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There's a dark side to every hobby, and sometimes that side can be really, really dark. But also pretty hilarious, boggling, and fun to look at. Such is the case with the failed experiments collected in Kat Su's Crap Taxidermy, a book culled from his popular tumblr on the same subject. The volume is out from Ten Speed Press on September 9, but until then, peruse a sneak peek at the most terrible and odd photos...
The 24 hours before the impending doom of Monday morning are often reserved for a little R&R, but how about tossing in a few anthropomorphic taxidermy mice and exploded skulls into your Sunday Funday? Spinning off their annual Holiday Fair in December, the Morbid Anatomy Museum’s first ever Summer Flea Market this Sunday promises the gamut of oddities: Elizabeth New’s medical photography-inspired quilts and home decor, Amber Jolliffe Maykut’s costume-clad taxidermy mice (pizza chef mouse,...
In December, we told you (via DNAinfo) that Gowanus was getting a Morbid Anatomy Museum. It's an expansion of the blog and website of the same name, run by artist and historian Joanna Ebenstein, which has produced lectures and workshops highlighting "books bound in human skin, postmortem photography, forgotten mail-order smut, pre-cinematic fright shows, 18th century Italian anatomical waxes, moulage making, Victorian hair art jewelry, and anthropomorphic mouse taxidermy." Now we have some updates. According to Tracy...
Anyone who enjoys using their free time to look at fetuses in jars and taxidermied kittens in Victorian costumes—so, everyone?—can now save the cost of a Megabus trip to Philly's Mutter Museum: Gowanus is getting its own "Museum of Morbid Anatomy," an expansion of the long-running blog and library of the same name. It'll be run by the blog's proprietor, historian Joanna Ebenstein, and feature a lot of stuff at the "interstices of art...

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