News, Events and Happenings

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tarot Reading with Morbid Anatomy's Laetitia Barbier
Tuesday, April 17
6 pm - 9 pm
Halyards Bar, Brooklyn
$20 for 10 minutes.
More here

Morbid Anatomy's Joanna Ebenstein in conversation with Lee Unkrich, Director of Pixar's Coco
Friday, April 20
Part of ReImagine End of Life Festival, San Francisco
Marina Theater, San Francisco
$25
More and Tickets here

The Piano Plague: Nineteenth-Century Medical Arguments about the Danger of Music to Women's Sexual Health: A lecture by James Kennaway
Monday, April 23
12:30 - 1:45 pm
NYU Colloquium for Unpopular Culture
244 Greene Street [corner of Washington Place], Room 106
FREE and open to the public. No RSVP necessary. Refreshments provided!
More here

Tarot Reading with Morbid Anatomy's Laetitia Barbier
Tuesday, April 24
6 pm - 9 pm
Halyards Bar, Brooklyn
$20 for 10 minutes.
More here

Opening Garden Party for Morbid Anatomy Residency at Green-Wood Cemetery
Friday, April 27
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Hamilton Gatehouse at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
The Gatehouse is located at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place, easily accessible on the F and G trains at Fort Hamilton Station. The exhibition and library space are not handicap accessible.
$10/ $5 Members
Tickets and more here 

The Golem: Its Origins and Its Futures with Brian Cotnoir and Rabbi Dan Ain
Thursday, May 10 (PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE)
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
$10 ($5 for members of Green-Wood and BHS)
Tickets and more here

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Saturday, May 19
12:00 PM
Private Taxidermy Studio, Brooklyn, NY
$155
More and tickets here

Victorian Hairwork Workshop with Karen Bachmann
Sunday, May 20
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Private Studio, Brooklyn
$150.00
More and tickets here 

Leopard Print: Fashion, Gender, and the Feline Divine, with Jo Weldon
Tuesday, May 22
7 PM - 9 PM
Hauser and Wirth (548 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011)
548 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011
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Lovecraft in Brooklyn Walking Tour with Jane Rose
Saturday May 26, 2018
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Meet at Parkside and Ocean Avenue, right outside the Prospect Park Entrance
Brooklyn, NY
$25
More and tickets here 

Von Cosel: Love Is a Near Death Experience with Ronni Thomas
Tuesday, June 12
7 PM - 9 PM
Hauser and Wirth, 22nd Street (548 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011)
More here

Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Private Taxidermy Studio
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 16
12:00 pm
$165
More and tickets here

The Doorway to Joe: The Art of Joe Coleman, A Conversation between the artist and Harold Schechter, Queens College
Thursday, July 12
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
$20 ($15 for members of Green-Wood and BHS)
Tickets and more here

Starling Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Private Taxidermy Studio
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, July 14
12:00 PM
$280
Tickets and more here

Intuitive Tarot Reading Workshop with Laetitia Barbier at Lily Dale Spiritualist Community
Sunday, July 29th
2pm - 5pm
Spirit Art Gallery (60 N. Main St. (RT. 60), Cassadaga, NY 14718)
$35
Tickets and more here

Tarot Readings with Laetitia Barbier iat Lily Dale Spiritualist Community
Monday, July 30
10 AM - 6 PM
$80 for an hour reading
Spirit Art Gallery (60 N. Main St. (RT. 60), Cassadaga, NY 14718)
By appointment only; more here

EXHIBITIONS

The Power of Images: Life, Death and Rebirth
Curated by Laetitia Barbier and Joanna Ebenstein, this exhibiton featuring artworks, artifacts and ephemera from the hand (or private collections) of Kahn and Selesnick, Dana Sherwood, Rebecca Purcell, Ryan Matthew Cohn, Shannon Taggart, The Stephen Romano Gallery, the Green-Wood Cemetery Archives and more.
Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, June 24, 2018
Weekends 12 - 5
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
More here

Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work

The Mütter Museum along with curators John Whitenight and Evan Michelson have assembled an exquisite group of Victorian hair art and jewelry as well as accompanying materials that discuss the social expectations of Victorian-era mourning rituals that ruled 19th century society with strict standards.
January 19, 2018 – September 16, 2018
The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia, Thomson Gallery
More here

THE MORBID ANATOMY LIBRARY

The Morbid Anatomy Library at Green-Wood Cemetery
Saturday, April 1 - Sunday, June 24, 2018
Weekends 12 - 5
Free and open to the public
The Fort Hamilton Gatehouse at Green-Wood Cemetery (Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place, F and G trains at Fort Hamilton Station or Church Street Station)
More here 

BOOKS AND PROJECTS OF INTEREST

Death: A Graveside Companion
At nearly 400 pages, this book explores, via over 1,000 images and 19 essays, humankind's attempts attempts--mythological, scientific and popular – to imagine, respond to, or find meaning in the mystery of death.

Edited by Joanna Ebenstein, Foreword by Will Self, Featuring the Richard Harris Art Collection
Thames and Hudson, October 24, 2017 (Available for pre-order)
368 pages, 1,000 illustrations in color and black and white
More (and order) here.

REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS FOR DEATH A GRAVESIDE COMPANION
SÉANCE: Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm, Shannon Taggart, Forthcoming
New book by former Morbid Anatomy Museum artist and scholar in residence Shannon Taggart based on her decade long project documenting spiritualism, a religion in which devotees attempt to communicate with the souls of the dead. Includes her own photos and antique spiritualist photographs.
More here

As Far As The Eye Can Travel "paper "Wunderkammer" by Chiara Ambrosio
More here.

RECORDED TALKS

Tedx Talk: Death like you've never seen it before
Summer, 2016

How we Remember: Death and Mourning in American Art and Culture Symposium
American Folk Art Museum, New York, January 28, 2017
Watch part one here and part two here.
Featuring Gary M. Laderman, Emory University; Stacy C. Hollander, American Folk Art Museum; Dr. Stanley B. Burns, Historian, Founder of the Burns Archive, and Professor of Medical Humanities, New York University; Jessica Regan of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and more.

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