Events & Talks

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Whimsical Taxidermy in 19th Century Design with Collector Extraordinaire John Whitenight

Morbid Anatomy Museum
424 Third Avenue (at 7th Street)
Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, March 19
8 pm
Info /tickets

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Contemporary artists explore our relationship with animals
Nevada Museum of Art
Reno, Nevada
Presentation and gallery talk
Thursday, November 20, 2014
6 p.m.

Books Beneath the Bridge:

Community Bookstore
Brooklyn Bridge Park (see park link for direction)
A night of readings with the Morbid Anatomy Museum 
Monday, July 28
7 pm

Barnes & Noble
Broadway at 82nd Street
Friday, December 13
6 pm
Panel discussion and book fair.
Moderated by The Beacon School.

Union Club (Members Only)
101 East 69th Street
Thursday, November 29
7 pm
Reading and cocktail reception.

543 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Morbid Anatomy Library Post-Disaster Benefit
MCed by Evan Michelson of TV's "Oddities" and cult
writer Mark Dery.

Rutgers University
Museums, Monuments and American Culture
New Brunswick, NJ
January 10, 2012
Illustrated lecture and Q+A.

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Double Vision: Lectures by Artists and Experts
Kansas City, MO
November 18, 2011
Totems and Taxidermy, illustrated lecture and book signing along with artist Barry Anderson.

Halloween Eve: Macabre Stories
October 30, 2011
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan

Come warm up for Halloween at the KGB Bar with an evening of macabre stories from the top purveyors of the creepy, some true, some anatomically correct… and all very scary. Tonight’s event includes medically accurate zombie neurobiology from Dr. Steven Schlozman, professor in psychiatry at Harvard University, expert lessons in taxidermy by myself, more Bram Stoker Awards than you can shake a stick at (Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door), and Sarah Murray, author of Making an Exit: From the Magnificent to the Macabre—How We Dignify the Dead.

NYC Metro Chapter of the Victorian Society in America
New York New Church
114 East 35th Street, New York, NY
September 13, 2011
Illustrated talk and book signing.

Christ Church, Oyster Bay
Hosted by Friends of Sagamore Hill
Long Island, NY
March 31, 2011
Taxidermy in the Days of Theodore Roosevelt and Beyond: Museum Builders Replicate Life Under Glass
Lecture, Dr. John Gable Lecture Series.

Yale Peabody Museum
Ostrom Program Series
New Haven, CT
March 24, 2011
Illustrated talk and book signing.

Powerhouse Books
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY
March 10, 2011
Paperback launch/illustrated talk and signing.

The Secret Science Club
Brooklyn, NY
December 7, 2010
Fifth Annual Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest
Reading and judging.

The Natural History Museum
of Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA
November 11, 2010
Illustrated talk, reception, and book signing with
museum taxidermist Tim Bovard.

Lafayette College
Easton, PA
November 3, 2010
Lecture: Cultures of Nature.

East Brunswick Public Library
East Brunswick, NJ
August 17, 2010
Reading and book signing.

Museum of Arts and Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY
May 27, 2010
Illustrated presentation and book signing.

The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Los Angeles, CA
April 25, 2010
Panel discussion: Making the Small Story Big,
with Stephen Elliott, David Grann, and
Pico Iyer; moderated by Geoff Nicholson.

The Congress of Curious People
Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
April 17, 2010
Lecture and panel discussion: Cabinets of Curiosity:
Collecting in the 21st Century

Brooklyn, NY
March 31, 2010
Illustrated talk and book signing.

The Leonard Lopate Show
National Public Radio
April 1, 2010
Live interview on NPR.
Listen to the podcast

Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
March 24, 2010
Lecture and book signing.

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Cambridge, MA
March 18, 2010
Book talk followed by reception in the
zoological galleries.

The American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY
March 16, 2010
Talk and book signing, with taxidermists
Bruce Schwendeman and Emily Mayer.

Greenlight Book Store
Brooklyn, NY
March 11, 2010
Reading and discussion with local taxidermist
Melissa Dixson; special guest Emily Mayer.

Night to Celebrate Reading
Brooklyn, NY
November 19, 2009
Book reading fundraiser with Tad Friend,
Warren St. John and actor Gabiel Byrne.

The Secret Science Club
Brooklyn, NY
November 15, 2009
Fourth Annual Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest
Guest speaker.
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Photos: AMNH archives
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