Tonight the doors of the Morbid Anatomy Museum will open with a grand party to celebrate death and darkness, and all of you being alive, for now. The event (you can purchase tickets here) will even feature mourning foods and a spirit photo booth "where you can have your photo taken with a spirit of your choice."

The small, independent museum is painted black, and darkens the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street in Brooklyn. Their main focus is on "adult education in the humanities related to medicine and 'surveying the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture.'" Also: dead animals in jars.

Along with their forever items, there will be regular talks and discussions held by medical scholars and historians, and to kick things off: an exhibition called "The Art of Mourning." This showcases artworks (many of them never before exhibited) "relating to mourning culture from the 18th to the 20th century including postmortem paintings and photography; hair art shadowboxes and jewelry; death masks; spirit photography; and mourning china drawn mainly from the astounding private collection of Stanley B. Burns MD, author of Sleeping Beauty and founder of The Burns Archive."

Their official opening is tomorrow at noon, and after that they will be open from 12-6 p.m. every day except for Tuesdays and holidays. We dropped by this week, and you can click through for a preview.