Thursday, August 4, 2016

Taxidermy Exhibition and Party! Tolstoy and Metallica's Black Album! Grand Guignol Relaunch with Mel Gordon! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

Image: 19th century bird box as part of our upcoming exhibition
Taxidermy: Art, Science and Immortality, opening August 12.
We have lots of great events coming up in the days and weeks to come at The Morbid Anatomy Museum!

Our next show, opening Friday August 12th, will be an epic 2-part show devoted to 19th century taxidermy in private collections; The first iteration, entitled Taxidermy: Art, Science and Immortality and curated by J. D. Powe, will launch with an opening party on Friday, August 12. This exhibition will explore our connection to dead and immortalized animals via a spectacular gathering of taxidermied treasures from private collections including natural wonders such as the great argus pheasant; “freaks of nature” including a circa 1915 four-Tusked Walrus; rare and extinct animals such as the once-abundant passenger pigeon and heath hen; a dizzying array of once beloved pets preserved for all time; and much more!

We also have a number of great new events, including a Rabbit or Jacaklope Shoulder Mount Taxidermy Workshop (August 14); An in-depth look at Metallica's Black Album with Ben Apatoff (August 23); A lecture and book launch for the new expanded edition of Mel Gordon's iconic (and long out of print) The Grand Guignol (August 25); a talk on alchemy and dreams with Brian Cotnoir (August 26); A drawing session in our new taxidermy exhibit (August 31); Author of Taxidermy Art Robert Marbury with a talk on the history of rogue taxidermy (September 2); a reiteration of our popular insect, arachnid and reptile petting zoo with Aaron Rodriguez (September 12); a bat skeleton articulation class (September 18); and an illustrated history of Jello Salad and Jello Salad Contest with the incomparable Jo Weldon (November 1).

We also have a number of fabulous events this week, including NSK (Neue Slowenische Kunst): Avant Garde Art Collective and Virtual State with NSK Diplomat Charles Lewis (August 4); Kevin Geeks Out about the Devil: A Multi-Media Evening Devoted to the Devil in Film with Kevin Maher, Paul Murphy and Tenebrous Kate (August 5); Dreams from Another Dimension with dream researcher Dr. Stanley Krippner (August 11); and Divya Anantharaman's Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman (August 13); and Ringneck Pheasant Taxidermy Class (August 14).

To see a full list of upcoming events, click here. Hope to see you at one or more!

• Opening Party for Taxidermy: Art, Science and Immortality: The Newest Morbid Anatomy Museum Exhibition, Curated by J. D. Powe
August 12, 7pm VIP/8pm regular; VIP ticket: $45 (includes champagne toast) / $25 regular / $20 for regular member admission. More here.

• Rabbit or Jackalope Shoulder Mount Taxidermy Workshop with Divya Anantharaman
August 14th, 12 to 6:30pm, $250. More here.

• Exit Light: An In-Depth Look at Metallica's Black Album: An Illustrated Lecture with Ben Apatoff
August 23rd, 7pm, $12. More here.

• The Grand Guignol: An Illustrated Lecture and Book Launch with Mel Gordon
Thursday, August 25th, 7pm, $8. More here.

• Alchemy and Dream: The Lunar Realm of Alchemy, An Illustrated Lecture with Brian Cotnoir
August 26th, 7pm, $10. More here.

• Drawing Session in The Morbid Anatomy Museum Exhibition " Taxidermy: Art, Science and Immortality" with Artist Wilder Duncan
August 31, 6 pm 8pm, $20. More here.

• The Taxidermy Iconoclast: Taxidermy for a New Century, An Illustrated Lecture with Robert Marbury, author of Taxidermy Art
September 2nd, 7pm, $8. More here.

• Insect, Arachnids and Reptiles Petting Zoo with NYU Biology Student Aaron Rodriguez
Monday, September 12th, 7pm, $12. More here.

• Bat Skeleton Articulation Class with Wilder Duncan
Sunday, September 18th, 1pm, $200. More here.

• Tasteless: An Illustrated History of Jello Salad: Illustrated Lecture and Jello Salad Contest with Jo Weldon
November 1st, 7pm, $10. More here.

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