Events | June 17, 2016

Unusual Antiques, Obscure Books at Morbid Anatomy's First Ever Flea Market in Williamsburg

Recent Morbid Anatomy Museum Flea Markets have been a something of a phenomenon, with two-hour lines stretching around the block, happy shoppers traveling from as far afield as Australia, vendors showcasing a dizzying array of one-of-a-kind artifacts, shoppers dressed to the nines, and music and cocktails that all go towards making it feel more like a concert or happening than an ordinary market. Its no surprise, then, that our fleas have been much reported on—often in image heavy stories—by the likes of The New Yorker, Time Out, Gothamist, The Village Voice and The Associated Press.

On June 26th, we will bring our popular flea to a new location: Williamsburg’s Villain, 50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn.  The larger space means more vendors and more excitement: Instead of our usual thirteen vendors, we will have over thirty, including Ryan Matthew Cohn of TV's Oddities with bones, antique anatomical lithographs, early apothecary, and pickled specimens; Evan Michelson and Mike Zohn of Obscura Antiques and TV's Oddities with antiques, Victoriana, and assorted curiosities; The NYC Taxidermy Collective featuring Taxidermist in Residence Divya Anantharaman—who teaches our popular mouse anthropomorphic taxidermy class—with handmade, ethically sourced contemporary rogue taxidermy; Karen Bachmann with Victorian hair work jewelry and handmade bone relics; JD Powe with rare antique taxidermy and natural history; Invisible Gallery with American fraternal order rarities and esoterica; and Will Baker with astounding rare books and ephemera. 

Other vendors include Wilder Duncan, Annalisa Avogardi, Elizabeth New, Daisy Tainton, Karla Varg, and Amber Maykut selling obscure artifacts, insect dioramas, bizarre piñatas, vintage clothing, one-of-a-kind jewelry, antique natural science, art, and much more!

There will also be opportunities to get your fortune told by members of the Tarot Society, and, of course, fresh cocktails!

Sunday June 26th
12 to 6pm (Members arrive at 11, cut the line all day)
Admission only $1 / Location:  Villain, 50 N 3rd St, Brooklyn
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