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Exhibition: Ladies of Sorrow: A Visual Exploration of Grief and Femininity

Green-Wood Cemetery’s Historic Gatehouse
Open hours: Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, November 17, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Opening party: Friday, September 27; Tickets

From Catholicism's Madonna Dolorosa to the Victorian "cult of the dead" to professional weepers, many of the traditions, rituals and duties related to mourning have are carried by women. This new exhibition will explore--in art and artifacts drawn from the Morbid Anatomy archives, private collections, contemporary artists and the Green-Wood Historic Fund--the places where mourning, memory and the feminine meet. 

The Morbid Anatomy Library

Green-Wood Cemetery’s Historic Gatehouse
Open hours: Saturday, September 28 - Sunday, November 17, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

Founded in 2008, The Morbid Anatomy Library is a research library and collection making available thousands of books, photographs, artworks, pieces of ephemera, and artifacts relating to art and death, medical museums, anatomical art, collectors and collecting, cabinets of curiosity, the history of medicine, death and society, natural history, arcane media, and curiosity and curiosities broadly considered.

Taxidermy Weekend in the Adirondacks!

The Adirondacks Experience, Blue Mountain Lake, New York
Saturday, October 5, 10 am - 7 pm

Join us for a weekend of taxidermy classes, exhibition tours, screenings, and conversations about taxidermy, culminating in a costume masquerade at at the historic Adirondack Hotel! Participants include taxidermy teachers Divya Anantharaman and Daisy Tainton; taxidermist George Dante; taxidermy collectors Christopher English and Evan Michelson; director Ronni Thomas; and surprise guests with surprise pieces of antique taxidermy!

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Calendar of Events

Morbid Anatomy produces events and programs all year! Check out the calendar of our many lectures, exhibitions, tours, field trips, and other offerings.

Gift Shop

Morbid Anatomy is surrounded by a community of artists, makers, and antique dealers. Here you'll find all Morbid Anatomy-produced books and wares, as well as a curated selection of our friends' work for sale.



Morbid Anatomy was created as a blog by Joanna Ebenstein in support of a photo exhibition in 2007. Since then, it has expanded to include the Morbid Anatomy Library, lectures, exhibitions, classes, spectacles, symposia, field trips, books, parties, and films.

It is best known for its brief incarnation as the critically acclaimed Morbid Anatomy Museum (2013-2016), co founded by Ebenstein with Tracy Hurley Martin in Brooklyn, New York.

Today, Morbid Anatomy is overseen by its founder and creative director Joanna Ebenstein and programming director and head librarian Laetitia Barbier, and continues its activities with a variety of partners and venues such as Green-wood Cemetery, where it has taken up residence in a 19th century historic gatehouse, and Hauser and Wirth Gallery.