July 12, 2015
"MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM" - NOT WORTH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION.
Today I decided to take the subway down to Brooklyn to check out the MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM, located at 424 Third Ave, in Brooklyn, at the corner of 7th Street. For months I've been dying to check out this place, hearing about it online that it was amazing. Well, this was a waste of my $8.00. This place was a YAWN. There is nothing morbid about it. I walked in and paid my 8 dollars. Staff was very polite and sweet. You walk in and you are right in the gift shop and towards the back is a cute coffee shop. I got my yellow ticket and went up the stairs to the museum Exhibition: DO THE SPIRITS RETURN?: FROM DARK ARTS TO SLIGHT OF HAND IN EARLY 20TH CENTURY STAGE MAGIC.
So I gave my ticket to the nice girl behind the desk and walked around in the small space and checked out the life and work of Howard Thuston. Mostly posters of his magic shows, some photographs, some props and that was it for that small living room size exhibition. YAWN!!!!!!... Then I headed to the small back room which is the research library, which is suppose to hold all this amazing specimens, artifacts, 2,000 books, etc., as the online website mentions - well it was just paper mache skeleton dolls, some skulls, paper mache skulls, taxidermy small animals, dentures, prosthetic teeth, broken saints, dust bunnies, broken virgin Mary, toy skulls, silly putty stuff what they call wax embryological models, and whatever tired junk they called morbid, and about 300 books on anatomy, some about movies, nothing much to say about the books.
This is what I thought the Morbid Anatomy Museum was going to be about: the history of death, caskets, dead bodies in photos, in film, etc., tombstones, real skulls, Voodoo Dolls, witchery, bigger taxidermy dead animals, clothes of the dead, anatomy stuff, and just crazy MORBID stuff wall to wall, room to room full of morbid stuff - Well I thought wrong... Ain't nothing morbid about this joint.
You want to see morbid stuff take a walk to one of the local Botanicas in your borough or take a walk inside the local cemeteries and you see things that will be morbid or close to it, and is free. Or let me know you can get a free tour of my apartment, you get to see morbid, cool stuff I have been collecting for years including my dead grandpa's dentures or
my dead uncle dentistry teeth collection from the 1970's.
MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM should be ashamed charging 8.00 per person for a two room exhibition of tired objects, props and junkets. 8.00 Dollars not worth the price of admission.
This place gets ZERO stars from me.