Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Morbid Anatomy Raffle! Members Early Access Tickets! Psychedelics and Death! Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism! Morbid Anatomy News and Events

We have many wonderful events coming up, but first, an announcement: due to the increase in rapidly selling out programs, museum members will now receive early alerts about events before they they are announced to the general public! To become a member--which includes other perks such as discounted admissions and unlimited free museum entry--click here. You will not only insure your access to our all of our wonderful events, but also be lending invaluable support to our fledgling organization!

We are also very excited to announce our first ever raffle, which ends this Sunday, May 24, at midnight EST! Simply click here to make a $5 charitable contribution via the donate button and you will be entered in a drawing to win a Morbid Anatomy tote stuffed with swag (see image above). Contents include a Morbid Anatomy Museum t-shirt in the size of your choice; a tea towel and t-shirt featuring Krampus, the festive holiday anti-Santa; a set of 6 letterpress thank-you cards handcrafted at San Francisco's Austin Press; a Dia De Los Muertos papier mâché mask and two prayer cards from Mexico; one postcard featuring German fantasy artwork circa 1910; museum admission and tickets to one regularl  lecture for two; AND a signed copy of Ghostgirl: Rest in Popularity by New York Times bestselling author Tonya Hurley! Each entry costs only $5 and there's no limit on how many times you can give. Prizes can be redeemed at the museum or delivered USPS. 

We also have a number of terrific events this week including the sadly sold out Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith; Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia (Friday, May 22nd, more here); Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead (Saturday, May 23rd; more here); and Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato (Sunday, May 24th; more here).

Following is a full list of upcoming events; as mentioned, events do tend to sell out, so we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!  
EVENTS THIS WEEK
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
    SOLD OUT
  • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
    Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
    Tickets (and more info) here
  • Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead
    Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm -5pm, OFFSITE: Meet at the southernmost entrance to City Hall Park (at Broadway andPark Row), $20, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program LIVE on WFMU from Morbid Anatomy Museum 
    Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30pm - 9pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
    SOLD OUT
  • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
    Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
    Tickets (and more info) here
  • Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead
    Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm -5pm, OFFSITE: Meet at the southernmost entrance to City Hall Park (at Broadway & Park Row), $20, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • An evening of non-linear narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
    Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science
    Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
    Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8, 
    SOLD OUT (info here)
  • H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
    Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am, OFFSITE: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Ave, right outside Prospect Park Entrance, $20, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples. 
    Sunday, May 31st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part I - Alchemy it's Language and Image or How to Read an Alchemical Text. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
    Wednesday, June 3rd, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies. 
    Thursday, June 4th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here

  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal 
    Friday, June 5th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Saturday, June 6th, 12pm - 7pm, $300 (includes admission to the museum), $300, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anatharaman
    Sunday, June 7th, 12pm - 7pm, $400 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 2 - Alchemy: Substance and Symbol. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Capulet Gynecologist, Montague Onanist: Medieval Sex, Renaissance Death, and Romeo and Juliet. An Illustrated Lecture with Lois Leveen 
    Thursday June 11th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton Saturday 
    Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4 pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 3 - Alchemical Methods and Tools both Physical and Metaphysical.  An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
    Wednesday, June 17th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Tarantula Preservation Class Thursday with Divya Anantharaman
    Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $80 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • The Emerald Tablet - Alchemical Distilation Workshop with Brian Cotnoir. 
    Saturday, June 20th, 12pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman 
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 8pm - 10 pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Search for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Nevramont. 
    Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
    Thursday, June 25th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
    Thursday, June 26th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Psychology of Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Robert Teszka 
    Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Right Mixture: The Theory and History of the Four Humours (as told with cocktails), an Illustrated lecture with Michael Goyette, PhD 
    Thursday, July 9th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal  
    Friday July 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, July 11th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Chick Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Sunday, July 12th, 12pm-6:30pm,  $185 for one, $200 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Stolen Armor, Bullet Sculptures, Photos of the Dead: Soldiers' Souvenirs, or The Things They Carried (Home). A Panel with Joanna Scutts, Lauren Walsh and Susan Harlan 
    Tuesday July 14th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan. 
    Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney. 
    Thursday, July 30th,  8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Evening Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm, $110 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal GoldsmithFriday, August 7th, 8pm - 10 PM, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $275 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, August 23rd, 12pm - 6pm, $235 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University 
    Thursday, October 8th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here

Monday, May 11, 2015

Daniel Rushkoff and The Narrative Lab! Alchemy Lecture and Workshop Series! History of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Arcane Media! Upcoming Events

We have many wonderful revents to announce this week including an evening of "non-linear narrative" with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab of Queens College (Tuesday, May 26th; tickets and more here); Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples with Ivan Cenzi of Bizzarro Bazar (Sunday, May 31st; tickets and more here); and a four part alchemy lecture/workshop series with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir (Wednesdays June 3rd, 10th, and 17th; tickets and more info here, here, here, and here). We also have a night of arcane media, with glass slides, magic lantern projections, and other antique technologies (Thursday, June 4th; tickets and more here); a lecture on the history of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Wednesday, June 24th; tickets and more here); A history of the "Gothic Sensibility" (Tuesday, July 21st; tickets and more here); and a second lecture on the world of medical patents (Thursday, July 30th; tickets and more here.)

We also have several wonderful events taking place this week; unfortunately, all of these--save next weekend's Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum (Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th; tickets and more info here) are already sold out!

Following is a full list of upcoming events; events do tend to sell out, so we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!

The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a non-profit, andlike most non-profits, we do not cover our overhead with revenue alone, but depend on donations and memberships to survive. If you appreciate what we do, please consider becoming a member or making a fully tax deductible donation today. Donations can be made here, and you can become a member--with assorted perks such as discounted admissions and free museum entry by clicking here.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
  • An Evening of Non-Linear Narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
    Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples
    Sunday, May 31st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part I - Alchemy it's Language and Image or How to Read an Alchemical Text. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir
    Wednesday, June 3rd, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies.
    Thursday, June 4th, 8pm - 10pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 2 - Alchemy: Substance and Symbol. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir.
    Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 3 - Alchemical Methods and Tools both Physical and Metaphysical.  An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir Wednesday, June 17th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Emerald Tablet - Alchemical Distillation Workshop with Brian Cotnoir.
    Saturday, June 20th, 12pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Search for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Nevramont.Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan.
    Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney.
    Thursday, July 30th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
    • The American Tattooed Ladies: 1840-2015 An Illustrated Lecture with Anni Irish
      Tuesday, May 12th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Without Sympathy: An Evening of Goth / Industrial / Post Punk and Various Waves with Vinyl Dance Party Thursday 
      Tuesday, May 14th, 9pm - Wednesday, May 15 12am, $5, SOLD OUT.
    • Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum
      Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th. OFFSITE: The Vrolik Museum; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, €35 to €75, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, May 16th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Torah Animal World Taxidermy Museum Field Trip
      Sunday, May 17th, 1:45pm - 3pm, OFFSITE: 1605 41 Street, Brooklyn, NY (Ditmas Ave, F train), $15, SOLD OUT.
    • English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, May 17th, 12pm - 6:30pm, $195 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT.


    ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
    • The American Tattooed Ladies: 1840-2015 An Illustrated Lecture with Anni Irish
      Tuesday, May 12th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Without Sympathy: An Evening of Goth / Industrial / Post Punk and Various Waves with Vinyl Dance Party Thursday 
      Tuesday, May 14th, 9pm - Wednesday, May 15 12am, $5, SOLD OUT.
    • Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum
      Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th. OFFSITE: The Vrolik Museum; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, €35 to €75, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, May 16th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT.
    • Torah Animal World Taxidermy Museum Field Trip
      Sunday, May 17th, 1:45pm - 3pm, OFFSITE: 1605 41 Street, Brooklyn, NY (Ditmas Ave, F train), $15, SOLD OUT.
    • English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, May 17th, 12pm - 6:30pm, $195 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT.
    • The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program LIVE on WFMU from Morbid Anatomy Museum 
      Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30pm - 9pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
      Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
      SOLD OUT
    • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
      Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
      Tickets (and more info) here
    • Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead
      Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm -5pm, OFFSITE: Meet at the southernmost entrance to City Hall Park (at Broadway & Park Row), $20, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
      Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here

    • An evening of non-linear narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
      Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science
      Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
      Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8, 
      SOLD OUT
    • H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
      Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am, OFFSITE: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Ave, right outside Prospect Park Entrance, $20, SOLD OUT
    • Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples. 
      Sunday, May 31st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
    • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part I - Alchemy it's Language and Image or How to Read an Alchemical Text. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
      Wednesday, June 3rd, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies. 
      Thursday, June 4th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    •  
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal 
      Friday, June 5th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT
    • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, June 6th, 12pm - 7pm, $300 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anatharaman
      Sunday, June 7th, 12pm - 7pm, $400 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 2 - Alchemy: Substance and Symbol. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Capulet Gynecologist, Montague Onanist: Medieval Sex, Renaissance Death, and Romeo and Juliet. An Illustrated Lecture with Lois Leveen 
      Thursday June 11th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton Saturday 
      Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4 pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here
    • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 3 - Alchemical Methods and Tools both Physical and Metaphysical.  An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
      Wednesday, June 17th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) 
      here
    • Tarantula Preservation Class Thursday with Divya Anantharaman
      Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $80 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Emerald Tablet - Alchemical Distilation Workshop with Brian Cotnoir. 
      Saturday, June 20th, 12pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman 
      Tuesday, June 23rd, 8pm - 10 pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Search for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Nevramont. 
      Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
    • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
      Thursday, June 25th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT
    • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
      Thursday, June 26th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT
    • Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Psychology of Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Robert Teszka 
      Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Right Mixture: The Theory and History of the Four Humours (as told with cocktails), an Illustrated lecture with Michael Goyette, PhD 
      Thursday, July 9th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal  
      Friday July 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman
      Saturday, July 11th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Chick Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Sunday, July 12th, 12pm-6:30pm,  $185 for one, $200 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Stolen Armor, Bullet Sculptures, Photos of the Dead: Soldiers' Souvenirs, or The Things They Carried (Home). A Panel with Joanna Scutts, Lauren Walsh and Susan Harlan 
      Tuesday July 14th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan. 
      Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
      Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney. 
      Thursday, July 30th,  8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Evening Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm, $110 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $275 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Sunday, August 23rd, 12pm - 6pm, $235 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University 
      Thursday, October 8th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here

    Sunday, May 3, 2015

    Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine! The Four Humours as Told With Cocktails! Early Popular Science Films! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

    We have many wonderful newly announced events this week, including an evening of early popular science films with with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science (May 27th, more here); a night devoted to the psychology of magic with Robert Teszka (July 2nd, more here); the theory and history of the four humours as told with cocktails with Michael Goyette PhD (July 9th, more here), and Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine with Mark W Green, MD (July 22; more here).

    We also have lots of great events taking place this very week, including a lecture on religion and anatomy in carved cadaver sculptures with Christina Welch, University of Winchester (Thursday, May 7th, more here); X-Ray Audio: a lecture, screening and listening party devoted to soviet bootleg records made from old x-rays with Stephen Coates of The Real Tuesday Weld, sponsored by Art in the Age (Friday, May 8th; more here); a book party to celebrate our good friend Dr. Paul Koudounaris's newest offering Memento Mori (Saturday, May 9th, more info here; please note:  event is free, but space is limited. First come first served!); The Mystique Boutique's Sideshow of Magic and Wonder "Ten-in-One" Variety Show (Sunday, May 10th, more here); and The Lost Museums Symposium: a symposium on the ephemerality and afterlife of museums and collections (offsite at Brown University and RISD, Providence, Rhode Island May 6-8; More here).
     
    Full list of upcoming events follows; events tend to sell out, so we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!

    The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a non-profit, andlike most non-profits, we do not cover our overhead with revenue alone, but depend on donations and memberships to survive. If you appreciate what we do, please consider becoming a member or making a fully tax deductible donation today. Donations can be made here, and you can become a member--with assorted perks such as discounted admissions and free museum entry by clicking here.

    IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
    • Morbidly Drawn Anatomy: A Night of Drawing and Drinking 
      Monday, May 4th, 8pm - 10pm, $15, SOLD OUT. 
    • The Lost Museums Symposium, May 6-8, Brown and RISD, Providence, Rhode Island
      May 6-8, OFFSITE at Brown University and RISD, Providence, Rhode Island
      A symposium on the ephemerality and afterlife of museums and collections with talks by artist Rosamund Purcell and Morbid Anatomy Museum Creative Director Joanna Ebenstein. More here.
    • Anatomy, Religion, and English Late-Medieval Carved Cadaver Sculptures with Dr. Christina Welch, senior lecturer at the University of Winchester, UK
      Thursday, May 7th, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
      here.
       
    • The X-Ray Audio Project: The Incredible Story of Bootleg Technology, Cold War Culture and Human Endeavour Lecture, screening and listening party with Stephen Coates of The Real Tuesday Weld and Aleks Kolkowsi
      Complementary cocktails provided by Art in the Age
      Friday, May 8th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Memento Mori: Book Launch and Lecture with Paul Koudounaris
      Saturday, May 9th, 8pm, FREE (limited seating), more info here. 
    • The Mystique Boutique's Sideshow of Magic and Wonder "Ten-in-One" Variety Show. 
      Sunday, May 10th, 12pm - 6pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here.
    NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
    • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films
      Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Psychology of Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Robert Teszka
      Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Right Mixture: The Theory and History of the Four Humours (as told with cocktails), an Illustrated lecture with Michael Goyette, PhD
      Thursday, July 9th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine
      Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here.
    ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
    • Morbidly Drawn Anatomy: A Night of Drawing and Drinking 
      Monday, May 4th, 8pm - 10pm, $15, SOLD OUT. 
    • The Lost Museums Symposium, May 6-8, Brown and RISD, Providence, Rhode Island
      May 6-8, OFFSITE at Brown and RISD, Providence, Rhode Island

      A symposium on the ephemerality & afterlife of museums and collections with talks by artist Rosamund Purcell and Morbid Anatomy Museum Creative Director Joanna Ebenstein. More here.
    • Anatomy, Religion, and English Late-Medieval Carved Cadaver Sculptures with Dr. Christina Welch, senior lecturer at the University of Winchester, UK
      Thursday, May 7th, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
      here
       
    • The X-Ray Audio Project: The Incredible Story of Bootleg Technology, Cold War Culture and Human Endeavour Lecture, screening and listening party with Stephen Coates of The Real Tuesday Weld and Aleks Kolkowsi
      Complementary cocktails provided by Art in the Age
      Friday, May 8th, 8pm, $12, Tickets (and more info) here 
    • Memento Mori: Book Launch and Lecture with Paul Koudounaris
      Saturday, May 9th, 8pm, FREE (limited seating), more info here 
    • The Mystique Boutique's Sideshow of Magic and Wonder "Ten-in-One" Variety Show. 
      Sunday, May 10th, 12pm - 6pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
    • The American Tattooed Ladies: 1840-2015 An Illustrated Lecture with Anni Irish
      Tuesday, May 12th, 8pm, $8, Tickets and info 
      here
    • Without Sympathy: An Evening of Goth / Industrial / Post Punk and Various Waves with Vinyl Dance Party Thursday 
      Tuesday, May 14th, 9pm - Wednesday, May 15 12am, $5, SOLD OUT.
    • Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum
      Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th. OFFSITE: The Vrolik Museum; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, €35 to €75, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, May 16th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT.
    • Torah Animal World Taxidermy Museum Field Trip
      Sunday, May 17th, 1:45pm - 3pm, OFFSITE: 1605 41 Street, Brooklyn, NY (Ditmas Ave, F train), $15, SOLD OUT.
    • English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, May 17th, 12pm - 6:30pm, $195 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program LIVE on WFMU from Morbid Anatomy Museum 
      Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30pm - 9pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
      Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
      SOLD OUT.
    • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
      Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
      Tickets (and more info) here
    • Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead
      Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm -5pm, OFFSITE: Meet at the southernmost entrance to City Hall Park (at Broadway & Park Row), $20, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
      Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science
      Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
      Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8, 
      SOLD OUT.
    • H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
      Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am, OFFSITE: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Ave, right outside Prospect Park Entrance, $20, SOLD OUT.
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal 
      Friday, June 5th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, June 6th, 12pm - 7pm, $300 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anatharaman
      Sunday, June 7th, 12pm - 7pm, $400 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Capulet Gynecologist, Montague Onanist: Medieval Sex, Renaissance Death, and Romeo and Juliet. An Illustrated Lecture with Lois Leveen 
      Thursday June 11th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton Saturday 
      Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4 pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Tarantula Preservation Class Thursday with Divya Anantharaman
      Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $80 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here.
    • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman 
      Tuesday, June 23rd, 8pm - 10 pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
      Thursday, June 25th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
      Thursday, June 26th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Psychology of Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Robert Teszka 
      Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Right Mixture: The Theory and History of the Four Humours (as told with cocktails), an Illustrated lecture with Michael Goyette, PhD 
      Thursday, July 9th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal  
      Friday July 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman
      Saturday, July 11th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Chick Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Sunday, July 12th, 12pm-6:30pm,  $185 for one, $200 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Stolen Armor, Bullet Sculptures, Photos of the Dead: Soldiers' Souvenirs, or The Things They Carried (Home). A Panel with Joanna Scutts, Lauren Walsh and Susan Harlan 
      Tuesday July 14th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here

    • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
      Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here 
    • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Evening Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm, $110 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $275 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Sunday, August 23rd, 12pm - 6pm, $235 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University 
      Thursday, October 8th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    Image: Advertising panel portraying a pregnant female figure with the child, uterus and vagina labelled. Salvaged in August 2010, the six panels formed the walls of the shack of a vodoo (voodoo, vodou, vodun) practitioner in the town of Adjarra. The population attends a flourishing vodoo market where medical practitioners have dried animal parts, carved statuettes and other fetishistic items available for medicinal purposes. The paintings advertise the diseases and parts of the body which the practitioner claims to cure through sorcery and animal sacrifices that call upon the spirit world. Via Wellcome Images.