Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Museum of Mourning Photography & Memorial Practice

Today's Chicago Tribune features an article on The Museum of Mourning Photography & Memorial Practice located in our very own Logan Square. Currently the Museum consists of the private collection of Anthony Vizzari and is housed in his apartment and can only be visited by appointment. In addition to the 1000+ photographs, there is an extensive collection of "pertinent literature and memorial ephemera." I think that we might want to get in touch with them and take a little Fools' field trip.

6 comments:

Kurt Chiang said...

yes yes

DinaBear said...

I'M IN.

DinaBear said...

Oh! I just looked at their website and they have a blog too:

http://mourningphoto.blogspot.com/

pbsebastian said...

I'm definitely in.

I would have loved to have gone to their masquerade celebrating the season of death. Perhaps they will have another in '08.

John R Pierson said...

I'm in too. Maybe at the meeting next sunday night we can figure out a time to go.

MoMP said...

I just found your post...yes, if you're in Chicago drop us an email to make an appointment. We have a ton of requests right now, so good time to get in que. The Trib article slammed us. Most we can take at once is 4, 5 is pushing it... And yes, we do have a blog, but no one seems to comment or read it? I guess we're just not active enough on it? It's hard enough just trying to manage the collection and web site. Anyhow, thanks for your interest! -Anthony R. Vizzari, The Museum of Mourning Photography & Memorial Practice. info@mourningphoto.com