Located at 424 Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn (at the corner of 7th Street), the Morbid Anatomy Museum is a place you will definitely have a great time!
It recently opened and has shaken the neighborhood!
Joanna Ebenstein, the museum's creative director, told NYTimes: “I want people to walk in and say: ‘Wow, this is really interesting. Why don’t we know about that? And what does it say about us today that we don’t know about it?’”
From Joanna's amazing collection of books (over 2,000) with topics ranging from the human body, to esoteric ones and even death rituals and medicine, grew a building hosting a library, a gallery, a cafe and gift shop and a classroom that holds several unique workshops.
"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 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."
You'll find the Morbid Anatomy Café, the full-service coffee bar, offering espresso drinks, single-origin pour over coffees, artisanal sodas, and pastries—all roasted, mixed, and baked in Brooklyn, plus their Morbid Anatomy Store, with several cool things to take home.
Their Current Exhibition is called " House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan's Panopticum, Berlin, 1969-1922", on view up through May 30th, 2016.
They are opened from 12pm-6pm from Wednesday through Monday (closed Tuesdays).
Price: Admission to the exhibition and library is $8. Seniors and students are $6, and children 12 and under are Free.
Address: 424 Third Avenue, Gowanus
Credits: Courtesy of the Morbid Anatomy Museum and NYTimes