Morbid Anatomy Weekend

A Pop-Up Series of Macabre Subjects
Saturday October 29, 12-6PM
Sunday, October 30, 4-7PM 

Book signings and weekend symposium!

Join Morbid Anatomy in Los Angeles for our first California pop-up consisting of a party, special tours, and an all day symposium at fabulous La Luz de Jesus featuring Megan Rosenbloom of the Norris Medical Library of the USC; Morbid Anatomy Museum co-founders Tracy Hurley Martin and Joanna Ebenstein & founding board member Tonya Hurley; Morbid Anatomy Museum scholar in residence Elizabeth Harper; Gross America author Richard Faulk, and many more!


Morbid Anatomy Los Angeles Popup Symposium at La Luz de Jesus
Date: Saturday, October 29th
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Admission: $25
Click here for tickets

*** First 25 tickets will grant access to the Magic Castle’s Dia de Los Muertos event on Sunday 10/30. Must be 21+ with valid ID on their person and in a Halloween costume. NOTE: The Magic Castle has a dress code, so for more info about the event, check here:

On Saturday, October 29, join us for a day long symposium featuring illustrated talks on macabre Catholic relics, 1960s televangalist Miss Velma, and books bound in human skin; films devoted to Victorian taxidermy tableaux of kitten weddings and tearful cemetery pilgrimages; a multimedia spoken-word performance devoted to Kraftwerk; and much more! Speakers will include Megan Rosenbloom of the Norris Medical Library of the USC, The Morbid Anatomy Muyseum’s Tracy Hurley Martin (cofounder and board chair) and Joanna Ebenstein (cofounder and creative director), MAM founding board member and New York Times best selling author Tonya Hurley, Morbid Anatomy Museum scholar in residence Elizabeth Harper, Gross America author Richard Faulk, and many more!


12:00 Tracy Hurley Martin: Introductory remarks
12:15 Richard Faulk: Witches, Weavers, Pimps, and Whores: Curse Tablets and the Rarely Seen Working Class in Ancient Rome
12:45 Megan Rosenbloom: Anthropodermic Bibliopegy: Books Bound in Human Skin
1:15 Elizabeth Harper: The Miraculous Relics of “Uncle Vincent
1:45 Joanna Ebenstein: The Morbid Anatomy Museum
2:15 Stephen Vesesky: Kraftwerk: Sex, Lies and Audiotape.
2:45 Tonya Hurley & Tracy Hurley Martin: Solo-Me-O
3:15 – Break
3:45 Louis Sahagun: Master of Mysteries: The Life and Death of Manly Palmer Hall
4:15 Daniel Paul: Dr. Jaggers, Miss Velma, the Universal World Church, and Christmas
5:00 Ronni Thomas: Screening of The Man Who Married Kitten: Documentary on the Victorian Taxidermist Walter Potter
5:30 Tomas Prower: The Cult of Santa Muerte

Admission to the full symposium schedule is $25, but those not able to attend can still order signed books which can be held for pick-up or shipped.

The Anatomical Venus Book Signing Event
Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Admission: FREE

Join us on the second day of the Morbid Anatomy Museum West Coast Pop-Up for a FREE, non-ticketed book signing event for the latest title from MAM’s co-founder & creative director Joanna Ebenstein — THE ANATOMICAL VENUS: Wax, God, Death & The Ecstatic.

Copies of this beautiful tome will be available for purchase at the event or by phone for mailing. Call or email the bookstore, click the link below to buy online.


The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & The Ecstatic
by Joanna Ebenstein
Published by D.A.P.
Hardcover $35
ISBN: 978-1938922916
5.91 x 1 x 9.5 in | Pages: 224
Arts & Photography | History & Criticism | Erotica


The Morbid Anatomy Anthology
Edited by Joanna Ebenstein and Colin Dickey
Published by Morbid Anatomy Press
Hardcover $30
ISBN: 978-0989394307
6.1 x 1.5 x 8.5 in | Pages: 491
Medical Reference | Pop Culture | Social Sciences

Many more books and objects will be available for purchase at the Symposium.
Only books purchased here (in person, online or by phone) will be signed.
Email or call the bookstore at (323)663-0122 for details.