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Walter Potter Taxidermy Weekend: Symposium, Classes, Special Tours, Screenings, Show and Tells, and Costume Party!

October 5th, 10am - 5pm; and October 6th, 10am - 2pm
Adirondacks Experience Museum, Blue Mountain Lake, New York

Please join us for a special taxidermy weekend featuring a two-day extravaganza of tours, screenings, classes, and show and tells celebrating their current exhibition which features two of the most iconic creations of the famed Victorian taxidermist Walter Potter: The Rabbit Schoolhouse, (seen above, never before shown in the USA!), and the Monkey Riding A Goat.

Presenters will include British taxidermy historian Dr. Pat Morris, (author of Walter Potter's Curious World of Taxidermy); taxidermist George Dante (Wildlife Preservations); Robert Marbury (founder of Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists and author of Taxidermy Art); Ronni Thomas (director of “The Man Who Married Kittens”); Divya Anantharaman (Gotham Taxidermy), taxidermy collector J. D. Powe and Adirondack artist Barney Bellinger.

Ticket price also includes museum admission, and an animal themed masquerade at an atmospheric, taxidermy-stuffed circa 1850 hotel, with complementary buffet dinner featuring regional game (!), vegetarian and vegan options.

Hope to see you there!


Conjuring the Sacred Feminine with the Tarot

Sunday, September 1, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this class, we will unpack the tarot’s feminine archetypes and their mythical narratives. Students will explore visual images and domestic altar-making, create and share their own icons, and grasp with femininity at its most sacred and profane. All gender identities are welcome!


Coming Soon: Our Lady of Sorrows: A Visual Exploration of Grief and the Feminine

We are thrilled to announce a new exhibition we are producing with Green-Wood Cemetery opening on September 28th, 2019!

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. In this exhibition, Morbid Anatomy's Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier will explore the relationship between grief and femininity through art, craft, and material culture from around the world.

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

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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.