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

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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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

Date: Monday, August 19
Time: 7:30 pm
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 Adirondacks Experience (9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812)
More info here

Tonight, 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.

Evan Michelson is an antiques dealer, essayist, lecturer, award-winning curator and collector of strange, rare, and beautiful objects. She has been the co-owner of Obscura Antiques and Oddities, a landmark in New York City’s East Village, for more than 20 years. Evan was also the co-star of the hit TV Show Oddities on Discovery Chanel.

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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

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

Intuitive Tarot Reading Workshop with Laetitia

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

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

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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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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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)
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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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