Filtering by: Peabody Essex Museum

Rodin: Transforming Sculpture at Peabody Essex Museum
May
14
to Sep 5

Rodin: Transforming Sculpture at Peabody Essex Museum

  • 161 Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
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Whether working in plaster, marble or bronze on an intimate or monumental scale, Auguste Rodin captured the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings in ways that few sculptors before or after him have achieved. He also profoundly changed the language of sculpture by playing with accident and emphasizing the act of creating rather than completing a work of art. Rodin favored fragmentation and recombination as the principal expression of the significance he attached to change and transformation as the keys to creativity. Featuring sculptures and drawings, this thematic exhibition highlights the drama and experimentation that have established Rodin as one of the greatest sculptors of all time.

Originally titled Metamorphoses: In Rodin's Studio, the exhibition is organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Musée Rodin, Paris. The exhibition was curated by Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with the assistance of Sylvain Cordier, Associate Curator and Curator of early decorative arts, and under the direction of Catherine Chevillot, Head Curator and Director of the Musée Rodin, by Sophie Biass-Fabiani, Curator of the Graphic Arts and Painting. The AMG Foundation sponsored the exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support. The exhibition catalogue, with contributions on Rodin's process by leading scholars, is published by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. 

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Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age
Feb
27
to Jun 5

Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age

  • 161 Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
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The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents an exhibition that draws on its world-renowned Asian export art collection to explore a fascinating and pivotal intersection of art, commerce and innovation. Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age features 200 superlative works of art -- paintings, textiles, ceramics, silver, lacquerware, furniture, jewelry and books -- that reveal the transformative impact of Asian luxuries on Dutch art and life in the 17th century. The exhibition features loans from more than 60 collections worldwide, including treasures from the British, Swedish and Dutch royal households, as well as from museums and private collections in the Netherlands and throughout Europe and the United States.
 
Co-organized with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the exhibition offers new research and fresh perspectives on the Dutch Golden Age and will be on view at PEM, the exclusive U.S. venue, from February 27 through June 5, 2016. 
 
Founded less than a year apart – in 1798 and 1799 –  the Rijksmuseum and PEM boast rich collections inextricably linked to early international trade. Salem, like Amsterdam, was a hub for ideas, commerce and culture, connecting its citizens to the wider world. America’s first global entrepreneurs established the East India Marine Society, the forerunner of PEM. These intrepid mariners and entrepreneurs sailed beyond the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn and considered the diverse objects of art and culture they brought back from “the farthest ports of the rich East” as expressions of a new global world.

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Intersections Exhibition at Peabody Essex Museum
Feb
6
to Jul 10

Intersections Exhibition at Peabody Essex Museum

  • 161 Essex Street Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
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On view February 6, 2016 to July 10, 2016

Located in the: Wheatland Family Gallery

Intersections is an immersive single room installation that bathes the visitor in a geometric array of light and shadow. Inspired by traditional Islamic architectural motifs, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha's laser-cut steel lantern conjures the design of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, a historic site of cross-cultural intersection where a thousand years ago Islamic and Western cultures thrived in coexistence. Agha, an internationally renowned, award-winning artist, creates mixed media works that engage topics ranging from global politics and cultural multiplicity, to mass media and gender roles.

 

 

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Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons
Jan
9
to Apr 3

Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons

On view January 9, 2016 to April 3, 2016

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons presents the most ambitious collaboration between the Afro-Cuban artist and her husband, musician and composer Neil Leonard. Through large-scale blown glass sculptures, paintings, photographs, and evocative soundscapes, the artist draws on the structural forms found in the abandoned sugar mills and rum factories of her childhood island home. Incorporating the sweet smell of rum, this multi-sensory exhibition creates an intoxicating reconceptualization of the often-brutal history of the Cuban sugar industry, offering a visceral experience that ignites the senses and our emotional awareness of place, memory, identity and labor. 

Alchemy of the Soul: Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is made possible in part by June McCormack and John and Cynthia Reed, and by supporters of PEM's Present Tense Initiative: Terry and Dick Albright, Dick and Deborah Carlson, Susan and Appy Chandler and Fay Chandler. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.

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Native Fashion Now at Peabody Essex Museum
Nov
21
to Mar 6

Native Fashion Now at Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Organizes First Large-Scale Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Native American Fashion

Native Fashion Now
At PEM November 21, 2015 - March 6, 2016
Exhibition On View at Four Museums Nationwide

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the first large-scale traveling exhibition of contemporary Native American fashion, celebrating indigenous designers from across the United States and Canada, from the 1950s to today. Native Fashion Now explores the exciting and complex realms where fashion meets art, cultural identity, politics and commerce. As lead organizer, PEM hosts Native Fashion Now from November 21, 2015 through March 6, 2016. The exhibition then travels throughout 2016 and 2017 to the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon; the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in New York City.

PEM is home to one of the world’s oldest and best public collections of Native art and culture of the Americas. The museum also owns one of the country’s most extensive and global collections of historic clothing and textiles and a growing collection of global contemporary fashion. This traveling exhibition is the first to emphasize the longstanding, evolving and increasingly prominent relationship between fashion and creativity in Native culture.

Through nearly 100 works, Native Fashion Now explores the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists -- from pioneering Native style-makers to today’s maverick designers. The exhibition also includes select Native-influenced pieces by non-Native designers such as Isaac Mizrahi and Ralph Lauren. Native Fashion Now immerses the viewer in all aspects of contemporary Native fashion -- its concerns, modes of expression and efforts to create meaning through fashion.

Why now?
Creative expression has long been an important means of Native American cultural survival, with specialized artists creating hand-made, one-of-a-kind garments and accoutrements. Today’s Native designers are expanding on this tradition, breaking creative boundaries with clothing and accessories that go beyond expectations of buckskin, fringe and feathers.

“Native American art and culture are often perceived as phenomena of the past -- or just mere replicas,” said Karen Kramer, PEM’s Curator of Native American Art and Culture. “But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Contemporary Native fashion designers are dismantling and upending familiar motifs, adopting new forms of expression and materials, and sharing their vision of Native culture and design with a global audience.”

Increasingly, Native fashion designers’ work can be seen at fashion shows, in stores, in skate parks and online. Native fashion designers have dressed presidents’ wives and been finalists on Project Runway, while museums and private collectors around the world have acquired their works. They’re decking out the T-shirts, handbags, sneakers and jewelry of Native and non-Native people alike.

60 Years of Native Fashion
The exhibition’s four themes -- Pathbreakers, Revisitors, Activators and Provocateurs --  reflect how designers respond to ideas and trends in the world of Native fashion. Pathbreakers are groundbreaking designers, while Revisitors refresh, renew and expand on tradition. Activators embrace an everyday, personal style that engages with today’s trends and politics, while Provocateurs depart from conventional fashion to make works that are conceptually driven and experimental. All of these designers have something important in common: through their work, they express artistic agency, cultural identity and their unique personal perspective. Native Fashion Now  invites the public into a dynamic, contemporary fashion scene and offers the opportunity to explore both its roots and its cutting-edge, new paths. Runway footage, artist interviews and fashion photography communicate its immediacy throughout the exhibition.    

In the middle of the 20th century, Native artists began to reach beyond their own communities, and  entered the world of mainstream fashion. The Cherokee designer Lloyd “Kiva” New was the first to create a successful high-fashion brand. In the 1950s, he sold his customized clothing and accessories to a specialized clientele across the nation, from boutiques on Fifth Avenue to Beverly Hills, and distributed his line through Neiman Marcus. Since New’s days as a pioneering Native designer, many others have brought his entrepreneurial, innovative spirit into fashion design and Native aesthetics. They source their fabrics globally and bring their designs to wide markets, achieve recognition far beyond their home communities and create fashion that blends cultural iconography and knowledge with mainstream design.

About a decade ago, New York fashion powerhouse Donna Karan met Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo) at Santa Fe’s Indian Market. She fell in love with Ortiz’ ceramics, made in the style developed by his ancestors centuries ago: sinuous geometric patterns in black set against ivory backgrounds. An internship with Donna Karan led Ortiz to collaborate on the Donna Karan Spring/Summer 2003 line, marrying her signature silhouettes and fabrics with Pueblo patterns. Since then, Ortiz has launched his own fashion line, VO, producing everything from lasercut leather jackets, pants and handbags, to cotton T-shirts and silk scarves, all “Made in Native America,” as his tagline proclaims.

 

Jeweler and metalsmith Pat Pruitt (Laguna Pueblo) trained as a mechanical engineer. He worked in machine shops and in the body piercing industry before starting to make jewelry in the mid 1990s. His materials are radically different from the familiar turquoise and silver of the Native American Southwest. Employing non-precious metals like titanium, stainless steel and zirconium, Pruitt uses computer-aided technology alongside classic jeweler’s tools. Driven by his passion for personal adornment, and deeply involved in his Pueblo community, Pruitt is an active agent of change in a market where objects are too often valued primarily for their conformity with the expected aesthetics of the Southwest.

Jamie Okuma (Luiseño/Shoshone-Bannock) began beading at the age of 5, and at 22 became the youngest winner of Santa Fe Indian Market’s prestigious grand prize. For her recent work Okuma spent hundreds of hours hand-stitching antique 1880s beads onto a pair of Christian Louboutin boots, repurposing them to make something beautiful that is her own. By the time she was finished, only the boots’ famous red soles remained exposed — the rest of the surfaces were covered with her stylized and bold beadwork designs inspired by motifs common to Western tribal communities.                                   


Although fashion as a means of self-representation is a recurring theme in Native Fashion Now,it’s perhaps most obvious in streetwear. Jared Yazzie (Diné [Navajo]) boldly re-claims America as indigenous country in his “Native Americans Discovered Columbus” T-shirt, reminding us that the so-called New World had a population in the millions when the explorer “discovered” it in 1492. For Yazzie, words are weapons that can encourage people to think harder about the truths of history, and T-shirts are an affordable, bold outlet for expressing opinions and flaunting individuality.

PRESS IMAGES

A selection of high-resolution publicity images and captions are available for download from the following link: https://goo.gl/3yyiwy

EXHIBITION PUBLICATION

In association with PEM, DelMonico Books is publishing a 144-page catalog with 112 illustrations by Karen Kramer with contributors by Jay Calderin, Madeleine M. Kropa and Jessica R. Metcalfe.

EXHIBITION CREDIT

The Coby Foundation Ltd., Ellen and Steve Hoffman and Mimi and Jim Krebs generously supported Native Fashion Now. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation and the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support

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Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art at Peabody Essex Museum
Oct
10
to Sep 18

Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art at Peabody Essex Museum

On view October 10, 2015 to September 18, 2016

From massive to minuscule, explore art and nature on a vast scale! PEM combines the opening of Sizing It Up and the annual Big Draw Festival for a lively day of art and investigation.

This fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, a new interactive exhibition in the museum’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center. Featuring 35 contemporary artworks, the exhibition explores visual scale – from the nano-sized to the galactic – to challenge our perception of size, proportion and perspective and prompt new ways of looking at the world. Sizing It Up opens to the public with an all-day festival of art marking, film and artist demonstrations on Saturday, October 10.

Playful and unexpected, the exhibition features miniatures, sculptures, photography and installations loaned from regional, national and international contemporary artists, as well as works from PEM's collection. “This has been such a fascinating topic to investigate because artists are incorporating aspects of scale in their artwork from so many different areas of interest,” said Jane Winchell, The Sarah Fraser Robbins Director of the Art & Nature Center.  “For centuries, artists have played with extremes of scale to amuse and confuse us.”

One of the most cited examples is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The story by Lewis Carroll is consistently referenced as an inspiration for artists who recognize that how we perceive the world is often a function of our size in relation to the things around us.

“As Alice shrank and grew in that peculiar world down the rabbit hole, a changing scale presented her with opportunities to observe things that she would not have otherwise seen,” said Winchell. “That’s often the ultimate goal for any artist tweaking scale: When something’s amiss, we start to pay attention.”

Sizing It Up builds on the success of the popular Eye Spy exhibition at PEM in 2010–11, which worked off the fundamental premise that the brain initially processes images at an unconscious level. “In that show, your first reaction to the artwork had nothing to do with your age or how much you knew. The same unconscious processes were happening in the 5-year-old brain and the 85-year-old brain,” said Winchell. “At a certain point, the rational mind would kick in and come up with an explanation. But in that time of not knowing, we were all on the same footing looking at a piece. Our goal with Sizing It Up is to create a similar kind of shared viewing experience.”


On view are a castle etched into a single grain of sand, a painting of a 10-foot-wide hummingbird, a true-to-scale photograph of a 5-week-old humpback whale calf and an origami bird folded from a 5mm square of paper — with wings that actually flap.

 

Many of the works provide a reference point to help grasp how big or small something actually is. Artist Marilu Swett’s red cast-rubber sculpture is the size of a blue whale’s heart. Once you know an adult human heart is the equivalent of two fists, the 10-foot-tall, 6-foot-wide work prompts new appreciation of the sheer magnitude of the world’s largest mammal.

Others use scale to make a point. Artist Chris Jordan’s digital print looks like a landscape scene of a beach or a desert, until closer inspection reveals the ground is made up entirely of toothpicks — 100 million of them. That’s the number of trees felled each year in the United States just to make junk mail.

Some artists choose to play with scale by working in miniature, like Wensdy Whitehead and her tiny action origami, which has to be seen to be believed. From dollhouse furniture to ship models to portraits, there’s a long tradition of artists intrigued by the possibilities of tiny. The exhibition also features eight miniature books, some smaller than a thimble, including a complete dictionary with magnifying glass and a miniature printing press.

Much like the author of Gulliver’s Travels and director of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, artist Christopher Boffoli follows in the tradition of altering the scale of people as a storytelling device. In his world, tiny people interact with normal-size food to act out whimsical adventures. A bagel smeared with cream cheese transforms into the perfect ice fishing hole.

“What interests me is how the works offer prompts for creativity,” said Winchell. “All of these artists are looking at things around them and seeing something that the rest of us haven’t yet. By opening that window, all of a sudden we all have access to creativity that we might not have had before.”

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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at Peabody Essex Museum
Sep
19
to Jan 3

Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen at Peabody Essex Museum

On view September 19, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Located in the: Dodge Gallery 2

PEM presents the first major American exhibition of Theo Jansen's famed kinetic sculptures. Dynamic and interdisciplinary, Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") blur the lines between art and science, sculpture and performance. The exhibition celebrates the thrill of the Strandbeests' unique locomotion as well as the processes that have driven their evolutionary development on the Dutch seacoast. The kinetic sculptures are accompanied by artist sketches, facilitated demonstrations of the creatures' complex ambulatory systems, a hall of "fossils" as well as photography by Lena Herzog.

Audemars Piguet is the national sponsor for Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.

Mondriaan Fund provided generous support for the exhibition, which is also supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. Strandbeest is also made possible in part by supporters of PEM's Present Tense initiative: Mr. Alfred D. Chandler III and The Reverend Susan Esco Chandler, and Fay Chandler. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support.

 

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Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit at The Peabody Essex Museum
Jun
6
to Sep 7

Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit at The Peabody Essex Museum

Located in the Special Exhibition Galleries

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the first major traveling exhibition about American painter Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) in more than 25 years. American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood explores how the motion picture industry influenced and ignited Benton’s creative imagination. Melding Old Master European painting traditions with Hollywood’s cinematic and production techniques, Benton reinvented 20th-century American narratives and captivated the public with his signature brand of visual storytelling. As lead organizer of American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood, PEM hosts the exhibition from June 6 through September 7, 2015. The exhibition then travels to The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, PEM’s collaborating partners on the exhibition. The Milwaukee Art Museum serves as final venue for the national tour.This major reevaluation of Benton’s art -- the first since 1989 -- gathers more than 100 works, including the artist’s paintings, murals, drawings, prints and illustrated books. The exhibition pairs curated clips from Hollywood movies with Benton’s art from the 1920s through the 1960s to take visitors on a journey through America’s myths and into its national character.

 

 

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Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty at Peabody Essex Museum
May
23
to Mar 31

Stickwork: Patrick Dougherty at Peabody Essex Museum

Located on the Crowninsheld-Bentley Lawn, on view until Spring 2016. 

Patrick Dougherty bends, weaves and flexes saplings into architectural sculptures that dynamically relate to the landscape and built environment around them. Over the last 30 years, he has created more than 250 works throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Constructed from saplings collected by area volunteers, the natural structure will provide dramatic counterpoint to the highly finished wood-frame Crowninshield-Bentley House that dates to the early 18th century. This is the first time PEM has commissioned an outdoor sculptural installation.   

The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum supports this exhibition.

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PEM Pals at Peabody Essex Museum
Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

PEM Pals at Peabody Essex Museum

PEM Pals

Location: Ask at the information desk

This fun, interactive programs with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers.

For the month of March at PEM Pals’s we are reading some of our favorite books from the Art and Nature Center’s book collection. Join us each week for a story and craft activity with all of your friends!

Made possible by Target and American Dental Partners.

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Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals at the Peabody Essex Museum
Mar
7
to Jun 21

Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals at the Peabody Essex Museum

Located in the: Dodge Gallery 2

One of the most influential photographers of the 20th century, Duane Michals (b. 1932) is credited with pioneering new ways of considering and creating photographs. Running counter to the prevailing conventions of photography, Michals began working with sequences of images and multiple exposures, often overlaying hand-written messages and poems. Michals identifies himself a storyteller and through his work explores universal life experiences such dreams, desire, aging and death. He has noted: "I'm not interested in what something looks like, I want to know what it feels like ... a realm beyond observation." Organized by the Carnegie Museum of Art, this exhibition presents more than 200 works and provides a definitive retrospective of the artist's career.

Made possible by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection at the PEM
Feb
21
to Jun 21

Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection at the PEM

Located in the Dodge Gallery 2

Rendered by lathe and carving tools, common and exotic woods are transformed into nearly 100 complex sculptural forms with alluring surfaces and textures. Massachusetts collectors Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen have assembled this premier collection of contemporary wood art that is international in scope and diverse in form. Experience the beauty, sensuality and sculptural qualities of wood.

The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided support for this exhibition.

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A Miracle of Collaboration: Making a Documentary - A Salem Film Fest Experience
Feb
15
1:00 PM13:00

A Miracle of Collaboration: Making a Documentary - A Salem Film Fest Experience

Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 1pm - 3pm

Reservations by February 10

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

In this three-part, in-depth lab experience, explore documentary films of all shapes and colors - newsreel, interview-driven, experimental and reality TV. Participants work in small production teams to generate concepts, experiment with basic recording devices, both audio and video, and complete a mini-documentary shoot in the museum. Held in partnership with Salem Film Fest, which this year is March 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 12. Class continues on Sunday, February 22, and Sunday, March 1.

 

Members $140, nonmembers $165


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Branching Out - Trees as Art
Feb
3
to Sep 20

Branching Out - Trees as Art

This exhibition explores the often surprising ways in which contemporary artists use trees as an inspiration as well as a medium for their art. Made with bark, wood, roots, seedpods, leaves and biosignals, over 30 varied works and a selection of hands-on interactive opportunities ask us to consider our relationship with trees as a vital natural force. From Diego Stocco's music compositions made with trees and leaves to Joseph Wheelwright's figurative root sculptures, this exhibition celebrates the varied ways in which people are connected to and creatively inspired by trees. 

Branching Out features works by the following artists: Sachiko Akiyama, Joan Backes, James Balog, David Moses Bridges, Kyle Browne, Lorenzo Durán, Adrianne Evans, Beth Galston, Rodney Graham, Steve Hollinger, Mary Hughes and Caro-Gray Bosca, Tim Knowles, Kyle Larabee, Sallie Lowenstein, Susan Lyman, Souphom and Souphong Manikhong, Michael Mode, Cedric Pollet, David Yann Robert, Tim Rollins and K.O.S, Eirik Solheim, Diego Stocco, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Bartholomäus Traubeck, Joseph Wheelwright, Letha Wilson, and Ursula von Rydingsvard.

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates and the Art & Nature Commitee of the Peabody Essex Museum.

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Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
31
12:00 PM12:00

Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum

Included with museum admission

Location: ART NOOK in the Art & Nature Center

Investigate and create at our weekend art-making sessions inspired by the natural world. Each month we will explore a different scientific phenomenon or art-making process. More details at pem.org/families.

Made possible by American Dental Partners.

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Gallery Spot at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
31
10:30 AM10:30

Gallery Spot at Peabody Essex Museum

Gallery Spot: UP CLOSE WITH SILK

Included with museum admission

Stop by the exhibition Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China on Level 2 to meet a museum educator and explore this elegant material as well as get a closer look at one of the objects or artworks on display. Discover the materials and ideas that were used to create each object and have a conversation with an educator. This is a great jumping off point to exploring the rest of the galleries at PEM.

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Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
25
12:00 PM12:00

Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum

Included with museum admission

Location: ART NOOK in the Art & Nature Center

Investigate and create at our weekend art-making sessions inspired by the natural world. Each month we will explore a different scientific phenomenon or art-making process. More details at pem.org/families.

Made possible by American Dental Partners.

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Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
24
12:00 PM12:00

Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum

Included with museum admission

Location: ART NOOK in the Art & Nature Center

Investigate and create at our weekend art-making sessions inspired by the natural world. Each month we will explore a different scientific phenomenon or art-making process. More details at pem.org/families.

Made possible by American Dental Partners.

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Gallery Spot at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
24
10:30 AM10:30

Gallery Spot at Peabody Essex Museum

Gallery Spot: UP CLOSE WITH SILK

Included with museum admission

Stop by the exhibition Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China on Level 2 to meet a museum educator and explore this elegant material as well as get a closer look at one of the objects or artworks on display. Discover the materials and ideas that were used to create each object and have a conversation with an educator. This is a great jumping off point to exploring the rest of the galleries at PEM.

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In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould
Jan
24
9:00 AM09:00

In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould

DEMONSTRATION, LUNCH & GALLERY TOUR

Members $160, nonmembers $175

Saturday, January 24, 2015 from 9am - 3pm

Reservations by January 20

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

Experience firsthand what it might have been like to spend a morning with Nathaniel Gould. Visit the Beverly workshop of Philip C. Lowe, director of the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, have lunch in PEM's Bartlett Gallery and finish up with a tour of the exhibition, led by Lowe. Directions sent upon registration.

Phillip C. Lowe will also be giving a gallery tour at the museum on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Reservations necessary.

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Art Cart at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
18
1:00 PM13:00

Art Cart at Peabody Essex Museum

Included with museum admission

Location: Ask at the information desk

Get hands-on in the galleries! Each month, look for our interactive Art Cart and explore more. Touch objects, try a related art process and discover the stories about the art around you.

Subject to change.

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Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum

Included with museum admission

Location: ART NOOK in the Art & Nature Center

Investigate and create at our weekend art-making sessions inspired by the natural world. Each month we will explore a different scientific phenomenon or art-making process. More details at pem.org/families.

Made possible by American Dental Partners.

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Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

Drop-In Art Making at Peabody Essex Museum

Included with museum admission

Location: ART NOOK in the Art & Nature Center

Investigate and create at our weekend art-making sessions inspired by the natural world. Each month we will explore a different scientific phenomenon or art-making process. More details at pem.org/families.

Made possible by American Dental Partners.

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Gallery Spot at Peabody Essex Museum
Jan
17
10:30 AM10:30

Gallery Spot at Peabody Essex Museum

Gallery Spot: UP CLOSE WITH SILK

Included with museum admission

Stop by the exhibition Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China on Level 2 to meet a museum educator and explore this elegant material as well as get a closer look at one of the objects or artworks on display. Discover the materials and ideas that were used to create each object and have a conversation with an educator. This is a great jumping off point to exploring the rest of the galleries at PEM.

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