The Morbid Anatomy Museum
is a place for exploring intersections: those between art and science, between death and beauty, and between the curious and the morbid. It attracts a thoughtful crowd: talented, fearless and open to exchanging ideas and skills. Tucked away in the basement of this three-floor Gowanus building, a physical anthropologist and his medical illustrator wife unpack their collection of embalmed human hands before a table of eager students, there to hone their drawing skills by dissecting and illustrating each one. And true to the vision of Morbid Anatomy founder, Joanna Ebenstein, overcoming disciplinary divides and disgust lead to a most unique kind of learning.