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Morbid Anatomy Museum: Waking up the Dead…and the Living

February 11, 2018 | BTSNYC
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Located in the neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn, the Morbid Anatomy Museum is a place you will definitely have a great and unusual time!

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Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Morbid Anatomy Museum

**THIS MUSEUM IS UNFORTUNATELY PERMANENTLY CLOSED!**

BUT the group behind it still curates a great list of some of the coolest and weirdest events and exhibitions in town!

So, you can expect everything from events in private studios to explorations inside New York cemeteries.

www.morbidanatomy.org


A bit about the former museum:

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?’

Joanna’s amazing collection of books – over 2,000 titles – has topics ranging from the human body, to esoteric ones and even death rituals and medicine.

The building is dedicated to hosting a library, a gallery, a café, gift shop and a classroom that offers several unique workshops.

“Founded in 2008, The Morbid Anatomy Library is a research library and collection making available thousands of books, photographs, artworks and pieces of ephemera.

Plus, you’ll find 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.”

Furthermore, The Morbid Anatomy Café, is a full-service coffee bar. You’ll find delicious espresso drinks, single-origin pour over coffees, artisanal sodas, and pastries—all roasted, mixed, and baked in Brooklyn.

And still, their Morbid Anatomy Store, offer several super unusual things you can take home or gift a friend.

Their current exhibition is called “House of Wax: Anatomical, Pathological, and Ethnographic Waxworks from Castan’s Panopticum, Berlin, 1969-1922”. It will be live up through May 30th, 2016.

Finally, if you want to explore the area, walk a few blocks up to Wild Park Slope. From there, you can go for some of the best cupcakes ever, at the Little Cupcake Shop.


Photo Credits: Courtesy of the Morbid Anatomy Museum
*Last Update on Feb/2020.*

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