News, Events and Happenings


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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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)
FREE! But must RSVP; More and tickets here

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

Victorian Hairwork Workshop with Karen Bachmann
Sunday, June 23
10 am - 4 pm
Private Studio, Brooklyn
More and tickets here

A Night of Folk Necromancy with Alexander Cummins, Jesse Hathaway Diaz and Mallorie Vaudoise
Tuesday, June 26
7 pm - 9 pm
Hauser and Wirth, 22nd Street (548 West 22nd Street, New York, New York 10011)
FREE! But must RSVP; More and tickets here

Save the Date: Morbid Anatomy Closing Cemetery Garden Party: Theme: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Friday, June 29
Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
More soon!

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 pm
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)
Tickets and more here

Tarot Readings with Laetitia Barbier at 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

Morbid Anatomy Vienna Anatomy Weekend with the Josephinum and Narrenturm SAVE THE DATE
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.
Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14
Vienna, Austria (The Josephinum and Narrenturm)
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The Vesalius Trust Art and Anatomy Tour: Budapest, Vienna and Prague

October 7-18, 2018
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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
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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 


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.

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.


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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