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

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Medical Movies on the Web: The Mysterious Case of Petr Anokhin, Soviet Scientific Cinema, and the Conjoined Twins, Circa 1957

Our good friend Michael Sappol--author of A Traffic of Dead Bodies, curator of Dream Anatomy, and historian at the National Library of Medicine--just alerted us to a rare 1957 film about conjoined twins produced by the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow that has recently been digitized by the National Library of Medicine.

Full details on the film follow, and a few stills from the film can be found above. You can view the film in its entirety above (click play on top image) or at Medical Movies on the Web by clicking here.
In 1957, the USSR Academy of Medical Sciences in Moscow released an unusual motion picture, Neural and Humoral Factors in the Regulation of Bodily Functions (Research on Conjoined Twins) (Исследования на неразделившихсия близнетсах). The Russian-language film was never widely circulated and is extremely rare: today the only accessible copy can be found in the historical audiovisuals collection of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The 45 minute movie documents research conducted on two pairs of conjoined twins (Ira and Galia, and Masha and Dasha) each of whom had a shared circulatory system, but completely separate nervous systems. Supervised by the founder of Soviet neurocybernetics Petr Anokhin (1898-1974), the first pair was studied during 1937-38 and the second in 1950-57. Never intended to reach beyond a narrow specialist audience, the film offers a rare glimpse into the history of Soviet physiology and “scientific cinema,” a peculiar cinematographic genre that had a long and distinguished history in Soviet Russia.

While the conjoined twins presented a unique opportunity for research into a variety of interesting questions — physiological and also psychological, genetic, immunological, and embryological — the movie only addresses the issue of the relative roles of neural and humoral (circulatory and lymphatic) factors in the functioning of the human organism, according the theories espoused by Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936), Russia’s first Nobel Prize winner and the doyen of Soviet physiology. Yet surprisingly, Pavlov himself is never mentioned in the film’s running commentary, and the film gives very little information on either Ira and Galia or Masha and Dasha. Only Masha and Dasha lived to adulthood and, even though they were made to serve as child human research subjects, without the consent of parents or guardians, in some ways the film marks the happiest part of their lives, up to around the time of their seventh birthday, when they were well attended to and received relatively good treatment.

These puzzles are the subject of Nikolai Krementsov’s article, “A Cinematic and Physiological Puzzle: Conjoined Twins Research, Scientific Cinema and Pavlovian Physiology”.

To see the film in its entirety (in both a Russian-language closed-captioned-for-the-hearing-impaired version and an English-subtitled version) — and to read the essay, go to Medical Movies on the Web at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/collections/films/medicalmoviesontheweb/index.html.

Monday, September 14, 2015

House of Wax Opening Party! Alchemy Sound and Vision! Anatomy Show and Tell for Kids! Medical History Theater 3000! Morbid Anatomy Flea Market! Upcoming MA Events

Anatomical Venus, Castan's Panopticum,
Berlin, 1869 - 1922, On view as part of House of Wax
We have many wonderful upcoming events at the Morbid Anatomy Museum!



To celebrate the launch of the new Morbid Anatomy Taxidermy Kit, we're raffling off a spot in our popular anthropomorphic mouse taxidermy class with resident taxidermist Divya Anantharaman along with a complimentary kit ($170 combined value) to one lucky winner! Designed by Divya and founding board member Tonya Hurley, each kit contains all the tools a budding taxidermist needs within a sturdy black canvas roll hand-printed in Brooklyn by local artist Mark Splatter. Entries are just $5 or 5 for $20 by clicking the link here.


Next, we'll explore end-of-life experiences and their use in understanding human consciousness and grief with artist and educator Leigh Davis (Thursday, October 22nd); view a mash-up of medical, dental, psychology, epidemiology, health and hygiene films from between 1920 and 1965 with historian Mike Sappol (Friday, November 6th); grab a sketchbook and a glass of wine for an evening of relaxed drawing in the Morbid Anatomy library with artist and anatomist Emily Evans (Monday, November 9th); join Emily again for the release of her latest work,Anatomy in Black, a lush coffee table anatomy book illustrated entirely in black and gold (Wednesday, November 11th); and learn bat articulation, an osteological preparation of a bat in the fashion of 19th century zoological displays, with Wilder Duncan (Sunday, November 15th and Saturday, January 23rd).


We hope to see you this week for a look at the changing face of masculinity in the American West with Michael McMenamin of the Museum of the City of New York(Thursday, September 17th, 8 pm); a special daytime workshop on skinning and tanning methods with resident taxidermist Katie Innamorato (Thursday, September 17th, 1 pm to 4 pm); a starling taxidermy class with Katie Innamorato (Saturday, September 19th, 12 pm to 7 pm); and a fancy chicken taxidermy class co-facilitated by both Katie and Divya (Sunday, September 20th, 12 pm to 7:30 pm). Join us again next week for a screening of Sundance favorite Finders Keepers: The Mysterious History of John Wood's Amputated Leg with a director Q & A (Monday, September 21st, 8 pm); and learn about famous mathematicians who took human life with professor Michael Carlisle (Tuesday, September 22nd).

To avoid sold out events—and to get exclusive hour-early access to our October 18th 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 morehere.

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 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
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. SOLD OUT

"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 McMenamin
Thursday, September 17th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Skinning and Tanning Workshop with Katie Innamorato
Thursday, September 17th, 1 pm to 4 pm, $100. Tickets and more info here.

Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
Saturday, September 19th, 12 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.

Finders Keepers: The Mysterious History of John Wood's Amputated Leg, screening and Q&A with Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel
Monday, September 21st, 8 pm, $8. 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.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
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)

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.

Meddling with Nature: DIY Workshop with Modern Naturalist Jeremy Johnson
Saturday, October 10th, 12 pm to 6pm, $185. Tickets and 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.

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

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

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.


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.

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. Tickets and more info here.

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

Bat Skeleton Articulation Class with Wilder Duncan
Saturday, January 23rd, 1 pm to 6 pm, $200. Tickets and more info here.
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
Psychedelics and Death: A Conversation with Dr. Neal Goldsmith and Dr. Anthony Bossis
Tuesday, September 15th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here. SOLD OUT.

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. SOLD OUT

"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 McMenamin
Thursday, September 17th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Skinning and Tanning Workshop with Katie Innamorato
Thursday, September 17th, 1 pm to 4 pm, $100. Tickets and more info here.

Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
Saturday, September 19th, 12 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.

Finders Keepers: The Mysterious History of John Wood's Amputated Leg, screening and Q and A with Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel
Monday, September 21st, 8 pm, $8. 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 Tibbott
September, 23rd, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. Tickets and more info here.

The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in theMorbid Anatomy Library: "Anachronistic Smut" with Colin Dickey
Thursday September 24th, 6 to 8 pm, $20 ($12 for members) Limited to 20 people. Tickets and more info here.

Mesmerism and Hypnosis: An Illustrated Lecture with Andrew Scull
Friday, September 25th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Terrifying Beauty: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Author of "Dr Mütter's Marvels" in Conversation with Actress and Writer Amber Tamblyn
Monday, September 28th, 8 pm, $5. 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, 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 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), 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

"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

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. Tickets and more info here.

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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Finders Keepers! Dilettanti Society! Alchemy of Artificial Life! Caitlin Doughty signs Smoke Gets In Your Eyes! History of Ectoplasm! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

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Read the full New York Times art review by Ken Johnson here.

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

If you haven't yet seen our current exhibition, please take a moment to read the recent New York Times review of Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular. Curated by Stephen Romano, Opus Hypnagogia showcases contemporary and historical artworks that explore sleep paralysis, somnambulance, lucid dreaming, hallucinations and various other mental phenomenon occuring in the transitory space between wakefulness and sleep. The exhibit is on view at Morbid Anatomy from 12 to 6 pm daily (except Tuesdays) through October 18th, 2015. We'd also like to congratulate Stephen Romano on the opening of his new Bushwick gallery and its inagural exhibit, Lexicon Infernali.

We're thrilled to announce the new limited edition Morbid Anatomy Benefit Print Portfolio curated by artistic advisor Mark Dion. Each portfolio is an edition of 20, bound in a laser-etched folder, and contains eight signed and numbered art prints celebrating the Morbid Anatomy Museum’s mission to explore the intersections of death, beauty, and that which falls between the cracks. Proceeds support the museum's exhibitions and public and education programs. Learn more by clicking the link here.

We have a fantastic array of new events coming up including a screening of Sundance favorite Finders Keepers: The Mysterious History of John Wood's Amputated Leg which follows a man who finds himself at the center of a media frenzy upon learning his amputated leg is discovered in a grill sold at a North Carolina auction, with a Q and A with directors Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel (Monday, September 21st). Dilettanti Society Happy Hour Show and Tel lwelcomes Cranioklepty author and Morbid Anatomy Anthology co-editor Colin Dickey sharing his collection of early 20th century pornography, birth control manuals, and other anachronistic smut (Thursday September 24th). Alchemist Brian Cotnoir lays out the Medieval theories for creating a homunculus, a miniature form of artificial human life with purportedly talismanic powers (Tuesday, October 6th). Join us for a special Halloween-themed Dilettanti Society Happy Hour Show and Tell featuring author Marc Hartzman with stereoscopic spirit images and complementary cocktails by Art in the Age (Thursday October 8th). Next, mortician and author Caitlin Doughty offers thoughts on how we became a culture so far removed from death and suggests ways we might move toward death acceptance with copies of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes available for purchase and signing (Friday, October 9th).

 Spend an evening with members of the Horror Writers Association for bloodcurdling tales, chilling excerpts, horror trivia giveaways, book signings and author and A (Tuesday, October 20th). Learn about the Dilettanti, a group of 18th scholars, autodidacts, and collectors—and the inspiration behind our bi-monthly happy hours with collectors of interesting objects—with artist and editor Sara Clugage (Tuesday, October 27th).Find out what the idea that putrefaction led to resurrection meant for early modern England with bestselling author Deborah Harkness (Wednesday, October 28th). We investigate the curious history of ectoplasm from its early appearances in Victorian era seance rooms to the contemporary photographers that still chase it today with Morbid Anatomy programmer in residence Shannon Taggart (Thursday, October 29th). Author Justin Martin highlights America's original Bohemians including a young Walt Whitman, trailblazing stand-up comic Artemus Ward, psychedelic drug pioneer Fitz-Hugh Ludlow, and the brilliant and brazen Adah Menken, who became world famous for her "Naked Lady" routine (Thursday, November 5th). And award-winning author and sword swallower Ilise Carter examines how, where and why the commercial showing of women's bodies becomes a vessel for every era's fears, fascinations and fetishes (Tuesday November 10th, 8 pm).


To avoid sold out events please consider becoming 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 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
• Medicine, Mediumship and; Messages: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Ian Rubenstein
Tuesday, 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.

The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library
Thursday September 10th, 6 pm to 8 pm $20 ( $12 for Members ) LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. 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.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
Finders Keepers: The Mysterious History of John Wood's Amputated Leg, screening and add with Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel
Monday, September 21st, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library: "Anachronistic Smut" with Colin Dickey
Thursday September 24th, 6 to 8 pm, $20 ($12 for members) Limited to 20 people. Tickets and more info here.

The Homunculus the Alchemy of Blood and Artificial Life (or the Making, Care, and Education of a Homunculus)
Tuesday, October 6th, 8 pm, $10. 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.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes An Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing with Caitlin Doughty
Friday, October 9th, 8 pm, $5. 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.

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.

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.

Female Freaks: Sex, Science and Sideshow, An Illustrated Lecture with Ilise Carter
Tuesday November 10th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed with Divya Anantharaman
Saturday, September 12th, 10 pm - 6 pm, $120. SOLD OUT

English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Sunday, September 13th, 12 pm - 7 pm, $195. Tickets and more info here.

Anatomical Self Portrait Class With Karen Bachmann for Ages 8-12
Monday, 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 Tibbott
Wednesday, 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 McMenamin
Thursday, September 17th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Skinning and Tanning Workshop with Katie Innamorato
Thursday, September 17th, 1 pm to 4 pm, $100. Tickets and more info here.

Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato
Saturday, September 19th, 12 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.

Finders Keepers: The Mysterious History of John Wood's Amputated Leg, screening and Q&A with Bryan Carberry and J. Clay Tweel
Monday, September 21st, 8 pm, $8. 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 Tibbott
September, 23rd, 8 pm, $8 or $13 for a two lecture pass. Tickets and more info here.
The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library: "Anachronistic Smut" with Colin Dickey
Thursday September 24th, 6 to 8 pm, $20 ($12 for members) Limited to 20 people. Tickets and more info here.

Mesmerism and Hypnosis: An Illustrated Lecture with Andrew Scull
Friday, September 25th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Terrifying Beauty: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Author of "Dr Mütter's Marvels" in Conversation with Actress and Writer Amber Tamblyn
Monday, September 28th, 8 pm, $5. 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 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), 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 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.

The Homunculus the Alchemy of Blood and Artificial Life (or the Making, Care, and Education of a Homunculus)
Tuesday, October 6th, 8 pm, $10. 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.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: An Illustrated Lecture and 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. Tickets and more info here.
***Offsite: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Avenue, right outside the Prospect Park Entrance.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

"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.

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.
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.

"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.

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.