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424A 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
3477991017morbidanatomymuseum.org

Upcoming Events

July 2016
$8

Female Freaks: Sex, Science & Sideshow, An Illustrated Lecture with Writer and Sideshow Performer Ilise Carter

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The display of the female body has long been a source of both fascination and controversy, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the exhibition of radically different bodies. In Female Freaks: Sex, Science & Sideshow, performer and writer Ilise “The Lady Aye” Carter examines what is to be a natural-born or self-made freak in a female body.

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$285

Squirrel Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This class will cover both beginner and advanced techniques used in small mammal taxidermy from start to finish-students will learn proper skinning and fleshing procedures, how to split, turn and position facial features, including the ears, proper dry preservation, and the traditional methods of building a form using wrapped body and the carcass as reference.

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$195.00

English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In this workshop, we will cover all the basics and specific techniques applicable to small bird taxidermy and the fancywork that goes into creating a successful mount. As cute as they are, English sparrows are considered an invasive species in the US. This class will cover their nuanced anatomy, and their historic and symbolic significance as well. We will also cover the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and other applicable laws for working with birds and legally obtaining specimens.

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Free admission / $2 per minute for readings

Tarot Reading, Palmistry and Astrology with The Tarot Society

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Members of the Tarot Society on the last Monday of every month for an evening of tarot reading , astrology, palmistry, and other divinatory mediums. Darcey Leonard and her team see fortune telling as a “psychic weather report,” offering the querent a new perspective of the present, and pragmatic advice for the future.

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$8

The Hell-Hounds Tremble When They See the King Dawning as a Soul: The Funerary Texts of Ancient Egypt

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For the ancient Egyptians, the journey to the afterlife was like a video game, full of different levels, riddles and risks their soul needed to traverse in order to be reborn into the afterlife. Integral to this were the many different funerary books, like cheat guides, that the Egyptians created to hold all of the spells required for the dead to overcome the dangers they would face along the way.

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$8

JSTOR presents: Dying Onstage: Real and Imaginary Deaths in Live Performance: An illustrated lecture by Michael Lueger

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This lecture will look at how deaths, both real and imaginary, have been staged in the theatre over the centuries. From Roman executions that turned the condemned into unwilling actors, to the gruesome (but fake) spectacle of the Grand Guignol, performers have been figurativelyand sometimes literallydying onstage for as long as theatre has been existed.

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$8

I Can Sell My Body If I Wanna: Riot Grrrl Body Writing, Feminist Resistance, and Neoliberalism: An Illustrated Lecture with Leah Perry

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This talk will consider the Riot Grrrl punk subculture of the 1990s and frontwoman Kathleen Hannas uses of the body to explore the perils and possibilities of an individualist feminist revolution.

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$75

Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton

July 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Today, join former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton for Morbid Anatomys popular Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop.

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$30

Living Room Show: An Intimate Musical Evening with David J of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us tonight for special intimate evening with David J playing solo acoustic and drawing from his extensive catalogue, including Bauhaus, Love and Rockets as well as solo material.

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August 2016
Free

Death Cafe with Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morbid Anatomy remains committed to hosting monthly Death Cafes, salon-like gatherings where amazing people meet to sip wine, tea or coffee, and converse with fellow wayfaring strangers on one of our favorite subjects–death and all the lovely conversational tangents death inspires.

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$8

A Brief Introduction to The Anatomical Venus: An Illustrated lecture by Joanna Ebenstein, Morbid Anatomy Museum Co-Founder and author of The Anatomical Venus

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tonight, join Joanna Ebenstein–author of The Anatomical Venus and co-founder and creative director of The Morbid Anatomy Museum–for a highly illustrated talk on this fascinating creature which will situate her in her historical and cultural context while also reflecting on connections between death and wax, the tradition of life-sized simulacra and preserved beautiful women,

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$12

Raising the Dead: A History of Early Modern Necromancy, an Illustrated Lecture with Dr. Alexander Cummins

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This talk investigates the roles and powers of the dead in Western occult philosophy and magical practices: from magical funerary customs to corpses as spell components, and from the exorcism and summoning of ghosts and spirits to early sensationalist reports of the customs of various indigenous peoples of the Americas.

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$8

NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst): Avant Garde Art Collective and Virtual State, An Illustrated Lecture with NSK Diplomat Charles Lewis

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The NSK State, a virtual state created by the collective, continues to operate today and has over 14,000 citizens. Confounding, confusing, disturbing, and ultimately embraced, the collective and its constituent groups have continued to pursue their goals across shifting themes and mediums with fidelity and academic depth down to the present day.

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$13

Kevin Geeks Out about the Devil: A Multi-Media Evening Devoted to the Devil in Film with Kevin Maher, Paul Murphy and Tenebrous Kate

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Comedian Kevin Maher explores some of the strangest depictions of pop cultures greatest villain: Lucifer. The 90-minute multi-media variety show features Satanic Panic, Deals with the Devil, Satanimation in 80s cartoons, Occult orgies and some favorite tropes in the genre. With co-hosts Paul Murphy and Tenebrous Kate.

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$12

Mystery Diagnosis Live: An Interactive Illustrated Lecture with Pathologists’ Assistant Nicole Angemi

August 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tonight, spend an evening playing armchair forensic pathologist with Nicole Angemi of Mystery Diagnosis with an this interactive lecture inspired by her popular Instagram. Audience participation is encouraged, and merchandise giveaways will take place throughout the night!

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$12

Dreams from Another Dimension? An Illustrated Presentation with Dream Researcher Dr. Stanley Krippner, Introduced by President of the Parapsychology Foundation Lisette Coly

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tonight, renowned dream researcher Stanley Krippner will share his most recent study concerning anomalous dreams.

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$120

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In this class, students will learn all the skills required to make and leave class with their very own piece of one- or two-headed anthropomorphic taxidermy. Anthropomorphic taxidermy, a practice in which animals are posed as if engaged in human activities was an art form made famous by Victorian taxidermist and museologist Walter Potter.

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$425

Ringneck Pheasant Taxidermy Class

August 14 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The intimate nature of the class will allow students plenty of individual attention while working on a larger specimen. Reference photos for finished standing, sitting, and open wing poses will be provided for use and inspiration in class on laptop or tablet, but students are allowed to bring their own. Students will go home with their creations, and instructions for maintaining their pieces (keeping feathers clean, ideal drying set-ups, etc). This will be a truly one of a kind experience!

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$8

Alas, Poor Yorick!: Skulls and Comedy in the Renaissance, An Illustrated Lecture with Susan Harlan

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What does a skull mean? In Renaissance Europe, it wasnt just a reminder of the transience of life and the certainty of death, but a more complex symbol one that called for contemplation, meditation, and sometimes, jokes. So when is a skull funny?

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$20

Midcentury Stereopanorama with Eric Drysdale: Look and see the 1950s in 3-D!

August 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For over 20 years, writer and comedian Eric Drysdale has been collecting photographs from midcentury America taken by amateurs with the Stereo Realist 3-dimensional camera system. This remarkable technology was something like the ’50s version of virtual reality, pairing Kodak’s Kodachrome film with a precision viewer to deliver uncannily realistic, full-color, three-dimensional images.

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$20

A Twin Peaks Evening: Visual Concert by “A Place Both Wonderful and Strange” and Illustrated Lecture by Stefano Black

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tonight, join us for a night devoted to David Lynch’s Twin Peaks as we celebrate the release the new record The Laura Palmer Deviations by the band A Place Both Wonderful and Strange.

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$8

More than Munchkins: A History of Performing Little People, An Illustrated Lecture with Trav S.D.

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For centuries Little People have been a mainstay of popular entertainment. In this illustrated talk, author and performer Trav S.D. traces the historical ups and downs of very short-statured entertainers from medieval times through the era of P.T. Barnum and dime museums, to side shows and circuses, to vaudeville, to movies and television.

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September 2016
Free

Death Cafe with Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morbid Anatomy remains committed to hosting monthly Death Cafes, salon-like gatherings where amazing people meet to sip wine, tea or coffee, and converse with fellow wayfaring strangers on one of our favorite subjects–death and all the lovely conversational tangents death inspires.

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$12

Ode to Kraftwerk: A MultimediaPresentationandDJed Afterparty Celebrating The History andMusic of Kraftwerk, with Musician Stephen Vesecky

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Autobahn; The Man Machine; The Model. Rising from the ruins of post-war Germany, Kraftwerk created new artworks predicting our digital present by rebelling against the dominant American culture, and instead drawing influence from the utopian futurism of Fritz Lang and the Bauhaus architects.

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$185

Chipmunk Taxidermy Workshop with Divya Anantharaman

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This class will cover both beginner and advanced techniques used in small mammal taxidermy from start to finish-students will learn proper skinning and fleshing procedures, how to split, turn and position facial features, including the ears, proper dry preservation, and the traditional methods of building a form using wrapped body and the carcass as reference.

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$300

Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman

September 11 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This class is designed for beginners to learn professional level techniques used in small mammal taxidermy. This class will address both beginners and more advanced students, and cover all steps used in small mammal taxidermy from start to finish-students will learn proper skinning and fleshing procedures, how to split, turn and position facial features, including the ears and using earliners, proper dry preservation and tanning, and the traditional methods of sculpting a form using the age old technique of wrapped body, and reading the carcass as anatomical reference.

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$12

Stripped to the Core on the Road to Madness – Journey of the Shaman, Artist, Magical Practitioner – An illustrated lecture with Charlotte Rodgers and Khi Armand

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event is part of a series exploring the intersection, integration and application of psychoanalytic theory, the arts, and the occult, curated by psychoanalyst, Dr. Vanessa Sinclair.

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$8

The Beauty, Truth and Terror of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, An Illustrated Lecture with Chris Alexander

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join writer, filmmaker and composer Chris Alexander for a mini-masterclass on the house that Serling built, television’s groundbreaking dark fantasy series THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

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$20

London’s Art Macabre Death Drawing Salon: The Anatomical Venus

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tonight, join us as we welcome the London-based Art Macabre Death Drawing salon with a special Anatomical Venus themed event at the Morbid Anatomy Museum for their New York premiere.

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$10

Asclepius: “Are You Talking about Statues, Trismegistus?” A Lecture with Brian Cotnoir, Alchemist in Residence

September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Throughout early Hermetic, alchemical and Neo-Platonic writings, mention is made of statues en-souled with a god and alive, with some acting as priests in their own temple, others speak oracles and prophecies. But, there is no description of the method by which these statues were animated. Drawing from a variety of texts, such as the Greek Magical Papyri, the Corpus Hermeticum, and theurgic practices, tonights talk will attempt to provide a provisional outline for a process as well as an understanding of what was being attempted.

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$8

FDRs Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance: Illustrated lecture with author Robert Klara

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In April 1945, a funeral train carrying the body of Franklin D. Roosevelt embarked on a three-day, thousand-mile odyssey through nine states to bring the presidents remains home to his estate in Hyde Park, New York, where he was buried in the rose garden. Though funeral trains were the customary means of transporting deceased presidents McKinely, Garfield, and Lincoln had all had them.

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$12

Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction, with Dr. Neal Goldsmith Ph.D Morbid Anatomy Museum

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The talk will draw implications for a new perspective on death, shedding new light on our fear of annihilation, resistance to our inner truest selves, and difficult (not bad) trips, along with our desire for illumination, clarity, and developmental transformation found through ego death. It is this deeper, larger perspective on death and life that is provided by psychedelics and its great benefit to society.

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October 2016
Free

Death Cafe with Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morbid Anatomy remains committed to hosting monthly Death Cafes, salon-like gatherings where amazing people meet to sip wine, tea or coffee, and converse with fellow wayfaring strangers on one of our favorite subjects–death and all the lovely conversational tangents death inspires.

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November 2016
Free

Death Cafe with Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morbid Anatomy remains committed to hosting monthly Death Cafes, salon-like gatherings where amazing people meet to sip wine, tea or coffee, and converse with fellow wayfaring strangers on one of our favorite subjects–death and all the lovely conversational tangents death inspires.

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$8

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

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From Oskar Kokoschka’s feathered sex doll to the demonic puppets of Richard Teschner, this illustrated talk examines the gender roles of Vienna 1900, asking why puppets, marionettes, dolls and automata were used to express fears around femininity and changing gender roles, and how these bizarre objects might relate to our own understanding of gender.

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December 2016
Free

Death Cafe with Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morbid Anatomy remains committed to hosting monthly Death Cafes, salon-like gatherings where amazing people meet to sip wine, tea or coffee, and converse with fellow wayfaring strangers on one of our favorite subjects–death and all the lovely conversational tangents death inspires.

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January 2017
Free

Death Cafe with Funeral Director Amy Cunningham

January 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morbid Anatomy remains committed to hosting monthly Death Cafes, salon-like gatherings where amazing people meet to sip wine, tea or coffee, and converse with fellow wayfaring strangers on one of our favorite subjects–death and all the lovely conversational tangents death inspires.

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