On October 3, 2018, Joanna Ebentstein, co-founder (with Tracy Hurley Martin) of the Museum of Morbid Anatomy, will lead a curated conversation around an exhibition object for the first evening of our First Wednesdays Conversation series. Museum admission and gallery programs will be free from 6–8 pm on the first Wednesday evening of the month (except September and January). Visitors will have access to the exhibitions, enjoy live jazz and free drinks.


Joanna Ebenstein is a Graphic designer and Photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She is also the co-founder (with Tracy Hurley Martin) of the Museum of Morbid Anatomy. Morbid Anatomy began as a blog by Joanna Ebenstein, developed in conjunction with the exhibition Anatomical Theatre. Today it is run by Ebenstein with Laetitia Barbier, who has been with Morbid Anatomy since 2010, and served as programming director and head librarian the recently shuttered Morbid Anatomy Museum. Ebenstein is the editor of Death: A Graveside Companion; author of The Anatomical Venus; coauthor (with Dr. Pat Morris) and featured photographer of Walter Potter’s Curious World of Taxidermy; and co-editor and art director of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology.


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