The Velaslavasay Panorama Presents:
Anatomical Venuses, The Slashed Beauty, and Fetuses Dancing a Jig:

A Journey into the Curious World of the Medical Museum

An Illustrated Lecture by Joanna Ebenstein

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Thursday, February 9th, 2012
8 o'clock
Tickets $10 {$8 VPES Members, Students & Seniors}
Available at

1122 West 24th Street Los Angeles, CA 90007


The Velaslavasay Panorama welcomes photographer and researcher Joanna Ebenstein, who has traveled the world seeking out the most fascinating, curious, and overlooked medical collections. Abounding with images and insight, Ms. Ebenstein's lecture will introduce you to the Medical Museum and its curious denizens. She will discuss the history of medical modeling, survey the great artists of the genre, and examine the other death-related arts and amusements which made up the cultural landscape at the time that these objects were originally created, collected, and exhibited. Joanna Ebenstein is a New York based artist and independent researcher. She runs the popular Morbid Anatomy Blog and the related Morbid Anatomy Library, where her privately held cabinet of curiosities and research library are made available by appointment.


Forthcoming Events:

February 10th, 2012 - 8 o'clock pm -
CAPTURED AURAL PHANTASY THEATER  presents the Valentine's Day Panorama of Love.

Tour the many facets of love through '50s and' 60s romance comic books and other retro pop culture nuggets, including leering at awkward high school experimentation and going back to class to get schooled in the “facts of life.” Revel to performances of vintage tales of romance such as 1951’s I Joined a Teen-Aged Sex Club  and 1955’s Not Husband Material, presented live in a show that includes sultry singing, stunning visual art, short acts, prizes, and live music from our house band!
More information and tickets available at:

February 11th, 2012 - 6 o'clock pm - 

Gather for the opening of the new exhibition in the Ancillary Salon; Pasadena's Arroyo Seco and the Antiquarian Camera
Photography by  Steven Roberts



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1122 West 24th Street
Los Angeles, California 90007

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