Friday, February 19, 2016

Second Annual Festival of Arcane Knowledge! I Am Dandy! The Strange Case of William Seabrook! New England Asylums! History of Leopard Print! And More!

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

We hope you'll join us for our second annual Festival of Arcane Knowledge sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery. MC Evan Michelson of TV's Oddities introduces a full day of short talks, offbeat tours, demonstrations, screenings and projections by our unique community of makers, teachers, collectors and rogue scholars, followed by a private after party at Halyards, our favorite local bar!



We hope you'll join us later in the week as we uncover the deeper inner connections between alchemy and Surrealism, and the role of dream and vision common to both (Friday, February 19th, 7 pm). Next week we'll explore the mysterious world of books bound in humanskin (Monday, February 22nd, 7 pm); take a historical survey of technical advances in mortuary science, coffin-making, cemetery equipment and more with registered patent attory, Eric Indin (Tuesday, February 23rd, 7pm); and launch Morbid Academy—a new monthly series hosted by PEN award-winning author Mitch Horowitzwith inaugural guest Robert Damon Schneck, one of one of today's leading Fortean historians whose underground classic of strange history, The President's Vampire, is being made into a horror movie by the Weinstein Company (Thursday, February 25th, 7 pm).

For our friends in Amsterdam, Morbid Anatomy will be at Museum Vrolik, Amsterdam’s anatomical museum, for The Amsterdam Weekend of Anatomy: a weekend devoted to the wonders of anatomy from April 15th until the 17th 2016. During these days Museum Vrolik will be open to the public for exclusive events, showcasing its phenomenal and historical collection of anatomy, teratology, natural history and curiosities. Learn more here and purchase tickets here.

Finally, mark your calendars for the next Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House Sunday, March 6th! 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.

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

Surrealism and Alchemy: More Than Just a Pretty Picture: An Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir SOLD OUT
February 19th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Mole Mount Taxidermy Workshop with Katie Innamorato
Sunday, February 7th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $250. Tickets and more info here.

Mütter Museum Presents: The Skin She Lived In: Anthropodermic Books at College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Illustrated Lecture by Beth Lander, Introduced and Moderated by Daniel K. Smith
Monday, February 22nd, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Amsterdam Weekend of Anatomy at the Vrolik Museum
Friday, Apri 15 – Sunday, April 17th

The Vrolik Musuem; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tickets and more info here.
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NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
I Am Dandy, The Return of the Elegant Gentleman, An Illustrated Lecture with Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams
Thursday, March 3rd, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Anatomy's Festival of Arcane Knowledge II, Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery
Sunday, March 13th, 10:30 am to 8 pm, $25 general admission, $20 for Morbid Anatomy Members. Tickets and more info here.

The Strange Case of William Seabrook: Traveller, Pervert, Occultist, Drunk, and the Man Who Brought the Zombie to America, An Illustrated Lecture with Robert Luckhurst

Tuesday, March 29th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Behind the Walls: Shadows of the New England Asylums, An Illustrated Lecture by Kate Anderson
Tuesday, April 20th, 7 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

The History of Leopard Print, An Illustrated Lecture with Jo Weldon
Tuesday, April 26th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction with Dr. Neal Goldsmith Ph.D
Friday, May 6th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Insect, Arachnid, and Reptile Petting Zoo with NYU Biology Student Aaron Rodriguez
Monday, May 16th, 7 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.
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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D!
Wednesday, February 17th, 8 pm, $20. Tickets and more info here.

Surrealism and Alchemy: More Than Just a Pretty Picture: An Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir

February 19th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Mole Mount Taxidermy Workshop with Katie Innamorato
Sunday, February 7th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $250. Tickets and more info here.

Mütter Museum Presents: The Skin She Lived In: Anthropodermic Books at College of Physicians of Philadelphia: Illustrated Lecture by Beth Lander, Moderated by Daniel K. Smith
Monday, February 22nd, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Drawing in the Morbid Anatomy Library with Artist and Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann

Wednesday, February 24th, 6 pm to 8 pm, $20. Tickets and more info here.
Places limited to 16, so pre-booking is advised.


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.

Morbid Academy Presents: Stalking Weird History: A Conversation with Robert Damon Schneck and Mitch Horowitz
Thursday, February 25th, 7 pm, $10. 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.

Insect, Arachnid and Reptile Petting Zoo with NYU Biology Student Aaron Rodriguez SOLD OUT
Monday, February 29th, 7pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.

Tarot Reading, Palmistry and Astrology with The Tarot Society
Monday, February 29th, 6 pm to 8 pm. Sliding scale. More info here.

From Grand Guignol to the Classic Horror Movies of the 1930s: Elliot Passantino's History of Horror Film, Part 1

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

I Am Dandy, The Return of the Elegant Gentleman, An Illustrated Lecture with Rose Callahan and Nathaniel Adams
Thursday, March 3rd, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Vanitas, Fleeting Time, A Camera Obscura Workshop and Inquiry with Artist Amy-Claire Huestis
Saturday March 5th,12 pm to 5 pm, $85. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Anatomy Flea Market at the Bell House
Sunday, March 6th,12 pm to 6 pm (11 am for members). More info here.

The Good Death: An Exploration in Dying in America: An Illustrated Lecture with Ann Neumann
Thursday March 10th, 7pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Architecture of Initiation: Alchemy and the Theater of Memory: An Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir
Friday, March 11th, 7pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Anatomy's Festival of Arcane Knowledge II, Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery
Sunday, March 13th, 10:30 am to 8 pm, $25 general admission, $20 for Morbid Anatomy Members. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Academy Presents: The Real Paranormal: A Conversation with Stacy Horn and Mitch Horowitz
Wednesday, March 16th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

The Cult of Fashion, An Illustrated Lecture with Alexis Karl
Thursday, March 17th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

The Other Paris: The Shadow Side of 19th Century Paris, Lecture and Book Signing with Luc Sante
Monday, March 21st, 7 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.
RESCHEDULED FROM FEBRUARY 10TH

Forensic Pathology 101: Basics of Neuropathology, An Illustrated Lecture with Jay Stahl-Herz, Medical Examiner and Forensic Pathologist
Tuesday, March 22nd, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Katherine Bauer's "Psycho Pussy Slaughter" and other Fatal, Feline Rites and Rituals: Screening with 16mm film and live music!
Wednesday, March 23rd, 7 pm $10. Tickets and more info here.

The Strange Case of William Seabrook: Traveller, Pervert, Occultist, Drunk, and the Man Who Brought the Zombie to America, An Illustrated Lecture with Robert Luckhurst
Tuesday, March 29th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Victorian Hair Art Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Saturday, April 2nd, 11 am to 6 pm (with one hour lunch break), $150. Tickets and more info here.

Alchemy and Dream: The Lunar Realm of Alchemy, An Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir
Monday, April 4th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Academy Presents: Tales from the Crypt: A Conversation with Ptolemy Tompkins and Mitch Horowitz
Wednesday, April 6th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World: An Illustrated Lecture with David Jaher

Monday, April 11th, 7 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Save the Date for the Second Annual Morbid Anatomy Museum Gala & Afterparty
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn). More info here.

Atomic Doomsday Battle of the DJs: 78 Records vs. 16mm Film
Wednesday, April 13th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Demystifying Shamanism: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley Krippner
Thursday, April 14th, 7 pm, $15. Tickets and more info here.

Amsterdam Weekend of Anatomy at the Vrolik Museum
Friday, Apri 15 – Sunday, April 17th
The Vrolik Musuem; Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tickets and more info here.


Image Within/ Image Without: Iconography, Symbols, and the Psychology Reflected Therein - A Discussion of Historical and Modern Divinatory Practices with Dr. Al Cummins and Jesse Hathaway Diaz
Monday April 18th, 7 pm, $15. Tickets and more info here.

Bringing Back the Cabinet of Curiosities, Including a Brief and Wondrous History of the Wunderkammer: An Illustrated Lecture with Susan Harlan
Tuesday, April 19th, 7pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Behind the Walls: Shadows of the New England Asylums, An Illustrated Lecture by Kate Anderson

Tuesday, April 20th, 7 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Life After Near Death, An Illustrated Lecture with Debra Diamond
Thursday, April 21st, 7 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

The History of Leopard Print, An Illustrated Lecture with Jo Weldon
Tuesday, April 26th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Goth 101: A History of the Postpunk and Goth Subculture, 1978 - 1992, An Illustrated Lecture with Andi Harriman

Wednesday, April 27th, 7 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.

Murnau's Faust (1926) on 16mm Film With Live Music by Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh
Friday, April 29th, 7 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.

The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains, An Illustrated Lecture with Historian Thomas W. Laqueur, University of California at Berkeley
Monday, May 2nd, 7 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction with Dr. Neal Goldsmith Ph.D
Friday, May 6th, 8 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Insect, Arachnid, and Reptile Petting Zoo with NYU Biology Student Aaron Rodriguez
Monday, May 16th, 7 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.

Morbid Academy Presents: Things that go Bump, a conversation with Shannon Taggart and Mitch Horowitz
Wednesday, May 18th, 7pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

The Satanic Sex: Puppets, and the Pathological Feminine in Vienna 1900, an Illustrated Lecture with Frankie Roe

Thursday, November 10th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here
Image: Lombard School, c.1700, cats being instructed in the art of mouse-catching by an owl.

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