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Morbid Anatomy’s Festival of Arcane Knowledge II, Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery

March 13, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

| $20-25
Morbid Anatomy’s Festival of Arcane Knowledge II, Sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery

Date: Sunday, March 13th
Time: 10.30 am – 8pm
Admission: $25 –  $20 for Morbid Anatomy Members
Location: Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Afterparty at Halyards (406 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215)

Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2501838

Please join the Morbid Anatomy Museum for the second iteration of our “Festival of Arcane Knowledge.” The day will feature MC Evan Michelson of TV’s Oddities introducing a full day of short talks, offbeat tours, demonstrations, screenings and projections by our unique community of makers, teachers, collectors and rogue scholars. Following the day’s activities we’ll host a private after party at Halyards, our favorite local bar. Hope you can make it!

Confirmed participants include serial killer scholar Harold Schechter; Andi Harriman with a short reprise of her Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture, Phantasmaphile founder Pam Grossmann; Guardian columnist Jess Zimmerman; alchemist Brian Cotnoir; swordswallower Ilise Carter, artist Rebecca Purcell; Films curated by Mike Sappol, historian of the National Library of Medicine; A show and Tell by Mike Zohn of TV’s Oddities; Aaron Rodrigez with his insect and arachnid petting zoo; programmer in residence Shannon Taggart; perfumist Alexis Carl; hair artist in residence Karen Bachmann; Seth Gopin of Rutgers University; and much more!

Beer will be provided free of charge and lovingly by Brooklyn Brewery

SCHEDULE

MCed by Evan Michelson (TV’s Oddities, Obscura Antiques)

10.30am – Intro

11.00am – Pam Grossman (Phantasmaphile) – Art and The Occult

11.30am – Seth Gopin (Rutgers University) – Paris Catacombs

12.00pm – John Whitenight (Collector, Author of Under Glass: A Victorian Obsession) – Memento Mori, Stuffed pets and Hair Raising Cemeteries, a Show and Tell of Objects from the John Whitenight Collection

12.30pm – Andi Harriman – A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture

1.00pm – Three Short films from the National Library of Medicine, curated by Michael Sappol (NLM Historian)

1.30pm – Harold Schechter (Serial Killer author and specialist) – Belle Gunness, the Arch-Murderess

2.00pm – Lunch Break

3.30pm – Karen Bachmann (Hair Artist in Residence) – Cursed Gemstones: Legend and History

4.00pm – Brian Cotnoir (Alchemist in Residence) – Alchemy, color symbolism and the ascent of the soul.

4.30pm – Mike Zohnn (TV’s Oddities, Obscura Antiques) – Mexican Pulp Art – Show and Tell

5.00pm – Alexis Carl – Ritual in Scent

5.30pm – Ilise S. Carter (Performer, Writer) – Female Freaks: Sex, Science and Sideshow

6.00pm Dylan Thuras and Michelle Enemark (Atlas Obscura) : Enjoy your deathstination: The long history of dark tourism

6.30pm – Jess Zimmerman (Guardian Columnist) – The Puzzle Book that Drove England to Madness

7.00pm – Shannon Taggart (Programmer in Residence) – Abnormal, Non-Natural, Holy: Michael Jackson as Modern Myth

IN THE CAFE:

2pm – 5pm: Aaron Rodriguez and his Insect Petting Zoo

5pm to 6pm – Rebecca Purcell (Artist, Stylist) reading her custom tarot cards

IN THE MUSEUM

3pm – Laetitia Barbier (Morbid Anatomy Head Librarian): Milagritos – Private devotion and catholic vernacular practices in the collection of The Morbid Anatomy Library

AfterParty at Halyards starting at 7.30pm !

Image: Cats being instructed In the art of mouse-catching by an owl ,Oil on canvas, c. 1700, Lombard School

 

Image: Cats being instructed In the art of mouse-catching by an owl ,Oil on canvas, c. 1700, Lombard School

 

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Details

Date:
March 13, 2016
Time:
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$20-25
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