Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Common Shade! 19th Century Dime Museums of Europe! Santa Muerte, The Love Sorceress! Beauty & Terror of the Twilight Zone! JSTOR Presents! And More! 

Common Shade! 19th Century Dime Museums of Europe! Santa Muerte, The Love Sorceress! Beauty & Terror of the Twilight Zone! JSTOR Presents! And More! 
We have many wonderful upcoming events at the Morbid Anatomy Museum!

First, for a change: we have decided to move this year's Morbid Anatomy Gala to our home base at the museum! Enjoy a fine catered meal, Hendrick’s cocktails, burlesque by Jo Weldon, a song by Angela Di Carlo, and the victrola stylings of Joel Schlemowitz. There where also be an auction of one-of-a-kind items such as wine in the catacombs at Green-Wood Cemetery, wine and a tour of the home museum of Ryan Matthew Cohn of TV’s “Oddities,” a VIP tour of the Bronx Zoo, an original print from the first edition of "The Raven" by Gustave Dore (1884) and much more—all in a space gorgeously styled by Rebecca Purcell and Evan Michelson!

There will also be an after party at the Bell House with DJ sets by Erasure's Vince Clarke and “Semiotics of 80s Goth Subculture” lecturer Andi Harriman; beer by our sponsor Sixpoint Brewery; Aaron Rodriguez’s amazing Insect Petting Zoo, and tarot or palm reading by members of The Tarot Society. This is free for gala attendees, but folks can purchase tickets for just this part of the evening here.

Join us at Green-Wood Cemetery's Historic Chapel as host Evan Michelson welcomes Anna Sale of the Death, Sex & Money podcast for a conversation about her experiences with life’s (and death’s) inevitabilities (Monday, March 28, 6:30 pm). We are also very honored to have Dr. Peter M. McIsaac—author of the text for our current House of Wax exhibition—for a rare look at panoptica—popular museums of Europe much like the dime museums of the USA followed by an exhibition tour (Tuesday, April 5, 7pm). We are also excited to announce a new partnership with JSTOR with events exploring the unseen, the imperceptible, and the ghostly in poetry (Thursday, April 28th, 7 pm) and a look at how deaths have been staged in the theatre over the centuries, from Roman executions to the Grand Guignol (Wednesday, July 27th, 7 pm).

Other offerings include local taxidermist Amber Maykut with another of our popular anthropomorphic taxidermy classes (Sunday, April 3rd, 12 pm to 4 pm); a talk on the cult of Santa Muerte—the Mexican saint of death—in her fascinating role as Love Sorceress with Dr. Chesnut (Monday, May 30th, 7 pm); JR Pepper reprising her popular lecture on the various forms of body horror exhibited in anime (Tuesday, June 14th, 7 pm); and Chris Alexander on television's groundbreaking dark fantasy series, The Twilight Zone, discussing the genesis of the program an its influence on popular culture (Friday, July 1st, 7 pm).

We are also thrilled to announce a symposium to celebrate the release of The Anatomical Venus, a new Morbid Anatomy book by creative director Joanna Ebenstein exploring the strange and fascinating history of seductive female anatomical wax models, packed with never before published images from around the world. The event will feature short talks and screenings exploring the range of topics covered by in the book including anatomized women, wax, the ecstatic, Catholicism and the cult of the saints, the uncanny, and more (Saturday, June 4th).

And, for the New Jerseyites among you: please come pay us a visit at Fringe New Jersey on April 9th! Our creative director, Joanna Ebenstein, will be giving a talk and we'll have a table with books, bags and other goodies. For tickets and a full programs of events please click here.

This week, we will explore the costuming of shamans and tribal leaders, royalty, warriors and witches (Thursday, March 17th, 7 pm); and teach a bat skeleton articulation class with local taxidermist Wilder Duncan (Saturday, March 19th, 1 pm). Next week we'll have a new installment of Forensic Pathology 101 with a focus on the forensic examination of brains (Tuesday, March 22nd, 7 pm); moving image works created via photochemical manipulations in 16mm film with live music by Katherine Bauer (Wednesday, March 23rd, 7 pm); a look at the association between photography and embalming as aesthetics and mourning practice with Dead Matter author Margaret Schwartz (Thursday, March 24th, 7 pm); and Black Gold's Gold Dig with thousands of LPs, 12 inches, and 45s—all for $1.00 each (Saturday, March 26th, FREE). We hope to see you there!
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 IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
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.

Bat Skeleton Articulation Class with Wilder Duncan
Saturday, March 19th, 1 pm to 6 pm, $200. 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, SOLD OUT

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.

Invoking the Femme Fatale: Katherine Bauers Fatal, Feline Rites and Rituals: Screening with 16mm film and live music!
Wednesday, March 23rd, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

Dead Matter: The Meaning of Iconic Corpses, An Illustrated Lecture with Margaret Schwartz, Fordham University

Thursday, March 24th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Black Gold's Gold Dig: Thousands of LPs, 12 inches, and 45s—all for $1.00 each!
Saturday, March 26th, 10 am to 6 pm, FREE! More info here
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NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
Common Shade: A Discussion with Anna Sale of WNYC’s Death, Sex, and Money Podcast
Monday, March 28, 6:30 pm, $25/$20 members of Green-Wood or Morbid Anatomy Museum, **offsite at Green-Wood Cemetery's Historic Chapel, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232. Tickets and more info here.

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Amber Maykut
Sunday, April 3rd, 12 pm to 4 pm, $120. Tickets and more info here.

Into the Panopticum: Spectacle and Education in Popular Museums of 19th Century Europe with Dr. Peter M. McIsaac, Associate Professor of German and Museum Studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Tuesday, April 5th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Fringe New Jersey: Lecture and Table by Morbid Anatomy
Saturday, April 9th, 9 am to 6 pm, **offsite at Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Route 130, Hamilton NJ 08690, $45, full day, open seating; $30, half day (morning or afternoon), $25 full day for students with ID, as space permits. Tickets and more info here.

JSTOR Presents: Spectres, Traces, Phantoms, and Sparks: A Poetry Séance by Dorothea Lasky
Thursday, April 28th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Come to Me, or Else! Santa Muerte, the Love Sorceress, An Illustrated Lecture with Andrew Chesnut

Monday, May 30th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Anatomical Venus Book Release Party and Symposium Save the Date
Saturday, June 4, time TBA. More info here.

And I Must Scream: An Examination of Body Horror in Japanese Animation, An Illustrated Lecture with JR Pepper
Tuesday, June 14th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

JSTOR Presents: Dying Onstage: Real and Imaginary Deaths in Live Performance: An illustrated Lecture by Michael Lueger
Wednesday, July 27th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

The Beauty, Truth and Terror of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, An Illustrated Lecture with Chris Alexander
Friday, July 1st, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.
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ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
Common Shade: A Discussion with Anna Sale of WNYC’s Death, Sex, and Money Podcast
Monday, March 28, 6:30 pm, $25/$20 members of Green-Wood or Morbid Anatomy Museum, **offsite at Green-Wood Cemetery's Historic Chapel, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232. 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.

Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism, Illustrated Lecture & Book Signing by Stanley B. Burns, MD & Elizabeth A. Burns
Thursday, March 31st, 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.

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Amber Maykut
Sunday, April 3rd, 12 pm to 4 pm, $120. 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.

Into the Panopticum: Spectacle and Education in Popular Museums of 19th Century Europe with Dr. Peter M. McIsaac, Associate Professor of German and Museum Studies at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Tuesday, April 5th, 7 pm, $8. 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.

Fringe New Jersey: Lecture and Table by Morbid Anatomy
Saturday, April 9th, 9 am to 6 pm, **offsite at Hilton Garden Inn, 800 Route 130, Hamilton NJ 08690, $45, full day, open seating; $30, half day (morning or afternoon), $25 full day for students with ID, as space permits. 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.

Second Annual Morbid Anatomy Museum Gala with Honorary Chair Parker Posey
Tuesday, April 12th, 7 PM (6:30 for VIP), $250 (Regular Ticket), $500 (VIP Ticket with champagne toast at the Museum); $2500 (Table for 5, includes VIP champagne toast); $5000 (Table for 10, includes VIP champagne toast).
Tickets and more info here.


Gala Afterparty with DJ Set by Erasure's Vince Clarke and Sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery
Tuesday, April 12th, 9 pm till late, $50, 21+. Tickets and 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.

Stop Motion Cut-Out/Collage Animation Class with Nicole Antebi
Sunday, April 17th, 12 pm to 6 pm, $50. 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.

Gloom, Torment and Nightmare: Francisco Goyas Black Paintings, an Illustrated Lecture with Cristina Perez Arranz
Saturday, April 23rd, 7 pm, $8. 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.

JSTOR Presents: Spectres, Traces, Phantoms, and Sparks: A Poetry Séance by Dorothea Lasky
Thursday, April 28th, 7 pm, $8. 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.

Peacock Taxidermy Demonstration with Taxidermist in Residence Divya Anantharaman
Thursday, May 5th, 7 pm, $20. 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.

Shakespeare's Funeral: Illustrated Lecture and Costume Party to Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Death Anniversary
Friday, May 20th, 7 pm, $20, Tickets and more info here.

"Witchcraft Through the Ages" (Haxan) - Polka music! Butter Churns! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!
Tuesday, May 24th, 7 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.
& Wednesday, May 25th, 7pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.

Celebrate Strange Tales: A Reading and Book Launch Party with Author Daniel Braum
Thursday, May 26th, 7 pm, $5. Tickets and more info here.

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble; Narcissism, Mourning & Sexuality: Freud and Lacan Meet Dalí and Goldin, An Illustrating Lecture with Claire-Madeline Culkin and Ray O Neill
Friday, May 27th, 7 pm, $12. Tickets and more info here.

Come to Me, or Else! Santa Muerte, the Love Sorceress, An Illustrated Lecture with Andrew Chesnut
Monday, May 30th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

The Coney Island Incubator Babies: How a Sideshow Became Standard Practice in Neonatal Intensive Care, an Illustrated Lecture with Elizabeth Yuko
Wednesday, June 1st, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Anatomical Venus Book Release Party and Symposium Save the Date
Saturday, June 4, time TBA. More info here.

And I Must Scream: An Examination of Body Horror in Japanese Animation, An Illustrated Lecture with JR Pepper
Tuesday, June 14th, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

The Beauty, Truth and Terror of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, An Illustrated Lecture with Chris Alexander
Friday, July 1st, 7 pm, $8. Tickets and more info here.

Surrealism and Alchemy: More than just a pretty picture, an Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir
Friday July 8th, 7 pm, $10. Tickets and more info here.

JSTOR Presents: Dying Onstage: Real and Imaginary Deaths in Live Performance: An illustrated Lecture by Michael Lueger
Wednesday, July 27th, 7 pm, $8. 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.

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