Mescaline: An Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing with Mike Jay
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Mescaline: An Illustrated Lecture and Book Signing with Mike Jay

Admission: $10, $5 for Green-Wood members

Mescaline became popular after Aldous Huxley wrote about it in The Doors of Perception (1954) and the word “psychedelic” was coined, but its story begins in deep prehistory. Author Mike Jay follows its trail from the pre-Columbian use of the peyote cactus in Mexico to its adoption by the Plains Indian tribes in their forced captivity on the reservations, and its eventual discovery by Western science.

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Victorian Hair Jewelry Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Victorian Hair Jewelry Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann

Admission: $150

Location: Private studio, address provided upon ticket purchase

Hair work rose in popularity as both jewelry and decor during the 19th century, translating the concept of a wearable human relic into a bold fashion statement for Victorians. Working with copper wire and horsehair to form intricate twists and braids, participants will create wire-work and palette worked shapes suitable for mounting in a frame or worn as a brooch or hair clip. All materials, including horsehair, will be provided.

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Tarot Reading Sessions with Laetitia
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Tarot Reading Sessions with Laetitia

Readings: $20 for 10 minutes.

Join Laetitia, our programming director and head librarian, for weekly tarot reading sessions at Brooklyn's Halyards bar from 6pm to 9pm. An experienced tarot reader, Laetitia is a firm believer in the empowering nature of the Tarot as a a visual tool to help us bring clarity to the complexity of life, providing information and insights on decisions we’re facing, or shining a light on options that we might not have considered.

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 Morbid Anatomy Exhibition Opening and Fall Garden Party
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Morbid Anatomy Exhibition Opening and Fall Garden Party

Admission: $15, $10 for Green-Wood members
Raid date: Saturday, September 28

Join us as we celebrate the reopening of the Morbid Anatomy Library and the unveiling or our new exhibition Our Lady of Sorrows: A Visual Exploration of Grief and Femininity! Preview the new show, meet the curators and participating artists and collectors, and enjoy delightful refreshments and evocative tunes at Green-Wood Cemetery.

Note: Enter via The Fort Hamilton Gate House at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Micieli Place.

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Morbid Anatomy Library
Sep
27
to Nov 17

Morbid Anatomy Library

  • Green-Wood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Gatehouse (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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Exhibition: Ladies of Sorrow: A Visual Exploration of Grief and Femininity
Sep
28
to Nov 17

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

  • Green-Wood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Gatehouse (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 exhibition explores--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. 

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 Mourning in Style: A Mourning Arts Symposium
Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Mourning in Style: A Mourning Arts Symposium

Join us for an afternoon symposium devoted to exploring the arts and Victorian culture of mourning and its legacy with illustrated talks and show-and-tell presentations of period artifacts. Speakers will include Elizabeth Burns of the Burns Archive, Colin Dickey, Evan Michelson, Jennifer Berman, Karen Bachmann and more!

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Mark of the Devil, Screening at Nitehawk Cinema with Midnight Archives
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Mark of the Devil, Screening at Nitehawk Cinema with Midnight Archives

Morbid Anatomy and Nitehawk Cinema bring the lurid thrills of the Grand Guingol to Brooklyn with a vicious tale of patriarchy and perversion, Michael Armstrong’s Mark of the Devil. Preceding our 35mm presentation of the film will be a pair of shorts presented by The Midnight Archive: Grand Guiginol: The Theatre of Fear and Terror, and The Occult Collector, whose subject, Calvin Von Crush, will be joining us for a twisted show-and-tell.

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Taxidermy Weekend -  Talks, Screenings, Tours, Classes, and Masked Ball at the Adirondack Experience
Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Taxidermy Weekend - Talks, Screenings, Tours, Classes, and Masked Ball at the Adirondack Experience

Join us this October for a uniquely Adirondack experience! To celebrate the 2019 special exhibit Curious Creatures: Taxidermy in the Adirondacks, 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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Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy in the Adirondacks with Daisy Tainton
Oct
5
9:30 AM09:30

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy in the Adirondacks with Daisy Tainton

Admission: $150 for non-members , $125 for ADKX members

Please note: this event will take place at The Adirondack Experience (9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812)

In this class, you will learn to create–from start to finish–anthropomorphic animals inspired by the charming and imaginative work of Victorian taxidermist and museologist Walter Potter. Each student will leave class with a fully finished piece, and the knowledge to create their own pieces in the future.

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Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy in the Adirondacks with Divya Anantharaman
Oct
5
11:00 AM11:00

Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy in the Adirondacks with Divya Anantharaman

Admission: $150 for non-members , $125 for ADKX members

Please note: this event will take place at
The Adirondack Experience (9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812)

In this class, you will learn to create–from start to finish–anthropomorphic animals inspired by the charming and imaginative work of Victorian taxidermist and museologist Walter Potter. Each student will leave class with a fully finished piece, and the knowledge to create their own pieces in the future.

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Curious Creatures Masquerade at The Adirondack Hotel
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Curious Creatures Masquerade at The Adirondack Hotel

Admission: $35 – reserve ahead by calling 518-624-4700 OR $45 – at the door


Please note: This event will take place at the
Adirondack Hotel (1245 Main Street, Route 30N, Long Lake, NY 12847-0355)

Saturday evening celebrate your totemic animal at the Curious Creatures Masquerade. For this early Halloween festivity, become your own curious creature and share a bit of your fierce nature. All species welcome, exceptional plumage appreciated, and colorful ones encouraged. Admission includes a buffet dinner with regional game specialties, vegetarian and vegan options, and a voucher for one specialty cocktail. Cash bar also available. The best costume will enjoy prizes so dress to impress!

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Starling Taxidermy Workshop in the Adirondacks with Divya Anantharaman
Oct
6
11:00 AM11:00

Starling Taxidermy Workshop in the Adirondacks with Divya Anantharaman

Admission: $280 for non-members, $250 for ADKX members

Please note: this event will take place at The Adirondack Experience (9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812)

This class will cover the fascinating anatomy of birds and traditional bird taxidermy. You will learn everything involved in producing a fully finished mount, including initial preparation, hygiene and sanitary measures, fleshing, tail stripping, and dry preservation. Each student will leave class with a fully finished piece, and the knowledge to create their own pieces in the future.

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 Intuitive Tarot Reading Workshop with Laetitia
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Intuitive Tarot Reading Workshop with Laetitia

Admission: $69

Location: Private studio, address provided upon ticket purchase

As an experienced tarot reader, Laetitia is a firm believer in the empowering nature of the tarot as a a visual tool to help us bring clarity to the complexity of life. This class includes a historic overview of the tarot and its basic organization, a variety of simple techniques designed to develop your intuitive abilities, and guided instruction on how to connect deeply with the visual archetypes of each card, weave stories from their meanings, and create spreads that resonate.

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SÉANCE Stories, Part I: An Illustrated Presentation with Shannon Taggart
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

SÉANCE Stories, Part I: An Illustrated Presentation with Shannon Taggart

Admission: $10, $5 for Green-Wood members

Part documentary, part ghost story, Shannon Taggart’s SÉANCE is a book 18 years in the making. Join us to celebrate its launch as Shannon offers haunting images and never-before-told stories exploring Spiritualist practices in the US, England, and Europe. Refreshments will be served, and Fulgur publisher Robert Ansell will be in attendance with books available for signing.

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 SÉANCE Stories, Part II: Spiritualism Cemetery Tour with Grady Hendrix, Allison Meier, and Shannon Taggart
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

SÉANCE Stories, Part II: Spiritualism Cemetery Tour with Grady Hendrix, Allison Meier, and Shannon Taggart

Admission: $15, $10 for Green-Wood members

Green-Wood is home to a number of notable 19th-century Spiritualists. Come along for an evening trolley tour that brings this riveting history to life, conducted by best-selling author and performer Grady Hendrix and Green-Wood tour guide Allison Meier. After a candlelit journey through Green-Wood’s Spiritualist past, Shannon Taggart will share images and stories from Spiritualism’s present, as seen in her monograph SÉANCE.

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This Used to Be a Cemetery: A Walking Tour with Allison C. Meier
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

This Used to Be a Cemetery: A Walking Tour with Allison C. Meier

Admission: $20

Most New Yorkers were once buried in Manhattan, but what happened to their graves? Now obliterated beneath parks, buildings, and expanded streets, these cemeteries often have little surviving physical evidence. This tour will explore their lost history, and unearth the overlooked ways in which these former sites of death still influence the city we know today.

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Death in Colonial New York: A Walking tour with Allison C. Meier
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Death in Colonial New York: A Walking tour with Allison C. Meier

Admission: $20

Few traces of colonial New York remain among Manhattan's streets and skyscrapers. This walking tour will uncover the history of mortality in early New York, particularly related to how, and where, a person was interred, and consider who is missing from the plaques, surviving cemeteries, and other public commemorations of our past.

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Nightfall at Green-Wood Cemetery
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Nightfall at Green-Wood Cemetery

Admission: $85, $80 for members of Green-Wood and BHS

As night descends across Brooklyn, step through Green-Wood’s iconic Gothic Arch and into an unforgettable experience of ethereal sights and sounds. Guided by thousands of flickering candles and the light of the silvery moon, you’ll wander along the Cemetery’s winding paths and have chance encounters with musicians, performers, moving images, and storytellers.

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SOLD OUT: Dia de Muertos: Mayan Rebirth: The Brushing of the Bones
Oct
31
to Nov 4

SOLD OUT: Dia de Muertos: Mayan Rebirth: The Brushing of the Bones

A 4-day trip to Mexico curated, organized and guided by Mexican writer and scholar Salvador Olguín for Borderline Projects and Morbid Anatomy. 

Dates: October 31 - November 4, 2019 (**Must reserve to info@borderlineprojects.com by July 1)

Includes: Two Mayan Day of the Dead celebrations, featuring a visit to Pomuch, and the "brushing the bones" ceremony.

Cost: $685.00 USD (Includes all hotels in double-rooms, luxury ground transportation, museum admissions, guided visits, and breakfasts; airfares not included)

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Victorian Hair Jewelry Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

Victorian Hair Jewelry Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann

Admission: $150

Location: Private studio, address provided upon ticket purchase

Hair work rose in popularity as both jewelry and decor during 19th century, translating the the concept of a wearable human relic into a bold fashion statement for Victorians. Working with with copper wire and horsehair to form intricate twists and braids, participants will create wire-work and palette worked shapes suitable for mounting in a frame or worn as a brooch or hair clip. All materials, including horsehair, will be provided.

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The Story of All Hallows' Eve: American Folk Traditions, Literary Ghosts, and Wonderful Objects with Deborah Dwyer
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Story of All Hallows' Eve: American Folk Traditions, Literary Ghosts, and Wonderful Objects with Deborah Dwyer

Admission: $10, $5 for Green-Wood members

Collector Deborah Dwyer presents forgotten traditions linked to Halloween, a story she pieced together after amassing an incredible array of antique and vintage Halloween artifacts over the past 30 years. From romantic prophecy to the predictive powers of cabbages or pumpkins, Dwyer will walk us through the rituals and other folk practices All Hallows’ Eve used to call for.

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Now and at the Hour of Our Death: The Sorrowful Mother in Italy and Italian-American Communities with Mallorie Vaudoise
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Now and at the Hour of Our Death: The Sorrowful Mother in Italy and Italian-American Communities with Mallorie Vaudoise

Admission: $10, $5 for Green-Wood members

The ancient cult of the Great Mother is alive and well in Italy, where devotees honor the Virgin Mary (also know as the Madonna) at sites originally dedicated to pagan goddesses. This talk focuses on the presence of the Sorrowful Mother in art and popular culture, from the Italian Peninsula to immigrant communities in the US, and explores how she maintains both a privileged status in official Catholic teaching and peculiar power in folk practices.

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 Honoring Your Ancestors: Book Launch and Signing with Mallorie Vaudoise
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

Honoring Your Ancestors: Book Launch and Signing with Mallorie Vaudoise

Admission: $10, $5 for Green-Wood members

Historically, ancestor veneration is one of the most widespread spiritual practices in the world. However, it is curiously absent from many English-speaking cultures. Until now, there was no guidebook for the ancestrally-curious to turn to for advice on creating their own devotional practices. Join author Mallorie Vaudoise as she bridges the gap.

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Tarot Reading Sessions with Laetitia
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Tarot Reading Sessions with Laetitia

Readings: $20 for 10 minutes.

Join Laetitia, our programming director and head librarian, for weekly tarot reading sessions at Brooklyn's Halyards bar from 6pm to 9pm. An experienced tarot reader, Laetitia is a firm believer in the empowering nature of the Tarot as a a visual tool to help us bring clarity to the complexity of life, providing information and insights on decisions we’re facing, or shining a light on options that we might not have considered.

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Collectors’ Night 2019
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Collectors’ Night 2019

Admission: $20, $10 for City Reliquary members, $24 at the door

MTA tools, PEZ dispensers, jumbo pencils, miniature guillotines: any collection could appear at the 14th annual Collectors’ Night, presented by The City Reliquary and for the first time ever at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Williamsburg.

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 Conjuring the Sacred Feminine with the Tarot
Sep
1
2:00 PM14:00

Conjuring the Sacred Feminine with the Tarot

Admission: $69

Location: Private studio, address provided upon ticket purchase

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!

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The Saddest Object in the World: An Illustrated Lecture and Show-and-Tell with Evan Michelson
Aug
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Saddest Object in the World: An Illustrated Lecture and Show-and-Tell with Evan Michelson

Admission: $5 (Tickets on sale at the door only and are on a first arrived, first served basis.)

Please note: This event will take place at The Adirondack Experience (9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812)

Join Evan Michelson of TV’s Oddities as she unveils what she sees as “The Saddest Object in the World;” an equally haunting and beautiful piece of taxidermy, which has been part of her personal collection for many years. A piece so special and unique that it can’t be seen unless she is here to present its history. The Saddest Object in the World is a love/hate story. It is about cruelty and ownership, exploitation and curiosity. It is about the best and the worst of human impulses. It is about how every person connects with every object in their own unique way, and how we interpret the universal stories that these objects have to tell.

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Stuffed Kittens and Rabbit Schoolhouses: A Night Devoted to Victorian Taxidermist Walter Potter
Aug
19
5:00 PM17:00

Stuffed Kittens and Rabbit Schoolhouses: A Night Devoted to Victorian Taxidermist Walter Potter

Please note: This event will take place at The Adirondack Experience (9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812)

Joanna Ebenstein, Founder of Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy, discusses the work of eccentric English Taxidermist Walter Potter in the context of the Victorian taxidermy craze. Includes a screening of Ronni Thomas’ documentary “The Man Who Married Kittens.” Book-signing after the program.

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Screening of "The Mask", with Short Film and Shamistic Lecture, Curated by Midnight Archives at Nitehawk Williamsburg
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Screening of "The Mask", with Short Film and Shamistic Lecture, Curated by Midnight Archives at Nitehawk Williamsburg

Date: Tuesday, July 16th
Time: 7pm
Location: Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Tickets Here

Morbid Anatomy and Nitehawk Cinema present a night of many masks with a special presentation of psychedelic, freaky-deaky horror classic The Mask (1961), preceded by the 2018 short documentary, Past Life: The Maskwork of Candice Angelini, presented by The Midnight Archive. Contemporary Shaman Langston Kahn will briefly discuss his work using masks for healing purposes.

Morbid Anatomy has been surveying the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture, since 2007. Their means of communication have included a blog, an open to the public collection and research library, classes, lectures, exhibitions, spectacles, symposia, field trips, books, screenings and parties.

ONE NITE ONLY

PAST LIFE: THE MASKWORK OF CANDICE ANGELINI (2018)

Director: Ronni Thomas Run Time: 7 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR

Artist Candice Angelini produces some of the most enchanting and mysterious masks, head dresses and dolls. In this brief look at her work, she explains her process and how memories and past lives are channeled through her truly uncanny work.

THE MASK (1961)

Director: Julian Roffman Run Time: 83 min.Format: DCP Rating: NR Starring: Paul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, Bill Walker

A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide, he mails the mask to his psychiatrist, Dr. Barnes, who is soon plunged into the nightmare world of the mask.

SHORT LECTURE

Contemporary Shaman Langston Kahn will briefly discuss his work using masks for healing purposes.

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Death in Colonial New York, A Walking Tour with Allison C. Meier
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Death in Colonial New York, A Walking Tour with Allison C. Meier

Few traces of colonial New York remain among Manhattan's streets and skyscrapers. This walking tour will uncover the history of mortality in early New York, particularly related to how, and where, a person was interred, and consider who is missing from the plaques, surviving cemeteries, and other public commemorations of our past.

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Exhibition: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition
Apr
20
to Jun 30

Exhibition: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Visions of the Afterlife in the Catholic Tradition

  • Fort Hamilton Gate House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Featuring artworks by Mark DionPhyllis GalemboJosé Guadalupe PosadaJacques CallotShannon Taggart and pieces spanning the 17th century to the present from the collections of Stephen Romano GalleryEvan MichelsonEva Aridjis and Eye's Gallery and much more!  

Note: Location is Fort Hamilton Gatehouse NOT the main entrance of Green-Wood

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