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Death Salon + The Dark Artisans’ Bazaar

September 15th, 2015

The fifth Death Salon event is rapidly approaching, hosted the weekend of October 5-6 at the stunning Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Death Salon is fashioned in the spirit of eighteenth-century salons, as an informal gathering of intellectuals and enthusiasts, dedicated to conversations on mortality and mourning and their effects on our culture and history. […]

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The Witch’s Mark

July 1st, 2015

Hope and Feathers Gallery is proud to host The Witch’s Mark for the month of July, 2015. Curated by New England based visual-artist Courtney Brooke Hall, the diverse group show represents a visual exploration of the spiritual self through the feminine connection to nature. Exhibiting photographs, paintings, sculptures, and illustrations from both international and American […]

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5&Diamond LOS ANGELES!

June 30th, 2015

5 and Diamond has recently opened their brand new Melrose shop in Los Angeles and will be hosting their grand opening party on August 1! Can’t make it to the West Coast? Check out their online shop!

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Memento Mori at Loved to Death

April 15th, 2015

A reminder not to miss Paul Koudounaris‘s signing of his new book, Memento Mori, tomorrow night at San Francisco’s Loved to Death! I have been fortunate to obtain an early copy of the book, and it is an absolute masterpiece.  Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, Paul […]

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San Francisco Event! Paul Koudounaris at Loved To Death

March 18th, 2015

To celebrate the release of Dr. Paul Koudounaris‘ highly anticipated third book on the subject of the death in sacred context, Loved to Death in San Francisco will be hosting a book signing and photo exhibit from images from Memento Mori. Through photos taken at more than 250 sites in thirty countries over a decade, […]

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Future Corpse

February 3rd, 2015

The Order of the Good Death have announced their Death Salon events for 2015: the first coming this spring at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles, on April 26, and the second, two day event at The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia on October 5 & 6. Not familiar with The Order of the Good Death […]

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Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century

November 21st, 2014

Victorian fashion continues to amaze with its’ macabre overtones: while we’re all familiar with the Mourning rituals of the era and the long term perils of tight-laced corsets,  now we can add arsenic poisoning to the list. Both the wearer and the maker of many Victorian garments were at risk: from prolonged arsenic and mercury […]

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Death Becomes Her at the MET

July 2nd, 2014

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has just announced their fall exhibition this year will be entitled Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. Approximately 30 ensembles will be on display, exploring the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Running late […]

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