Things to do in Salem this weekend - Salem Events and Happenings
CINEMA SALEM LISTINGS
Week of Friday, August 26, 2016 through Thursday, September 01, 2016
War Dogs (R)
Fri & Sat: (11:15 AM), (1:45), (4:10), 6:45, 9:30
Sun - Thu: (11:15 AM), (1:45), (4:10), 6:45
Florence Foster Jenkins (PG-13)
Fri & Sat: (12:00), (2:25), (4:45), 7:15, 9:45
Sun - Thu: (12:00), (2:25), (4:45), 7:15
Let's Be Evil (NR) Exhibited in HD in our intimate 18-seat Screening Room.
Fri & Sat: 9:20 PM
Suicide Squad (PG-13)
Fri & Sat: (11:00 AM), (1:30), (4:15), 7:00, 9:40
Sun - Thu: (11:00 AM), (1:30), (4:15), 7:00
The Land () Exhibited in HD in our intimate 18-seat Screening Room.
Fri - Thu: (12:00), (2:40), (4:40), 7:20
This Perfect Place: A Natural History of the Massachusetts North Shore (NR)
Mon - Thu: 4:30 PM
The True 1692 in 3D (NR)
Fri - Thu: 2:00, 6:30
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CREATIVE CURATION HIGHLIGHTS
A walking tour of PEM’s historic houses - PEM CONNECTED
I’m not an architecture enthusiast or an expert at historic house conservation. I’m also not from the area, so I don’t have a deep contextual understanding of Salem’s historic houses in time. I’ve only learned about PEM’s collection of historic structures when I joined the PR team as a Native American Fellow this summer. However, in my exploration, the historic houses have taught me that the true beauty of Salem does not lie in the theatrical tourism that lurks on every downtown corner, but in the old buildings that live on, echoing stories, and stimulating the imagination of the onlooker.
Preparing to Paint - STREETS OF SALEM BLOG
Is there anything more engaging than an artist’s sketchbook? Or even a notebook with a few sketches in it? I suppose the end product doesn’t have to be artistic, it’s the insight into that conception/creation/ working it out process that I’m interested in, but imagery tends to be far more accessible, of course. I use Leonardo’s notebooks extensively in my Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, and early modern courses, and students are immediately engaged, entranced even, far more than they are when I show them the finished product. It’s interesting to see the wanderings of a very fertile mind in his case, what inspired him and what he also had to work out: perspective, motion, hands. Most of Leonardo’s sketches never made it onto canvas; once a particular challenge was overcome he moved on to the next one, but the sketchbooks of more (focused, disciplined, on-task???? it’s hard to compare Leonardo negatively to anyone) artists illustrate the progress from page to paint: those of Claude Monet immediately comes to mind. But again, it doesn’t have to be about images. The sketchbooks of Massachusetts artist Alvan Fisher (1792-1863), a pioneer in American landscape, genre, and “view” paintings, gives us insights into his preparation for one of the first views of Salem from “Gallows Hill”, a scene that would be imitated time and time again over the course of the nineteenth century. Fisher jotted down notes about the Salem Witch Trials in his sketchbook, indicating that his inspiration for the Salem painting was not just the view he saw before him, but the events that brought him to this particular place.