Observatory is an art and events space in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.  Founded in February 2009 and run by a group of eight artists and bloggers, the space seeks to present programming inspired by the 18th century notion of “rational amusement” and is especially interested in topics residing at the interstices of art and science, history and curiosity, magic and nature.  The space hosts screenings, lectures, classes, and exhibitions, and is part of the Proteus Gowanus art complex.  It is located at 543 Union Street (at Nevins), and is accessed through Proteus Gowanus Gallery’s entrance. Observatory’s gallery hours are 3-6pm on Thursdays and Fridays; and 12-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Michael Sappol on Fritz Kahn at Observatory

Michael Sappol on Fritz Kahn at Observatory

Observatory is:

Joanna Ebenstein – multi-disciplinary artist, creator of the Morbid Anatomy blog, and keeper of The Morbid Anatomy Library

Michelle Enemark – author and photographer of Curious Expeditions

Ethan Gould – artist and co-founder of the Hollow Earth Society

Pam Grossman – curator and author of Phantasmaphile, and Associate Editor of Abraxas International Journal of Esoteric Studies

Wythe Marschall – writer and co-founder of the Hollow Earth Society

Salvador Olguin - writer and poet, and director of Borderline Projects

Shannon Taggart - photographer

Dylan Thuras – Co-Founder of Atlas Obscura, and author of Curious Expeditions