Observatory is a collaborative arts and presentation space located in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York adjacent to The Morbid Anatomy Library and founded by Morbid Anatomy creator Joanna Ebenstein.

Observatory is the home base of "Morbid Anatomy Presents," a series of lectures and events which seek to explore the interstices of art and medicine, death and culture. The lecture part of this series welcomes a mix of museum professionals, professors, rogue scholars, artists and autodidacts to give illustrated talks on arcana ranging from taxidermy to European medical collections, dissection and masturbation, to antique horror theatre, Santa Muerte to the Victorian love affair with death. The Morbid Anatomy Art Academy offers classes and workshops instructing students in workshops such as anthropomorphic mouse taxidermy, anthropomorphic insect shadowboxes, Victorian hair art jewelry, and drawing from real anatomical specimens.

You can see a complete list of upcoming Morbid Anatomy Presents events by clicking here. You can view an assortment of past events by clicking here.
Observatory is located at 543 Union Street (at Nevins) in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Gallery hours are 3-6pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 12-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays or by appointment. Please enter Observatory via Proteus Gowanus Interdisciplary Gallery and Reading Room.

You can visit the Observatory website by clicking here. You can directions by clicking here, join our mailing list by clicking here, and join us on Facebook by clicking here.

Image: Michael Sappol on Fritz Kahn at Observatory