Cutest Couple: Alice and The Hatter - 2 Weird + 2 Be = 4Real: An Irrationally Illustrated Lecture with Ted Enik
Wednesday, January 6th, 7 pm (lecture will start at 7:15 pm sharp), $8. Tickets and more info here.

Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology
Friday, January 8th, 7pm (lecture will start at 7:15 pm sharp), $12. Tickets and more info here.

As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930, An Illustrated Lecture with Bruce Lee Webb and Lynne Adele
Wednesday, January 20th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Rasputin and the Empress screening on 16mm Film
Thursday, January 21st, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D!
Wednesday, January 27th, 8 pm, $20. Tickets and more info here.

Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D!
Wednesday, February 17th, 8 pm, $20. Tickets and more info here.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on 16mm with live music by M.V. Carbon
Wednesday, February 24th, 7 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here
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SPECIAL EVENTS
Morbid Anatomy Anthology Second Edition Release Party
Friday, December 11th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Strange Wreckage with Author Naomi J. Williams and Poet Robin Beth Schaer
Tuesday, December 15th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here

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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS

Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction, with Dr. Neal Goldsmith Ph.D
Thursday, December 10th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here. SOLD OUT

Morbid Anatomy Anthology Second Edition Release Party
Friday, December 11th, 8 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Amber Maykut
Saturday, December 12th, 12 pm to 4 pm, $120. Tickets and more info here.

Kraftwerk Party with Stephen Vesecky
Date: Saturday, December 12th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
SOLD OUT

A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture, An Illustrated Lecture with Andi Harriman
Monday, December 14th, 8 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.

Strange Wreckage with Author Naomi J. Williams and Poet Robin Beth Schaer
Tuesday, December 15th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Annual Krampus Costume Party sponsored by Hendrick’s Gin
Saturday, December 19th, 8 pm to 11:55 pm. Tickets and more info here.

Wet Specimen Class with Katie Innamorato
Saturday, December 19th, 12 pm to 2 pm, $100. 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.

As Above, So Below: Art of the American Fraternal Society, 1850-1930: An Illustrated Lecture with Bruce Lee Webb and Lynne Adele
Wednesday, January 20th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Criminally Insane: From Bedlam to Broadmoor, Bellevue, and Beyond- An Illustrated Lecture with Judy Jackson
Date: Monday, December 21st, 8pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Wonderland's Cutest Couple: Alice and The Hatter - 2 Weird + 2 Be = 4Real: An Irrationally Illustrated Lecture with Ted Enik
Wednesday, January 6th, 7 pm (lecture will start at 7:15 pm sharp), $8. Tickets and more info here.

Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology
Friday, January 8th, 7pm (lecture will start at 7:15 pm sharp), $12. 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.

Zen and The Art of Dying, Documentary Screening with Director Broderick Fox
Thursday, January 14th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Drawing in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Artist and Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Friday, January 15th, 6 pm to 8 pm, $20, LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. Tickets and more info here.

Ritual in Scent: An Illustrated Lecture with Alexis Karl
Tuesday, January 19th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Rasputin and the Empress Screening on 16mm Film
Thursday, January 21st, 7 pm, $8. 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.

Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D!
Wednesday, January 27th, 8 pm, $20. Tickets and more info here.

Deathly Contemplation: 17th Century Dutch Vanitas Paintings: An Illustrated lecture with Lauren Davis
Thursday, January 28th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Drawing in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Artist and Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Friday, January 29th, 6 pm to 8 pm, $20, LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. 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.

Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D!
Wednesday, February 17th, 8 pm, $20. Tickets and more info here.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on 16mm with live music by M.V. Carbon
Wednesday, February 24th, 7 pm, $12. 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.

SAVE THE DATE Anatomy Anatomy Weekend at Amsterdam's Vrolik Museum
Friday, April 15 – Sunday, April 17th. More info here.

SAVE THE DATE Anatomy Vienna Anatomy Weekend at the Narrenturm Pathological Museum and the Josephinum Museum
Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24th. More info here.

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