A Carnival of Taxidermy! Stuffed Animals Book Gala - Atlas Obscura


A Carnival of Taxidermy! Stuffed Animals Book Gala

Join us for a wildy wondrous celebration replete with stop-motion films, custom drinks, live jazz, taxidermy demonstrations, oddity vendors, and more...

Immerse yourself in a day of wonder and revelry at this carnivalesque gala of oddity, art, and science celebrating the release of a fascinating new book on the art of taxidermy by Brooklyn taxidermists Divya Anantharaman and Katie Innamorato. Come discover the secrets and stories of this resurgent craft at this illuminating and enchanting celebration.

Peruse the wares of oddities vendors and dance the evening away to the jazz brass sound of The Gotham Easy. Try the event’s signature cocktail, enjoy vintage stop-motion animation films, and get your new book signed by both Divya and Katie as you mingle with other lovers of the strange and unusual.

In their new book Stuffed Animals, published by The Countryman Press (W. W. Norton), Anantharaman and Innamorato demystify the practice of taxidermy, shatter the gross stereotypes, and make it accessible to anyone. Committed to ethical and sustainable sourcing. The authors are part of the vanguard of young taxidermists who bring a sense of fun and experimentation to this old-school hobby. Join us to celebrate the release of the book with a festival of music, libations and presentations that include curious stop-motion films, a short history of taxidermy with John Janelli, and taxidermy demos by Divya and Katie.

*Be sure to join our raffle for a chance to win a satyr tragopan, taxidermied by Divya, worth $300, as well as other small prizes, provided by our vendors.*



October 23rd, 4 PM - 8 PM
at ACME Studios
63 N 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11249


EARLY BIRD: $30 / $55 with signed copy of the book

REGULAR ADMISSION: $40 / $65 with signed copy of the book

(Early Bird tickets available until September 30th)