Brooklyn’s strangest museum has officially closed.
The Morbid Anatomy Museum located in Gowanus said goodbye after an unsuccessful campaign to raise $75,000 to keep their doors open. The museum, that brought together “death and beauty”, often received rave reviews from the press and locals alike, but failed to develop broader support in the form of grants, gifts, and other sponsorship to pay their insane $10,000 a month rent.
“Over the past two and a half years, we have worked hard to create a museum unlike any other, and to support a community that values our distinctive exhibitions, lecture series, and workshops. We are proud of the unique, award winning and critically acclaimed work we have done. Good press, however — as we have learned — does not pay the rent,” the museum detailed on their official website. “Our institution was made possible by an incredible investment from our co-founder and a dedicated group of early supporters, but we were sadly unable to develop the broad support from our audience and from grants, gifts, and other sponsorship that is necessary for sustainability.”
The museum was known for its eccentric taxidermy exhibits, library of witchcraft and science, lectures and dark events that aren’t often showcased in museums around the borough and fans of the museum were visibly upset.
“Please, us freax need you. Your library is so important,” said one distraught fan on Instagram.
Though no plans have been announced for the Brooklyn spot, or if they may even reopen, the museum’s leaders restored hope in the community who often visited.
“We don’t yet know what comes next, but we’ll look forward to seeing you on the other side of this,” the museum said via Instagram.