For this special open house, Morbid Anatomy's founder Joanna Ebenstein and head librarian Laetitia Barbier will give a special tour of the Morbid Anatomy Library.
Today, visit The Morbid Anatomy in the circa 1870 Fort Hamilton Gatehouse of historic Green-Wood Cemetery. Morbid Anatomy is a project that has been surveying the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture since 2007. Founded as a blog, over the years it grew to encompass an open to the public research library, a series of international events, films, and publications. It is best known for its last incarnation--a stand-alone (and recently shuttered) museum in Brooklyn New York built with co-founder Tracy Hurley Martin. Today, Morbid Anatomy produces events, exhibitions, and publications in tandem with a variety of partners around the world. For this special open house, guests will receive a special tour of the Morbid Anatomy Library--a research library and collection making available books, photographs, artworks, pieces of ephemera, and artifacts relating to art and death, anatomical art, collectors and collecting, cabinets of curiosity, the history of medicine and curiosity and curiosities broadly considered. The curators will also lead a tour of the Morbid Anatomy exhibition: Bridging Two Worlds: The Land of the Living and the Land of the Dead, which explores artifacts relating to the belief in afterlives through material culture and artworks from around the world.