Morbid Anatomy Museum

The Morbid Anatomy Museum was a nonprofit exhibition space founded by Joanna Ebenstein and Tracy Hurley Martin in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The museum was an expansion of Ebenstein's long-running project, the Morbid Anatomy Blog and Library and draws heavily on her experiences with the also defunct art groups Observatory and Proteus Gowanus. The museum building had a lecture and event space, a cafe and a store. Ebenstein is a member of The Order of the Good Death The museum's closing was announced 18 Dec 2016.The Museum was conceived, organized and planned by Joanna Ebenstein, Tracy Hurley Martin, Colin Dickey, and Aaron Beebe and located at 424a Third Avenue in Brooklyn, a former nightclub building the interior of which was re-modeled by architects Robert Kirkbride and Tony Cohn in 2014. In Ebenstein's words, the new space was designed to give a home for a "regular lecture series and DIY intellectual salon that brings together artists, writers, curators and passionate amateurs dedicated to what sums up as 'the things that fall through the cracks.The space focused on forgotten or neglected histories through exhibitions, education and public programming. Themes included nature, death and society, anatomy, medicine, arcane media, and curiosity and curiosities broadly considered. The artifacts featured in its rotating exhibitions were drawn from private collections and museums' storage spaces.

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