Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Ether Dome: Guest Post by Sarah Alger


Following is a fascinating guest post about "The Ether Dome" and the world of pre-anesthesia surgery by Sarah Alger, director of the Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital. You can follow her on Twitter at @slodoena.
“The horror of great darkness, and the sense of desertion by God and man, bordering close on despair, which swept through my mind and overwhelmed my heart, I can never forget, however gladly I would do so ... I still recall with unwelcome vividness the spreading out of the instruments, the twisting of the tourniquet, the first incision, the fingering of the sawed bone, the sponge pressed on the flap, the tying of the blood-vessels, the stitching of the skin, the bloody dismembered limb lying on the floor.”
Such was surgery before anesthesia, as described by George Wilson, who underwent an ankle amputation in 1843. 
When Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston was designed in the early 1800s, its operating theater was placed under a dome at the top of the building both to admit natural light through skylights and windows and to allow surgical patients’ screams to drift up and out of earshot of patients in the wards below. 
Not only was surgery a horror for the patient, it was also a trial for the surgeon. Contending with a conscious, writhing patient, surgeons were forced to be swift. Head surgeon and hospital co-founder John Collins Warren could reputedly amputate a limb in 40 seconds. 
While Warren was wrestling with his patients, about 100 miles away in Hartford, Conn., a dentist named Horace Wells attended a demonstration in which volunteers were given nitrous oxide—laughing gas—to get silly for the audience’s amusement. The gas seemed to dull pain in these volunteers, he observed, so he wondered: Could it help his dental patients? After a dozen successful painless tooth extractions in his practice (including on himself), he persuaded Harvard Medical School to allow him to demonstrate before a crowd. Yet his patient did claim to feel pain, perhaps because of inadequate dosage, and Wells was subjected to cries of “Humbug!” Wells slunk back to Hartford, discouraged. Yet his young apprentice, William T.G. Morton, picked up the research where Wells left off, befriending a Harvard chemist named Charles Jackson, who suggested that Morton experiment with sulfuric ether. (Ether, like nitrous oxide, was used as a party drug in so-called “ether frolics”.) Jackson appeared to know that ether could be useful in surgery, but for reasons lost to history, never acted on that knowledge. After successfully experimenting on family pets, himself and his dental patients, he lobbied to demonstrate on a surgical patient at Mass General. 
On the morning of October 16, 1846, a 21-year-old printer named Gilbert Abbott was brought into the operating theater. Warren, who was to operate on a vascular malformation on Abbott’s neck, and the assembled crowd in the tiered seats above waited for Morton to arrive. Finally, half an hour late, Morton arrived toting a glass inhaler he had commissioned for the demonstration. Warren, with impatience, stated: “Sir, your patient.” Morton used the inhaler to administer the gas, and when it appeared that Abbott had dropped off, he replied to Warren: “Sir, your patient.” Warren performed the surgery without incident, and the assembly waited for Abbott to awaken. When he did, he was asked: Did he feel any pain? “Has the procedure begun yet?” he responded, for he had felt only a dull scratching. At this Warren turned to the crowd and intoned: “Gentlemen, this is no humbug.” (For a 1936 silent reenactment of the event, starring contemporary Mass General staff in fake sideburns, click here.) 
Just a month later, Mass General surgeon Henry Jacob Bigelow published a paper in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal about the demonstration, and from there the word spread. In Paris, the first operation using ether occurred December 15; in London, December 21. By 1847 the news had carried worldwide. Meanwhile, in Boston, dentist Nathan Cooley Keep became the first to administer ether for obstetrics—to poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s wife Fanny. “I am very sorry you all thought me so rash and naughty in trying the ether,” she wrote to her family. “I feel proud to be the pioneer to less suffering for poor, weak womankind.” It wasn’t just her family who had feared for her—it took a while for her to find someone who would administer ether. The embrace of anesthesia was not universal—physicians and the public alike had their qualms. Little was known about dosage, so the risk of death from anesthesia did exist, as did worries about ether’s flammability. Moreover, religious objections abounded—pain, not least in childbirth, was viewed as God’s will. Robert Liston, before performing that first surgery under ether in London, deemed ether a “Yankee dodge.” Yet upon witnessing how well it worked, he said: “This Yankee dodge beats mesmerism [a previous medical fad] hollow.” 
In 1853, Queen Victoria was administered chloroform at the birth of Prince Leopold, further legitimizing anesthesia’s use in obstetrics, and in the United States, the battlefield injuries of the Civil War sped its adoption. 
Yet as this miracle took hold, the key players in its discovery descended into controversy. Horace Wells, Charles Jackson and William T.G. Morton waged bitter pamphleteering wars for 20 years over who should get the credit. (Jackson, it must be noted, also claimed to have given Samuel Morse the idea for the telegraph—to what extent that’s true, we’ll never know.) The debate reached Congress, which ruled in favor of Morton because he had published first. Wells moved to New York, was arrested for throwing acid on prostitutes, and killed himself in jail after taking chloroform; Jackson died at McLean Asylum outside Boston; and Morton, becoming feverish after reading a newspaper article arguing that Jackson should get most of the credit, threw himself into a pond in Central Park and died soon after. Meanwhile, a Georgia country doctor named Crawford Long, having attended ether frolics, had conducted a successful painless surgery in March 1842, but did not publish his news until well after the Mass General demonstration, escaping both the limelight and the concurrent misery. 
The surgical theater at Mass General, which came to be known as the Ether Dome, still stands in the hospital’s original building. A teaching skeleton, a plaster cast of the Apollo Belvedere, and an Egyptian mummy named Padihershef, who was a gift to the hospital in the 1820s, all keep watch over the Dome as they did in 1846. A newer addition is a 2000 oil painting recreating a moment during the surgery. Abbott is bound to the surgical chair by a leather strap, as was typical practice then, but there is no need for it: His hands are slack. He is at peace. 
Image: Ether Dome. Massachusetts General Hospital.

Win a One Year Morbid Anatomy Museum Membership in our Limited Time Raffle!

As many of of you have probably noticed, Morbid Anatomy events are selling out quicker than ever before. Therefore, in addition to unlimited museum and library access and discounts in our gift shop and cafe, museum members will now enjoy early notice of all upcoming events. They will also receive discounts for special parties such as our new Dilettanti Society Happy Hour and Show and Tell, a twice-monthly happy hour based on the society of 18th century autodidacts and scholars eager to share their love of art and knowledge around a good drink!

For a limited time, we've made becoming a member even easier with a raffle of two one-year museum memberships! To enter, simply make a $10 donation via the donate button here before midnight EST, on Sunday, June 7th. Each donation of $10 will earn you one raffle entry.

Membership includes:
  • Unlimited access to lectures and events $8 or less
  • Unlimited access to the museum and library
  • Special members-only discounts for parties and Dilettanti Society Happy Hour 
  • 10% at the gift store and Black Gold Cafe
  • Advance notice of all Morbid Anatomy Museum events
As a non-profit institution, the Morbid Anatomy Museum relies on memberships in order to keep our programming affordable, and to underwrite exhibitions, field trips, workshops, and events. Your support allows us to keep our doors open and continue offering a dynamic range of exciting programs. We hope that you will consider becoming a member. Prices start at just $50 for one year.

Thank you for your support!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Non-Linear Narrative with Douglas Rushkoff! Early Science Films! Dilettanti Society Happy Hour Sponsored by Art in the Age! Upcoming Morbid Anatomy Events

We have many wonderful events coming up at Morbid Anatomy! Tickets are still available for an evening of "non-linear narrative" with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College (Tuesday, May 26th; more here); and a night of early science films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science (Wednesday, May 27th; more here). "A Desire for Dramaticism" and our H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour are now, sadly, sold out.

We also have a number of terrific new events to announce, including a new Morbid Anatomy Library happy hour and show and tell night: The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour presented by Art in the Age spirits! The first iteration will take place on Thursday June 4th; more here. Other events include a new iteration of our popular Morbid Anatomy Flea Market (Sunday, June 28th; Free! More here); Madness and Meaning, an illustrated lecture with Andrew Scull, Author of Madness in Civilization (Monday, June 29th; Tickets and more here); two nights of 16mm films with "Movie Mike": Thrilling Tales: A Survey of Serials of the 30s and 40s (Saturday, June 30th; Tickets and more here) and the 1944 Bluebeard starring John Carradine as the serial strangler of women in old Paris (Tuesday, July 28th; Tickets and more here); and a lecture on--and book party for--the Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell with Mark Hartzman, author of American Sideshow (Wednesday, August 19th; Tickets and more here). We have also added a second date of our sold out lecture The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious with Romany Reagan (Friday, July 29th; Tickets and more here).


Following is a full list of event; we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance! You can also become a member and be alerted about events before they are announced to the general public by clicking here.

The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a non-profit, and, like most non-profits, we do not cover our overhead with revenue alone, but depend on donations and memberships to survive. If you appreciate what we do, please consider becoming a member or making a fully tax deductible donation today. Donations can be made here, and you can become a member--with assorted perks such as discounted admissions and free museum entry by clicking here.

IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
  • An Evening of Non-Linear Narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
    Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science
    Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
    Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8, 
    SOLD OUT (info here)
  • H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
    Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am, OFFSITE: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Ave, right outside Prospect Park Entrance, $20, SOLD OUT (info here)
NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
  • Morbid Anatomy and Art in the Age Present: The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library
    Thursday June 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm, $20 ($12 for members), LIMITED SEATING, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Morbid Anatomy Flea Market
    Sunday, June 28th, 12pm - 6pm, FREE, more info here.
  • Madness and Meaning: An Illustrated Lecture with Andrew Scull, Author of Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
    Monday, June 29th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Movie Mike Presents : Morbid Movie Madness - A Survey of Serials of the 30s and 40s First Chapters of Thrilling Tales in 16mm!
    Saturday, June 30th, $10, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Movie Mike Presents : Morbid Movie Madness - Bluebeard with John Carradine as the serial strangler of women in old Paris in 16mm!
    Tuesday, July 28th, 8pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here.
     
  •  'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious' : An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan
    Friday, July 29th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
       
  • The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: An Illustrated Lecture with Mark Hartzman
    Wednesday, August 19th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • An evening of non-linear narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
    Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science
    Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
    Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8, 
    SOLD OUT (info here)
  • H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
    Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am, OFFSITE: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Ave, right outside Prospect Park Entrance, $20, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part I - Alchemy it's Language and Image or How to Read an Alchemical Text. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
    Wednesday, June 3rd, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Morbid Anatomy and Art in the Age Present: The Dilettanti Society Happy Hour - Cocktails and Show and Tell in the Morbid Anatomy Library
    Thursday June 4th, 6:30pm - 8pm, $20 ($12 for members), LIMITED SEATING, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies. 
    Thursday, June 4th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal 
    Friday, June 5th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Saturday, June 6th, 12pm - 7pm, $300 (includes admission to the museum), $300, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anatharaman
    Sunday, June 7th, 12pm - 7pm, $400 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 2 - Alchemy: Substance and Symbol. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Capulet Gynecologist, Montague Onanist: Medieval Sex, Renaissance Death, and Romeo and Juliet. An Illustrated Lecture with Lois Leveen 
    Thursday June 11th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton Saturday 
    Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4 pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 3 - Alchemical Methods and Tools both Physical and Metaphysical.  An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
    Wednesday, June 17th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Tarantula Preservation Class Thursday with Divya Anantharaman
    Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $80 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • The Emerald Tablet - Alchemical Distilation Workshop with Brian Cotnoir. 
    Saturday, June 20th, 12pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman 
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 8pm - 10 pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Search for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Nevramont. 
    Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
    Thursday, June 25th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
    Thursday, June 26th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Morbid Anatomy Flea Market
    Sunday, June 28th, 12pm - 6pm, FREE, more info here.
  • Madness and Meaning: An Illustrated Lecture with Andrew Scull, Author of Madness in Civilization: A Cultural History of Insanity, from the Bible to Freud, from the Madhouse to Modern Medicine
    Monday, June 29th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Movie Mike Presents : Morbid Movie Madness - A Survey of Serials of the 30s and 40s First Chapters of Thrilling Tales in 16mm!
    Saturday, June 30th, $10, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Psychology of Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Robert Teszka 
    Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Right Mixture: The Theory and History of the Four Humours (as told with cocktails), an Illustrated lecture with Michael Goyette, PhD 
    Thursday, July 9th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal  
    Friday July 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, July 11th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Chick Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Sunday, July 12th, 12pm-6:30pm,  $185 for one, $200 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Stolen Armor, Bullet Sculptures, Photos of the Dead: Soldiers' Souvenirs, or The Things They Carried (Home). A Panel with Joanna Scutts, Lauren Walsh and Susan Harlan 
    Tuesday July 14th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan. 
    Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Movie Mike Presents : Morbid Movie Madness - Bluebeard with John Carradine as the serial strangler of women in old Paris in 16mm!
    Tuesday, July 28th, 8pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious' : An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan
    Friday, July 29th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney. 
    Thursday, July 30th,  8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT ( info here)
  • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Evening Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm, $110 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Friday, August 7th, 8pm - 10 PM, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • The Embalmed Head of Oliver Cromwell: A Memoir: An Illustrated Lecture with Mark Hartzman
    Wednesday, August 19th, 8pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $275 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, August 23rd, 12pm - 6pm, $235 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University 
    Thursday, October 8th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
Image: Microcosmi Historia, Robert Fludd, 1619

In Search of Anatomical Venuses and Popular Anatomical Imagery!


We are currently in the process of researching imagery related to popular anatomical display, anatomically themed panopticons, Anatomical Venuses, or eroticisized reclining female wax figures. If you have any suggestions, please email joanna [at] morbidanatomymuseum [dot] org! Thank you!

Image: Poster from the Roca collection. Collection Family Coolen, Antwerp/Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent, Belgium. More here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Morbid Anatomy Raffle! Members Early Access Tickets! Psychedelics and Death! Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism! Morbid Anatomy News and Events

We have many wonderful events coming up, but first, an announcement: due to the increase in rapidly selling out programs, museum members will now receive early alerts about events before they they are announced to the general public! To become a member--which includes other perks such as discounted admissions and unlimited free museum entry--click here. You will not only insure your access to our all of our wonderful events, but also be lending invaluable support to our fledgling organization!

We are also very excited to announce our first ever raffle, which ends this Sunday, May 24, at midnight EST! Simply click here to make a $5 charitable contribution via the donate button and you will be entered in a drawing to win a Morbid Anatomy tote stuffed with swag (see image above). Contents include a Morbid Anatomy Museum t-shirt in the size of your choice; a tea towel and t-shirt featuring Krampus, the festive holiday anti-Santa; a set of 6 letterpress thank-you cards handcrafted at San Francisco's Austin Press; a Dia De Los Muertos papier mâché mask and two prayer cards from Mexico; one postcard featuring German fantasy artwork circa 1910; museum admission and tickets to one regularl  lecture for two; AND a signed copy of Ghostgirl: Rest in Popularity by New York Times bestselling author Tonya Hurley! Each entry costs only $5 and there's no limit on how many times you can give. Prizes can be redeemed at the museum or delivered USPS. 

We also have a number of terrific events this week including the sadly sold out Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith; Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia (Friday, May 22nd, more here); Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead (Saturday, May 23rd; more here); and Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato (Sunday, May 24th; more here).

Following is a full list of upcoming events; as mentioned, events do tend to sell out, so we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!  
EVENTS THIS WEEK
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
    SOLD OUT
  • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
    Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
    Tickets (and more info) here
  • Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead
    Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm -5pm, OFFSITE: Meet at the southernmost entrance to City Hall Park (at Broadway andPark Row), $20, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
  • The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program LIVE on WFMU from Morbid Anatomy Museum 
    Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30pm - 9pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
    Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
    SOLD OUT
  • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
    Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
    Tickets (and more info) here
  • Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead
    Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm -5pm, OFFSITE: Meet at the southernmost entrance to City Hall Park (at Broadway & Park Row), $20, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
    Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • An evening of non-linear narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
    Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science
    Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
    Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8, 
    SOLD OUT (info here)
  • H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
    Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am, OFFSITE: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Ave, right outside Prospect Park Entrance, $20, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples. 
    Sunday, May 31st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part I - Alchemy it's Language and Image or How to Read an Alchemical Text. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
    Wednesday, June 3rd, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies. 
    Thursday, June 4th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here

  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal 
    Friday, June 5th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Saturday, June 6th, 12pm - 7pm, $300 (includes admission to the museum), $300, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anatharaman
    Sunday, June 7th, 12pm - 7pm, $400 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 2 - Alchemy: Substance and Symbol. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Capulet Gynecologist, Montague Onanist: Medieval Sex, Renaissance Death, and Romeo and Juliet. An Illustrated Lecture with Lois Leveen 
    Thursday June 11th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton Saturday 
    Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4 pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 3 - Alchemical Methods and Tools both Physical and Metaphysical.  An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
    Wednesday, June 17th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) 
    here
  • Tarantula Preservation Class Thursday with Divya Anantharaman
    Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $80 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here)
  • The Emerald Tablet - Alchemical Distilation Workshop with Brian Cotnoir. 
    Saturday, June 20th, 12pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman 
    Tuesday, June 23rd, 8pm - 10 pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Search for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Nevramont. 
    Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
    Thursday, June 25th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
    Thursday, June 26th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Psychology of Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Robert Teszka 
    Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Right Mixture: The Theory and History of the Four Humours (as told with cocktails), an Illustrated lecture with Michael Goyette, PhD 
    Thursday, July 9th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal  
    Friday July 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, July 11th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT (info here).
  • Chick Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Sunday, July 12th, 12pm-6:30pm,  $185 for one, $200 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Stolen Armor, Bullet Sculptures, Photos of the Dead: Soldiers' Souvenirs, or The Things They Carried (Home). A Panel with Joanna Scutts, Lauren Walsh and Susan Harlan 
    Tuesday July 14th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan. 
    Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
    Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney. 
    Thursday, July 30th,  8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
  • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
    Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Evening Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
    Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm, $110 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal GoldsmithFriday, August 7th, 8pm - 10 PM, $8, SOLD OUT (info here)
  • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $275 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
    Sunday, August 23rd, 12pm - 6pm, $235 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University 
    Thursday, October 8th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here

Monday, May 11, 2015

Daniel Rushkoff and The Narrative Lab! Alchemy Lecture and Workshop Series! History of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! Arcane Media! Upcoming Events

We have many wonderful revents to announce this week including an evening of "non-linear narrative" with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab of Queens College (Tuesday, May 26th; tickets and more here); Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples with Ivan Cenzi of Bizzarro Bazar (Sunday, May 31st; tickets and more here); and a four part alchemy lecture/workshop series with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir (Wednesdays June 3rd, 10th, and 17th; tickets and more info here, here, here, and here). We also have a night of arcane media, with glass slides, magic lantern projections, and other antique technologies (Thursday, June 4th; tickets and more here); a lecture on the history of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Wednesday, June 24th; tickets and more here); A history of the "Gothic Sensibility" (Tuesday, July 21st; tickets and more here); and a second lecture on the world of medical patents (Thursday, July 30th; tickets and more here.)

We also have several wonderful events taking place this week; unfortunately, all of these--save next weekend's Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum (Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th; tickets and more info here) are already sold out!

Following is a full list of upcoming events; events do tend to sell out, so we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance!

The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a non-profit, andlike most non-profits, we do not cover our overhead with revenue alone, but depend on donations and memberships to survive. If you appreciate what we do, please consider becoming a member or making a fully tax deductible donation today. Donations can be made here, and you can become a member--with assorted perks such as discounted admissions and free museum entry by clicking here.

NEWLY ANNOUNCED EVENTS
  • An Evening of Non-Linear Narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
    Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples
    Sunday, May 31st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part I - Alchemy it's Language and Image or How to Read an Alchemical Text. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir
    Wednesday, June 3rd, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
  • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies.
    Thursday, June 4th, 8pm - 10pm, $10, Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 2 - Alchemy: Substance and Symbol. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir.
    Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
  • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 3 - Alchemical Methods and Tools both Physical and Metaphysical.  An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir Wednesday, June 17th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Emerald Tablet - Alchemical Distillation Workshop with Brian Cotnoir.
    Saturday, June 20th, 12pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here
  • Search for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Nevramont.Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan.
    Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
  • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney.
    Thursday, July 30th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here

IMMEDIATELY UPCOMING EVENTS
    • The American Tattooed Ladies: 1840-2015 An Illustrated Lecture with Anni Irish
      Tuesday, May 12th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Without Sympathy: An Evening of Goth / Industrial / Post Punk and Various Waves with Vinyl Dance Party Thursday 
      Tuesday, May 14th, 9pm - Wednesday, May 15 12am, $5, SOLD OUT.
    • Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum
      Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th. OFFSITE: The Vrolik Museum; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, €35 to €75, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, May 16th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Torah Animal World Taxidermy Museum Field Trip
      Sunday, May 17th, 1:45pm - 3pm, OFFSITE: 1605 41 Street, Brooklyn, NY (Ditmas Ave, F train), $15, SOLD OUT.
    • English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, May 17th, 12pm - 6:30pm, $195 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT.


    ALL UPCOMING EVENTS
    • The American Tattooed Ladies: 1840-2015 An Illustrated Lecture with Anni Irish
      Tuesday, May 12th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Without Sympathy: An Evening of Goth / Industrial / Post Punk and Various Waves with Vinyl Dance Party Thursday 
      Tuesday, May 14th, 9pm - Wednesday, May 15 12am, $5, SOLD OUT.
    • Amsterdam Anatomy Weekend at the Vrolik Museum
      Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th. OFFSITE: The Vrolik Museum; Amsterdam, The Netherlands, €35 to €75, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, May 16th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT.
    • Torah Animal World Taxidermy Museum Field Trip
      Sunday, May 17th, 1:45pm - 3pm, OFFSITE: 1605 41 Street, Brooklyn, NY (Ditmas Ave, F train), $15, SOLD OUT.
    • English Sparrow Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, May 17th, 12pm - 6:30pm, $195 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT.
    • The Ragged Antique Phonograph Program LIVE on WFMU from Morbid Anatomy Museum 
      Tuesday, May 19th, 6:30pm - 9pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction: An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal Goldsmith
      Thursday, May 21st, 8pm, $8
      SOLD OUT
    • Mirror, Black Mirror: A Book Launch and Illustrated lecture with Artist Camille Rose Garcia 
      Friday, May 22nd,  8pm,  $5
      Tickets (and more info) here
    • Museums, Medicine, and Mesmerism: A Historical Walking Tour with Andrea Jane, Borough of the Dead
      Saturday, May 23rd, 3pm -5pm, OFFSITE: Meet at the southernmost entrance to City Hall Park (at Broadway & Park Row), $20, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Squirrel Shoulder Mount or Pedestal Mount Class with Katie Innamorato
      Sunday, May 24th 12pm - 6pm, $275 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here

    • An evening of non-linear narrative with Douglas Rushkoff and the Narrative Lab at Queens College.
      Tuesday, May 26th, 8pm - 10pm, $5, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Devices of Curiosity: An Evening of Early Popular Science Films with Oliver Gaycken, author of Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science
      Wednesday, May 27th 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman
      Thursday, May 28th, 8pm, $8, 
      SOLD OUT
    • H.P. Lovecraft Brooklyn Guided Tour with Jane Rose
      Saturday, May 30th, 10:30am, OFFSITE: Meet at Parkside and Ocean Ave, right outside Prospect Park Entrance, $20, SOLD OUT
    • Dark Italy: An Introduction to the Hidden Wonders of the Palermo Catacombs and Fontanelle Cemetery in Naples. 
      Sunday, May 31st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
    • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part I - Alchemy it's Language and Image or How to Read an Alchemical Text. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
      Wednesday, June 3rd, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies. 
      Thursday, June 4th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    •  
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal 
      Friday, June 5th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT
    • Anthropomorphic Rabbit Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Saturday, June 6th, 12pm - 7pm, $300 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Fancy Chicken Taxidermy Class with Divya Anatharaman
      Sunday, June 7th, 12pm - 7pm, $400 (includes admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 2 - Alchemy: Substance and Symbol. An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. Wednesday, June 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Capulet Gynecologist, Montague Onanist: Medieval Sex, Renaissance Death, and Romeo and Juliet. An Illustrated Lecture with Lois Leveen 
      Thursday June 11th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Anthropomorphic Insect Shadowbox Workshop with Daisy Tainton Saturday 
      Saturday, June 13th, 1pm - 4 pm, $75, Tickets (and more info) here
    • A Thief's Guide to Alchemy: Part 3 - Alchemical Methods and Tools both Physical and Metaphysical.  An Illustrated Lecture with alchemist and author Brian Cotnoir. 
      Wednesday, June 17th, 8pm - 10pm, $10 (3 lecture pass - $25), Tickets (and more info) 
      here
    • Tarantula Preservation Class Thursday with Divya Anantharaman
      Thursday, June 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm, $80 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Emerald Tablet - Alchemical Distilation Workshop with Brian Cotnoir. 
      Saturday, June 20th, 12pm - 6pm, $100, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • A Desire for Dramaticism: Semiotics of the 1980s Goth Subculture: An illustrated lecture with Andi Harriman 
      Tuesday, June 23rd, 8pm - 10 pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Search for the Sacred Heart of Jesus, An Illustrated Lecture with Peter Nevramont. 
      Wednesday, June 24th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
    • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
      Thursday, June 25th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT
    • "Witchcraft Through the Ages” (Haxan) – Polka music! Butter Churns!! 16mm silent film screening with Victrola!!! Presented and choreographed by Joel Schlemowitz 
      Thursday, June 26th, 8pm, $8, SOLD OUT
    • Now You See It, Now You Don't: The Psychology of Magic, an Illustrated Lecture with Robert Teszka 
      Thursday, July 2nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Right Mixture: The Theory and History of the Four Humours (as told with cocktails), an Illustrated lecture with Michael Goyette, PhD 
      Thursday, July 9th, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Psychedelics and Death: A Brief Introduction. An Illustrated Lecture with Psychotherapist Dr. Neal  
      Friday July 10th, 8pm - 10pm, $8, SOLD OUT.
    • Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class, One or Two Headed! with Divya Anantharaman
      Saturday, July 11th, 12pm - 6pm, $110 for one, $125 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), SOLD OUT
    • Chick Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Sunday, July 12th, 12pm-6:30pm,  $185 for one, $200 for two headed (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Stolen Armor, Bullet Sculptures, Photos of the Dead: Soldiers' Souvenirs, or The Things They Carried (Home). A Panel with Joanna Scutts, Lauren Walsh and Susan Harlan 
      Tuesday July 14th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • 'The Gothic Sensibility: Victorian 'Gloomths' and the Contemporary 'Death Curious': An Illustrated Lecture with Romany Reagan. 
      Tuesday, July 21st, 8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Placebos, Nocebos and Voodoo Medicine, An Illustrated Lecture with Mark W Green MD, FAAN Professor of Neurology, Anesthesiology, and Rehabilitation Medicine 
      Wednesday, July 22nd, 8pm - 10pm, Tickets (and more info) here
    • Jackalope Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Saturday, July 25th, 12pm - 6pm, $250 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Rat/Guinea Pigs Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Sunday, July 26th, 12pm - 6pm, $200 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • The Even More Disturbing and Absurd World of Medical Patents: An Illustrated Lecture with Eric Indin, Registered Patent Attorney. 
      Thursday, July 30th,  8pm - 10pm, $8, Tickets (and more info) here.
    • Chipmunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Saturday, August 1st, 12pm - 6pm, $185 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Skunk Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman
      Sunday, August 2nd, 12pm - 6pm, $450 (includes admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Evening Anthropomorphic Mouse Taxidermy Class with Divya Anantharaman 
      Wednesday, August 5th, 6:30pm - 10:30pm, $110 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Starling Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Saturday, August 22nd, 12pm - 6pm, $275 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Rat/ Guinea Pig with Wings Gaff Taxidermy Class with Katie Innamorato 
      Sunday, August 23rd, 12pm - 6pm, $235 (all tickets include admission to the museum), Tickets (and more info) here
    • Hannibal Lecter, Book Collector, An Illustrated Lecture with Elisabeth Brander, Rare Book Librarian at Washington University 
      Thursday, October 8th, 8pm, Tickets (and more info) here