News, Events and Happenings


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Stars, Fools and Lovers: An Illustrated Guide to the Art and History of the Tarot
By Joanna Ebenstein, Laetitia Barbier and Mark Pilkington, the creators of Morbid Anatomy and Strange Attractor Press
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UPCOMING EVENTS 

First Wednesdays at Bard's Exhibition Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place with Morbid Anatomy Founder Joanna Ebenstein
Date: October 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 – 7:30 pm
Bard Graduate Gallery, 18 West 86th Street, Gallery
Free but must register
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Morbid Anatomy Vienna Anatomy Weekend with the Josephinum and Narrenturm
This special weekend will include exclusive front and back stage tours of these incredible historic collections, along with the opportunity to draw pieces from the collection, and lectures touching on the intersections of art and medicine, death and culture.
Date: Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14
Vienna, Austria (The Josephinum and Narrenturm)
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Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology
Date: Tuesday, October 16th
Time: 7pm
Admission: Free (But Must RSVP)
Location: Hauser and Wirth, 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
Part of Doors of Perception, a series by Morbid Anatomy for Hauser and Wirth
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Nightfall at Green-Wood Cemetery, with Morbid Anatomy, Rooftop Films, The Moth and More
Friday October 19 and Saturday October 20
8pm - 12am$80/$75 for members of Green-Wood and BHS
* Special Morbid Anatomy Discount Code: Morbid8 ($8 off full price tickets)
Green-Wood Cemetery
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Birth and the Modern Body, reading group with Dr. Wendy C. 
Saturday, October 20
5:00 - 6:45
$10
The Morbid Anatomy Library a 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)
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Victorian Hairwork Workshop with Karen Bachmann
Date: Sunday October 21
Time: 10am - 4pm
Admission: $150
Location: Private Location - Address disclosed upon ticket purchase -  Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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Goth Nacht: A Night Devoted to Goth Culture, featuring Propaganda Magazine's Fred Berger, Andi Harriman, Evan Michelson, Leila Taylor, and famed Propaganda Magazine Photo Booth by Rose Callahan and Kellfire Bray! 
Date: Wednesday, October 24

FREE Goth AfterParty to follow at nearby Brooklyn Bazaar with DJ Andi Harriman and Joe Hart! Kickstarter Headquarters  (58 Kent St, Brooklyn, NY 11222)
7pm - 9pm
Free but limited seats so MUST RSVP here

Afterparty with DJ Andi Harriman and Joe Hart (SVMMON) at Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
10pm - 2am
FREE and NO RSVP necessary

Beauty and the Macabre: A talk by Morbid Anatomy Founder Joanna Ebenstein at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Saturday, October 27
2pm
$20
Philadelphia Museum of Art
More and tickets here

Intuitive Tarot Workshop with Laetitia
Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 2pm / 5pm
Admission: $69
Location: Private Studio in Brooklyn 11218
More and tickets here

Death in Colonial New York, A Walking Tour with Allison C. Meyer
Saturday, October 27
4-5:30pm
$20
Location: Meeting in front of the Museum of The American Indian
More and tickets here

Starling Taxidermy Class
Date: Saturday, October 27th
Time: 12pm to 7pm
Price: $280
Location: Private Taxidermy Studio, Brooklyn, 11226
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Morbid Anatomy Library and Exhibition Open House
At Green-Wood Cemetery's Hamilton Parkway Gatehouse
October 28, 2018
12pm-5pm
Free and no appointment necessary
Part of Reimagine End of Life NYC
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Death, Science and the Invisible with Mike Zohn (co-star of TV’s “Oddities” and co-owner of Obscura Antiques); Jay Stahl-Herz, MD (a board-certified forensic pathologist) and Michael Carlisle (a math professor and writer)
November 1, 2018
7:00pm
$12
Caveat (21 A Clinton Street, New York, NY 10002)
Part of Reimagine End of Life NYC
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Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre with journalist Sarah Murray, author of Making an Exit
Friday, November 2
7 – 8:30 PM
$15 for non-members/$10 for members of Green-Wood and BHS
Green-Wood Cemetery
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Muerte en Bolivia: Field trip to La Paz to Learn about Bolivia's Folklore, Death Culture, and Sacred Coca Leaf
Field trip to Bolivia with a native guide for Festival of the Skulls (Fiesta de los Ñatitas), coca leaf and witchcraft markets, pre-Columbian mummies and ruins, Cholita wrestling, and much more!
Monday, November 5 - Sunday, November 11
$2100 (Deposit of $1050 due to secure spot; will be refunded if trip cancelled because not able to get enough attendees)
INCLUDES: Hotel (single room occupancy), transportation during duration of tour, all attraction admissions, breakfasts, and one dinner
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Airfare, visas, tipsm transportation to and from airport, lunches or most dinners
*** US residents, and some others, will need to get visa; this can be done before or at airport BUT HIGHLY ADVISE BEFORE. More here
More on trip here
Email morbidanatomylibrary [at] gmail.com to reserve a spot

Altered States: Mediums, Mambos, and Michael Jackson with Shannon Taggart
Thursday, November 8
6:30 – 8 PM
$15 for non-members/$10 for members of Green-Wood and BHS
Green-Wood Cemetery
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Rabbit/Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Saturday, November 17th
12 pm to 7 pm
$250
Private Taxidermy Studio, Brooklyn, 11226
More and tickets here

"A Diseased Fancy": The History of Medical Arguments against the Imagination with Dr James Kennaway
November 29
Time: 7pm
Admission: Free ( Must RSVP - Tickets will be online soon! Thanks for your patience)
Location: Hauser and Wirth, 548 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
Part of Doors of Perception, a series by Morbid Anatomy for Hauser and Wirth
More soon!

Tour of Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place by Curator Ittai Weinryb
Thursday December 6
6pm
Bard Graduate Center Gallery (18 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024)
Free but MUST RSVP
Limited to 20
Reserve your spot here

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Saturday, December 15th
12 pm - 6 pm
Private Taxidermy Studio
$155
More and tickets here

EXHIBITIONS

Bridging Two Worlds: The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead
September 22 – December 2, 2018
Free and open to the public
Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 5
Green-Wood Cemetery, Fort Hamilton Gatehouse (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.)
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Through artifacts, artworks, and ephemera, this exhibition explores how humans have endeavored to imagine a separate world for the dead and to express their own desires for bridging the divide. Objects on view were drawn from collectors in the greater Morbid Anatomy community and The Green-Wood Historic Fund Collections.

THE MORBID ANATOMY LIBRARY

The Morbid Anatomy Library at Green-Wood Cemetery
Saturday, September 22 - Sunday, Dec 2, 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)
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PODCASTS AND VIDEO

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



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