The Secret Arts - Atlas Obscura Experiences

The Secret Arts

$15 per device Online Experience
1 hour
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$15 per device
New York, NY
$15 per person
New York, NY See Dates
What We’ll Do

Watchmaking. Paleography. Crystal Synthesis. Mud Ball Polishing.

One of Atlas Obscura's favorite online experiences, The Secret Arts, where we invite some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft, is back! Each edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with hosts Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura) and Rachel Bouton (Atlas Obscura, Science Friday). Unlike more instructional events, we'll explore some of the key lessons and discoveries our guest has made over the years, how you might try your hand at their unique skill yourself, and answer your questions live! Join us, and take a step into the unknown realm of The Secret Arts!

March 11th: Pie Art!

During this special Pi Day edition of The Secret Arts, Eric welcomes renowned pie artist, and author of Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate, Lauren Ko to discuss what it takes to create museum-quality pastries. We'll find out how she finds her inspiration, learn some of her tips for making singular pieces of pie art, and how you can start trying it yourself. Don't miss it!

Where We’ll Be


About Your Host
Eric Grundhauser and Rachel Bouton
Eric Grundhauser and Rachel Bouton

Eric Grundhauser is the Senior Producer at Atlas Obscura Experiences. Eric heads up Atlas Obscura's online experiences program, hosting and producing shows that bring our curious world to life! He lives in Brooklyn with his comic book collection. His work has been featured on Slate, NPR, Vanity Fair, The AV Club, Motherboard, Smithsonian, and a bunch of other places where reasonable content is sold. Helluva guy. Have any issues?

Rachel Bouton is the Program Manager of Program Manager, Group and Co-Branded at Atlas Obscura Experiences. Currently eating dumplings and thinking about space.

What Else You Should Know

Once registered, you can access the Zoom room for this experience through your confirmation email or Eventbrite account. Atlas Obscura online experiences are recommended for attendees age 13+.

This online experience will be recorded. A temporary link to the recording will be provided in a follow-up email to all ticket holders within 72 hours after the event. Access to this recording will be available for seven days.

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