PEM PM Release the Beest - Sneak Peek - Thur. Sept.17th - Special extended hours

Thursday, September 17, 2015

6-11 pm

Entire museum is open

Cash bar | Small plates menu available from the Hawthorne Hotel till 10pm

Build your own Strandbeest | Maker Lounge

Build your own mini-strandbeest using everyday materials (while supplies last). Start now with this handy dandy guide from Instructables 

Race-a-Beest | Art Nook

Create your own battery-operated fan and move a mini strandbeest to the finish line with our Maker Lounge team (while supplies last).

Photo by Kathy Tarantola

Photo by Kathy Tarantola

7:30-8:15 pm

Boston Percussion Group | Atrium

A lively group performance combining traditional classical instruments and found everyday objects.

Silent Disco | Create Space 1

Keep your body moving like a Strandbeest by dancing the night away to some of the best experimental sounds combining music, technology and the environment (50 headphones available; first come, first served).

What’s Your Strandbeest Name? | North Spine Head to the PEM/PM Welcome Table

Use our Latin-based name generator to title your inner Strandbeest!


Operate an Ordis | Atrium

Animaris Ordis is the basis for all Strandbeests. Learn how this multifunctional beest moves with our gallery interpreter operators. \

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A video posted by @creativesalem on

DJ Noel Snow | Atrium

Party like a Strandbeest with digital mashups by DJ Noel Snow!

6-10 pm

Beer Tasting | Bartlett Gallery

Sample popular Dutch brews.

Sustainable Seafood Demo | Bartlett Gallery

Just as Strandbeests protect the Dutch coastline, hear from Jim Turner, owner of Turner’s Seafood in Salem, discuss local efforts to conserve and grow the population of oysters in Massachusetts.

7:30 pm

Exhibition Reveal | Dodge Galleries 1 & 2

Enjoy a sneak peak of the Strandbeest exhibition before it opens to the public on September 19th!

8 pm

RELEASE THE BEESTS! Did you miss seeing Beests in Boston? Don’t miss the opportunity to build your very own...

Posted by Peabody Essex Museum on Thursday, September 3, 2015

Art in Mechanics | Morse Auditorium

Join Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet and exhibition artist Theo Jansen, exhibition curator Trevor Smith and photographer Lena Herzog for a lively discussion on the similarities between Strandbeests and watchmaking. Seats are limited; tickets available at the Info Desk.

8:30 pm

Photos by Lena Herzog

Live Music & Video Art | Atrium

Boston-based post-rock band I/O take the stage to perform its latest album Saudade against the backdrop of video projections created by Somerville computational artist Mark J. Stock.

Plank Walk | Bartlett Gallery

Participate in this team challenge to coordinate multiple joints to walk in sync with Beverly’s Project Adventure. Be the first team to get to the finish line!

Learn more about Strandbeest

Supporter - Lowell Institute
Print Partner - The Scarlet Letter Press
Media Partner - Creative Salem

Save the dates for these upcoming PEM/PMs:
Oct 15: Small Worlds
Nov 19: What's Your Type?
Dec 17: Wassail!