Friday, October 12, 2007

McIntire Exhibit at the PEM opens to the public tomorrow!

I was lucky enough to be able to preview the terrific and long-overdue exhibition on Samuel McIntire at the PEM this week. The exhibit opens to the public tomorrow, Saturday October 13, and most of the special events associated with it that are going on this weekend are already fully committed.

So I thought I would give you a heads up about an special event that is not YET sold out, and that is coming at the beginning of November. Here it is:

Syposium: The Art of Wood Carving in America
Saturday, November 3—Sunday, November 4
Please call 978-745-9500 x3088 to request a brochure or download a copy at the link below.
Eleven distinguished scholars present new research on various aspects of the art and craft of wood carving in 18th and 19th century America. Held in conjunction with the ground-breaking exhibition Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style, the two-day symposium will feature a keynote address by noted authority Alan Miller, with talks by Dean Lahikainen on Samuel McIntire, Gerald Ward on John Welch, Brock Jobe on Southeastern Massachusetts furniture, and Peter Kenny on Duncan Phyfe, as well as lectures on ship and figural carving, early carving in Puerto Rico, and the late 19th century Cincinnati art carving movement. Hands-on wood carving demonstrations, and special tours focusing on carving in the Peabody Essex Museum’s historic houses, including the newly restored parlor of the Peirce – Nichols House and Yin Yu Tang, a 200 year old Chinese house, will also be available during the weekend. The Peabody Essex Museum gratefully acknowledges Ronald Bourgeault and Northeast Auctions for their generous sponsorship of this symposium.
Symposium Brochure: The Art of Wood Carving in America

The photos you see here are ones I snapped with my iPhone. The ones that are in the book that the PEM has compiled are really fabulous, and you can pick one of those up in their gift shop.

By the way, the PEM's gift shop and it's Atrium Cafe are both open to the public without paying an admission to the Museum, so if you are so inclined, you can simply stop in.

I hope to see you here (or there!)


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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:04 AM

    We stayed overnight this past Sunday, Oct. 14 and my husband had the Lamb special which came with the pumpkin appetizer that you pictured on this blog.
    It was beyond awesome - our compliments!
    We have stayed at your fabulous hotel for the past 4 years, always about this time. Special thanx for room 418- our favorite!!!