Morbid Anatomy Museum

  • NY

About Us

The Morbid Anatomy Museum is a non-profit institution that celebrates, exhibits and educates about artifacts, histories and ideas which are not taken seriously by many institutions, things which challenge our distinctions between high and low culture, art and science, art and craft, and art and metaphysics.

During its first two years in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, The Museum has garnered a great deal of press and attention for our exhibitions, publications, public events and educational workshops. MAM’s first exhibition, The Art of Mourning, was awarded The Victorian Society NY’s 2015 Preservation Award for Exhibitions. Other exhibitions have included 2015’s Opus Hypnagogia: Sacred Spaces of the Visionary and Vernacular, which celebrated the work of under-represented “outsider” artists such as America’s earliest Visionary artist Charles Dellschau (1830 – 1923), and included never-before-seen works by renowned artist William Blayney (1918 – 1985), among many others.  The Museum’s unique programs also include our popular weekly lecture series, film screenings, and performances. Unlike many other museums, MAM draws a younger audience; the majority of visitors and social media users are between 22 and 45, and have resulted in over 235,000 Facebook likes, over 15,000 Twitter followers, and over 54,000 Instagram followers.