Past events

Past Events
Past Events have included:

Congress for Curious People with Coney Island USA
Art and Anatomy: Preserving and Exhibiting the Human Body
Wondrous Tones: In Search of Nature Music
Existential Mathematics
The Victorian Art of Hair Jewelry : Workshop with Art Historian and Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Making Dinosaurs: The Art and Science of Fossil Preparation
Brontë Relics
H.D. and Jean Epstein: Queer Modernism, Spectatorship, and The Specimen
Anthropomorphic Bunny Taxidermy Class
Morbid Curiosity: A Morbid Anatomy Singles Night
Morbid Ingenuity
Morbid Anatomy at Philadelphias Wagner Free Institute
Jewelry of the Damned
Morbid Anatomy April Visiting Scholar in Residence: Richard Barnett
The Surprising Story of the Ku Klux Klan in America
Winged Rats or Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Quintessence Of A Mystery: The Birth Of Gin
Dutch Courage And Mothers’ Ruin: The Gin Craze
Wearable Taxidermy Workshop
The Electric Fictions of Nikola Tesla: Illustrated lecture with Morbid Anatomy Museum Visiting Scholar in Residence Richard Barnett,
A History of Dream Interpretation: Finding Meaning in Dreams From Ancient Cultures to Modern Societies with Dr. Stanley Krippner
The Sick Rose: Anatomy and Art in an Age of Revolution: Lecture and Book Signing with Richard Barnett: Illustrated lecture with Morbid Anatomy Museum Visiting Scholar in Residence Richard Barnett
Morbid Anatomy Museum Kickstarter Fundraiser
Fancy Pigeon Taxidermy Class
The Beast in the Mirror: Illustrated lecture with Morbid Anatomy Museum Visiting Scholar in Residence Richard Barnett
Morbid Anatomy Anthology Book Release Party
Bunny Taxidermy/ Jackalope Class with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Melanistic Pheasant Taxidermy Class-Intermediate Level Class with Divya Anantharaman
Forensic Entomology and Bed Bugs
The Ancient Egyptian End of the World and the Mythology of Beer
Bat in Glass Dome Workshop: Part of DIY Wunderkammer Series
The Uranian Phalanstery: A Utopian Artistic Community and Bizarre Museum of Material Culture
Squirrel Taxidermy Class with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Preserved In Glass: The Art and History of Wet Specimens
The ‘After’ Life: Death in Ancient Egypt
Investigating Electronic Voice Phenomena and Instrumental Trans-Communication
Morbid Anatomy Baltimore Field-Trip Featuring The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Morbid Anatomy April Visiting Scholar in Residence: Richard Barnett
After the Fall: History, Anatomy and The Sublime: A Reading and Discussion Group
Special Valentines Day Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop
Memory and Eternal Life
Botanica Erotica: Aphrodisiac Love Potions
The Victorian Art of Hair Jewelry : Workshop with Art Historian and Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Frederik & Rachel Ruysch Inspired Wet Specimen Workshop with Moles
Morbid Curiosity: A Morbid Anatomy Singles Night
Women Who Bite: Chastity Belts, Castration Anxiety and Feminism
Privately Published: A Descent Into Early 20th Century Mail Order Erotica
An Erotic Guide to Paris at Night, Circa 1936
Hierarchies of the Dead: Bodysnatching in Old New York
Selfies At Funerals: Postmortem Photography and Cultural Taboos
Scientology: A Modern Religion?
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Carnival Week Congress for Curious People in Barcelona, Spain
Death in a Nutshell: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Antlered Guinea Pig or Rat Gaff Taxidermy Class with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Anthropomorphic/Naturalistic Squirrel Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
The Secret History of Positive Thinking
A Cloud of Unnameable Feeling: The Imp of the Perverse and the Power of Negative Thinking
Bunny Taxidermy Class with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
The Dark Arts in the Dark Ages
Painted Alchemists: Thomas Wijck at the Intersection of Art, Science, & Practice with Elisabeth Berry-Drago
Physical Mediumship, Spiritualist Ritual and the Search for Ectoplasm
Anthropomorphic/Naturalistic Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya-Krampus Specia
“Tarantism: Dance, Possession and Exorcism in Southern Italy”
Skull, Bone, Antler Decoration Workshop with Divya Anantharaman
The Bones of the Saints: Unlocking the Secret History of Paris:
Danse Macabre: Death and Material Ecologies in Brittany:
THE DEVIL A Celebration and Morbid Anatomy Birthday Party
Morbid Anatomy Annual Holiday Fair
The Annual Ghoul a Go Go and Morbid Anatomy Krampus Party!
Anatomy of a Doomed Desire: Hummingbird Collectors in the Romantic Period
Winter Solstice Ritual Workshop
Samhain/All-Souls Ritual Workshop
Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Death in America and the Green Cemetery Movement
Music the Dead Can Hear: Sound, Symbol, and the Occult in Luigi Russolos Art of Noises
Ermine Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Lessons from Mind Control Camp: The American Quest for Super Powers
Considering the Soul
Mother Machine: an ‘Uncanny Valley’ in the Eighteenth Century
“Children of the Night”: Dracula, Degeneration and Syphilitic Births at the Fin de Siècle
Small Rabbit Taxidermy Class “Trophy Plaque” or Full Size Mount with Divya Anantharaman
Festival of Medical History and the Arts at the New York Academy of Medicine
Heavenly Bodies
“Haunted History”
The Vampires of London:
Death Salon, Los Angeles, California
Occult Humanties Conference, NYU
Forgotten Histories of Lower Manhattan : A Walking Tour
Halloween Prosthetic Make-up Class with SFX Expert David Rodriguez (Mindfeargorefx)
Dream Telepathy in Brooklyn: An Illustrated Presentation with Dr. Stanley Krippner
Reliquary Wax Doll Workshop with Artist and Ceroplast Sigrid Sarda
Unbelieveable! Investigations from the Duke Parapsychology Laboratory with Author Stacy Horn
Death in Mexico: A Special Field Trip to Mexico for Day of the Dead, Obscure Macabre Museums, and other Sites Important to the History of Death in Mexico
The Congress for Curious People: A Festival of Spectacular Culture; London and Environs
Death Centos
Reclaiming Spectacle Two-day Symposium, Congress for Curious Peoples, London
Walter Potters Curious World of Taxidermy
Anthropomorphic/Naturalistic Chipmunk Taxidermy Class
Desperate Times-The Age of Heroic Medicine
Autumn Descent and the Eleusinian Mysteries: A Ritual Workshop
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Ex Voto Making Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
Small Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
The Glass Flowers: Marvels in Art and Science
Morbid Anatomy Presents at Londons Last Tuesday Society
Jesse Bransford: Building the Fourth Pyramid An Occult Installation in Galveston
Guinea Pig Taxidermy Class Intro to Basic Taxidermy with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Death in Mexico
The History and Science of Group Singing: A Presentation with Author Stacy Horn
Wearable Taxidermy Workshop by Beth Beverly , Rogue Taxidermist and Fashion Designer at Diamond Tooth
Morbid Anatomy Presents: Mermaids of the Gowanus: A Benefit Variety Show for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Morbid Anatomy Presents at Londons Last Tuesday Society
Morbid Curiosity, or Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck
Guinea Pig Taxidermy Class
It Hurts When I Do This
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Parapsychology Double Feature! Back-to-Back Presentations with George Hansen
Summer Solstice Ritual Workshop with Pam Grossman
Squirrel Taxidermy and the Ancient Technique of Wrapped Body with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Real Magic: The Life and Methods of Neville Goddard A presentation by Mitch Horowitz
The Philadelphia Chromosome
Naturalistic Squirrel Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
The Neapolitan Cult of the Dead
Quail – Bird Taxidermy with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Opening Party for Ethan Goulds solo art exhibition, The Judgement of Porous
Dance of Death by Hans Holbein: A Linocut Workshop with Classically Trained Artist Lado Pochkua
The Spirit of Dr. Bindelof and The Enigma of Physical Phenomena
The Apotheosis of the Dissected Plate: Spectacles of Layering and Transparency in 19th- & 20th-Century Anatomy
VALIBATION: Director’s Screening and Panel on iPhone-Cyborgs
The Occult in Modern Art 101 with Pam Grossman
The Organism for Poetic Research’s 2nd Annual Pelt Launch
Traditional Spiritualist Message Service with UK Medium Myra Basey
Do Tables Tilt, Turn And Float? Table Levitation Phenomena, 1850-2006]
Channeling Elvis? An Automatic Writing Demonstration and Workshop with UK Medium Myra Basey
Bartitsu-The Victorian Self Defense System: A lecture and Demonstration by The Bartitsu Club of New York and Ghoul A Go Go’s Vlad Tsepis
Love’s Unknowable Eye: The Curious History and Mysterious Allure of 18th century “ Lovers Eyes”
Confessions of a Mexican American Hoarder or the Caucasian Bestiary: The Existential and Insane Consequences of Collecting Stereotypes. An illustrated lecture with William Nericcio
What is Biodesign? What is Bioart?
A Fate Worse Than Death: The Perils of Being a Famous Corpse
Heart Magick Ritual Workshop
Masonic Slapstick The DeMoulin Brothers and their Odd Initiate Prank Devices:
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
Water Magick Ritual Workshop
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Class: Easter/Spring Equinox Edition
General Tom Thumb, or, the Commercial Wonders of 19th-Century America
CUT/PASTE/GROW – Science at Play: Bioart in Brooklyn – Show Opening
The Physarum Experiments: Working with an intelligent organism:
Frankensteins Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts
Classic (Naturalistic) Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
“All My Tomorrows,” Directed by Sonia Herman Dolz
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton
Observatorys RESURRECTION-themed annual fundraiser & art opening!
Research Methods for Artists and Scholars: A Workshop with Rachel Herschman
Viva la Muerte: The Mushrooming Cult of Saint Death: Lecture, Book Signing and Party
Victorian Hair Jewelry Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann: Part of the Series Hairy Secrets: Human Relic as Memory Object in Victorian Mourning Jewelry
Death As Muse: An Intimate Evening With Blake Schwarzenbach, Musician, Painter, Jawbreaker, Forgetter
The Victorian Love Affair with Death and the Art of Mourning Hair Jewelry and Morbid Anatomy Going Away Party
Raccoon Head Taxidermy Class with Rogue Taxidermist Katie Innamorato
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop: Special Valentines Day Edition, with Former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton
Schöne Leiche, or The Beautiful Corpse
February 14: Tragic Tattoo Tales
Obscura Society NYC: Up the Creek with Mitch Waxman
The Legacy of Reverend James Randolph Denton: An illustrated lecture by Beauvais Lyons, Director of the Hokes Archives
The Art and Science of Preserving Animal Specimens at HomeD.I.Y Style! Lecture and Wet Specimen Workshop with Susan Jeiven
Sex in Dictionaries: An Illustrated presentation by Jesse Sheidlower, the President of the American Dialect Society
CLASS: Creating Stereoscopic 3-D Images of Small Specimens Using a Desktop Scanner
Jungian Hypercrafting Workshop with Shaina Feinberg
How To Trespass: An illustrated lecture on the logistics and ethics of trespassing with urban explorer N.D. Austin
Natural Histories: Extraordinary 
Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library:
Photography and the Invisible An Illustrated Presentation & Hands On Kirlian Photography Experiment with Shannon Taggart
Hairy Secrets: Human Relic as Memory Object in Victorian Mourning Jewelry
Victorian Hair Jewelry Workshop with Master Jeweler Karen Bachmann
A Dark Day in New York: Dispatches from The New York Grimpendium
The Haunted Hotel: A Story of LAs Ghosts, and LAs Ghost Hunters
Speaking Reliquaries” and Christian Death Rituals
Medieval Robots: Automata Since the First Millennium
Bright Eyes at the Apocalypse: Exploring The End of the World in Japanese Animation
The History of the Memento Mori and Deaths Head Iconography
Obscura Society NYC: Thomas Stathes Cartoon Carnival
Full Moon Fire Magick Workshop
Natural Perfume Blending Workshop with Julianne Zaleta of Herbal Alchemy
The Fall of the American Movie Palace
Kinema ikon’s Esoteric Underground, Romania 1970-1989
Morbid Anatomy and Observatory Holiday Fair
Sicilian Sex Ghosts AND Morbid Anatomy Birthday Party
Apocalypse Now? The Lure of Nostradamus in Modern Times
Mysteries in Depth: A 3-D Slideshow with 3-D Legend Gerald Marks
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop: Special Holiday Edition, with Former AMNH Senior Insect Preparator Daisy Tainton
Ghoul A Go-Go Holiday Krampus Party with “DEVILS” Show Premiere!
From the Akashic Jukebox: Magic and Music in Britain, 1888-1978: Illustrated Lecture and Rare British Occult Recordings with Mark Pilkington of Strange Attractor Press
Brain on Fire: A Conversation Between a Writer Who Lost Her Mind and a Neuroscientist Who Cant Believe She Got it Back
Nevada Rose: Inside the American Brothel
Dawn’s Left Hand: The Art of Ithell Colquhoun and Mid-20th Century British Occulture
Zombi Film Series! – White Zombie
Visit Sunny Chernobyl
“Gross America” Book Launch Party
Viewing Event The Spirit Art of Stanley Matrunick
Morbid Anatomy Library Open Studios
Zombi Film Series! – I Walked with a Zombie
Bunny Suits of Death, Tales of a CSI
Influences and Affinities: Animated Shorts the Quay Brothers May Have Watched
Zombi Film Series! – Night of the Living Dead
A History of Ectoplasm: An Illustrated Presentation
The Morbid Anatomy Anthology
Are We Alone? Planet Mars in the Edwardian Visual and Scientific Imagination, An illustrated lecture with author Jennifer Tucker
Morbid Anatomy Presents in London
“Ecstatic Raptures and Immaculate Corpses: Visions of Death Made Beautiful in Italy” Exhibition Opening Party
Congress for Curious Peoples: London Edition
Perverse Relics: a Grand Tour of Europes Historical Underbelly
Witches Thanksgiving: An Autumn Equinox Workshop
Private Tour of the Coller Rare Book Room
The Powerful Corpse: English Executions During the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Susan Jeiven: London Edition
Paradise Lust: Searching for the Garden of Eden
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Susan Jeiven
Kevin and Matt Geek Out about Shark Cinema!
Taxidermy, Longing, and Beastly Allure
The Fall of the American Movie Palace
Urban Terrarium Diorama Workshop
Martian Space Oddities
Photo Journalism and the War on Drugs in Mexico
Speakeasy Dollhouse: Solving Murders With Diorama Crime Scenes
Class: Drawing from the Bestiary: Animal Anatomy of Real and Imagined Creatures
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Susan Jeiven
Organization and Productivity for Creative Types with Oliver Burkeman of The Guardian
Anatomical Venuses, The Slashed Beauty, and Fetuses Dancing a Jig
Class: Drawing from the Bestiary: Animal Anatomy of Real and Imagined Creatures
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop
Angels, Animals and Cyborgs: Visions of Human Enhancement at the Cornelia Street Cafe
FIELD TRIP: Excursion to the Abandoned Ruins of Bannerman Island
Class: Dissection as Studio Practice with Real Anatomical Specimens
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Susan Jeiven
Lost Waterfronts of New York
Magic Circles in the Grimoire Tradition
Life and Death Mask Making Workshop
Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitlers Jewish Clairvoyant
Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival #10: Made in NYC
Symbols & Spells
Class: Drawing from the Bestiary: Animal Anatomy of Real and Imagined Creatures
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Susan Jeiven
Spellcrafting with the 7 Elements
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop
Hey, Where’s My Robot Girlfriend? at the Cornelia Street Cafe
RESURRECTION! A Gala Benefit to Rebuild The Morbid Anatomy Library
Time Machines: A conversation on art, photography, and the scientific infrastructure of the world with photographer and author Stanley Greenberg
Comparative Anatomy: Animals and the Fundamentals of Drawing Weekend Workshop
The Odditorium: The Architecture and Allure of Extreme
Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Susan Jeiven
Blaschka: Glass creatures of the Ocean
A Most Unexpected History of Blood Transfusion (1660 1820s)
The Hidden River Expedition: A Re-Exploration of the Post-industrial Wilderness along Philadelphia’s Rivers
Over the Rainbow, Under the Radar: Electromagnetic Infrastructure and Outpost Architecture in the Arctic
The Secret Life of Mushrooms
Terrarium Making Workshop
Lab and Field Reports for the Organism for Poetic Research on the Skin of Space/Pelt No. 1 Release
The Mind Behind the Theremin
“Powder House” A Film about Jell-O
Toxic Beach Blanket Pop-Up Party
Anthropodermic Bibliopegy: Books Bound in Human Skin and the Stories Behind Them
Architectural Fictions: Economic Development, Immersive Renderings, and the Virtualization of Brooklyn
Panel Discussion on Para-Academic Publishing & Book Party
Pinhead Races and the White Man’s Burden: Racial Science and the Politics of P.T. Barnum’s “What Is It?”
‘An Evening of Fate, Chance and Mystery’ with Lord Whimsy and Les the Mentalist
Museum of Interesting Things: What The Sam Hill is That?!
A Reading of Suzan-Lori Parks VENUS, A Play about Sarah Baartman, aka The Hottentot Venus
Congress for Curious Peoples 2 Day Scholarly-yet-Popular Symposium
Fire and Smoke: A Conversation on Death and Ritual Offering with Tibetan Buddhist Monk Venerable Tsering Phunstok
Opening party for Sigils & Signs
Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop
Occult New York Walking Tour with Mitch Horowitz
The Pathological Sublime and The Anatomical Unconscious
Organization and Productivity for Creative Types
Show opening: THE POP-UP MUSEUM of the Gowanus Canal
Dr. SeussLove. No wait—Dr. StrangeSeuss
Occult Bloodlines: Sex with Fairies, the Celtic Faith, and the Nephilim
Dissection and Drawing Workshop with Real Anatomical Specimens
Carbon Dust Drawing Workshop, Featuring Real Anatomical Specimens