Monday, August 15, 2011

So Much To Do Continued

A friend of mine who lives in another state routinely tells me how lucky I am to live in Salem because there is always so much going on here.  The Peabody Essex Museum is certainly a BIG contributor to that state of affairs for us lucky residents of Salem.

Here is the anticipated calendar of PEM events for SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2011


PLEASE NOTE: Information is current as of August 3, 2011. All information is subject to change. To make a program reservation, please call 978-745-9500 x3011

SEPTEMBER
Saturday, September 10
1 - 3 pm
All ages
Art Studios
FREE with museum admission

Art Buffet: Join us for an art buffet! We’ll have tables and tables of different materials for you to experiment with, from chalk pastels to paint. You can create anything you can imagine! Made possible by American Dental Partners.

Saturday, September 17
10 am - 4:30 pm
All ages
FREE with museum admission

Weekend Festival: Exploring Land and Water

Immerse yourself in art inspired by the great outdoors in celebration of the landscapes on view in Painting the American Vision. You’ll meet a few critters, too!

10 am - 3 pm
Atrium

Drop-in Art Activity: Birch Bark

See and feel the wonderful textures, patterns and shades of birch bark. Create your own piece with torn paper and colored pencils.

10 am - 3 pm
Atrium

Demonstration: Birch Bark Canoe

Passamaquoddy birch bark artist and canoe builder David Moses Bridges demonstrates the techniques, tools and traditions he uses for his boats.

11 am - 2 pm
Atrium

Demonstration and Drop-in Art Activity: Field Sketching from Nature

Try nature sketching with guidance from wildlife artist and educator Clare Walker Leslie.

11 - 11:30 am
For families with children ages 4+
Meet at information desk

Story Time: Henry Works
Tickets available at admissions desk

Follow Henry the Bear, modeled after writer Henry David Thoreau, as he uses his knowledge of nature to help his neighbors.

Noon - 1 pm
Atrium

Animal Presentation: Curious Creatures

Look at wild animals from the American landscape. If you like, sketch the critters in your own work of art.

1 - 2 pm
Meet at information desk

Docent Tour: Painting the American Vision
Tickets available at admissions desk

2 - 3 pm
Morse Auditorium

Film: Chased By The Light: A Photographic Journey With Jim Brandenburg

Nature photographer and filmmaker Jim Brandenburg presented himself with a difficult assignment: capture the spirit of Minnesota’s rugged Northwoods by taking only one photograph a day for 90 days. 2003, 56 minutes. Reservations by September 15.

2:30 - 3 pm
For families with children ages 5+
Tickets available at admissions desk

Family Gallery Exploration: Painting the American Vision

Explore Painting the American Vision on this 30-minute adventure.

4:30 pm
Derby Wharf

Birch Bark Canoe Launch!

David Moses Bridges demonstrates canoe construction, handling characteristics, and paddling and sailing abilities. Paddlers with their own watercraft are invited to join (paddle at your own discretion). Offered in partnership with Essex National Historic Areas Trails & Sails weekends.

Sunday, September 18
2 - 3 pm
Children ages 5 - 8 w/ adult
FREE with museum admission

Story Trails: Red Sings from Treetops
Reservations by Sept. 16
Meet at information desk

Explore color in landscape through works on view in the Painting the American Vision exhibition and poems in Red Sings from Treetops, by Joyce Sidman. Then create your own sketchbook.

Tuesday, September 20
9:30 - 10:30 am
Meet at information desk
Members $15

Members-Only Gallery Talk: Painting the American Vision
Reservations by September 16

Coordinating curator Sam Scott leads this tour.

Saturday, September 24
9:30 - 11:30 am
Members $20, nonmembers $25

Meet at information desk
Reservations by September 22

Saturday Art Series: Art 360º
Classes also on October 15 and November 5

Art 360° is a new series of classes with three sessions, various presenters and many unique takes on the same works of art. Join us for one session, or attend all three for the full effect.

In this first class, Sam Scott, coordinating curator of Painting the American Vision, Trevor Smith, curator of contemporary art, and John Forti, curator of historic landscape at Strawbery Banke Museum, lead a lively discussion on connections and contrasts in the depiction of the riverscape by 19th-century landscape artists, and by contemporary filmmaker Peter Hutton in his Two Rivers installation. Forti also discusses the growing habits, symbolism and practical use of flora depicted in the paintings.

Saturday, September 24
2 – 3:30 pm
FREE with museum admission

Presentation: All for the Love of Thee, The Ballad, Francis Child and How Massachusetts Helped Invent the Modern Folk World
Reservations by September 22

In partnership with the Salem Literature Festival, PEM offers a presentation on the traditional ballad. Featuring folk singer/author Scott Alarik and PEM Contemporary Art Curator Trevor Smith in a lively concert and conversation aimed at getting to know Francis James Child, a brilliant 19th-century Harvard professor who devoted his life to an epic collection of 305 ballads, still known as the Child Ballads. Joining them is folk musician Jake Armerding and PEM’s own Jennifer Evans, an accomplished ballad singer. Offered in conjunction with Susan Philipsz’s FreePort project, If I With You Would Go a haunting sound installation at PEM inspired by the Child Ballad The Daemon Lover. A book-signing reception follows.

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 1
10:30 am - 4:15 pm
FREE with museum admission

Weekend Festival: Surreal and Absurd

Step into the surreal and experiment with Surrealist techniques, experience dreamlike films and make friends with odd creatures from Big Nazo.

10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Art Studios

Drop-in Art Activity: Wacky Hats

Look at images of fantastic creations, and then make a wild, wacky or creepy hat.

10:30 am - 3 pm
Atrium

Drop-in Art Activity: Surreal Collage

Create an amazing artwork inspired by two unrelated objects.

10:30 am - 4 pm
Atrium

Drop-in Art Activity: Randomized Poetry

Arrange random words and phrases into a poem of your own or add to an existing group poem.

11 - 11:45 am, 12:30 - 1:15 pm, 2 - 2:45 pm, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Atrium

Performances: Big Nazo!

Meet Big Nazo, the international and intergalactic creature troupe from Providence, R.I., that united to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life characters and spectacles.

11 am - 4:15 pm
Atrium

Drop-in Art Activity: Surreal Landscapes

Make your own Surreal landscape. Then have it projected on the wall and step into your creation!

Noon
For families with children ages +
Tickets available at admissions desk

Story Time: There’s a Nightmare in My Closet

In Mercer Mayer’s book there is a big, scary nightmare living in a boy’s bedroom closet. Find out what happens when the boy decides to confront the unwanted guest.

1 pm
Meet at information desk
Tickets available on day of tour

Docent-Led Gallery Tour: Man Ray
Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism

1 – 2:45 pm
Morse Auditorium

Film: Labyrinth
Reservations by September 29

With a cast of Jim Henson’s imaginative puppets, Jennifer Connelly and glam-rocker David Bowie, Labyrinth takes us on an amazing and at times musical journey to the City of the Goblins and the castle of their king. 1986, 101 minutes. Rated PG.

Sunday, October 2
10:30 am - 4:15 pm
FREE with museum admission

Weekend Festival: Surreal and Absurd

Step into the surreal and experiment with Surrealist techniques, experience dreamlike films and make friends with odd creatures from Big Nazo.

2 - 3 pm
For children ages 5 - 8 with adult
Meet at information desk

Story Trails: See Like a Surrealist

Listen as we read Dinner at Magritte’s, by Michael Garland, and then create a dream room using one of the Surrealists’ favorite collage techniques. Reservations by September 30.

10:30 am - 3 pm
Atrium

Drop-in Art Activity: Surreal Collage

Create an amazing artwork inspired by two unrelated objects.

10:30 am - 4 pm
Atrium

Drop-in Art Activity: Randomized Poetry

Arrange random words and phrases into a poem of your own or add to an existing group poem.

11 - 11:45 am, 12:30 - 1:15 pm, 2 - 2:45 pm, 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Atrium

Performances: Big Nazo!

Meet Big Nazo, the international and intergalactic creature troupe from Providence, R.I., that united to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life characters and spectacles.

11 am - 1:30 pm
Art Studios

Drop-in Art Activity: Wacky Hats

Look at images of fantastic creations, and then make a wild, wacky or creepy hat.

11 am - 4:15 pm
Atrium

Drop-in Art Activity: Surreal Landscapes

Make your own Surreal landscape. Then have it projected on the wall and step into your creation!

1 pm
Meet at information desk
Tickets available on day of tour

Docent-Led Gallery Tour: Man Ray
Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism

1 - 2:20 pm
Morse Auditorium
Tickets available at admissions desk

Film: Alice in Wonderland

In Victorian England, a bored young girl dreams that she has entered Wonderland, a world populated by fantastic characters. This black-and-white version features Gary Cooper and Cary Grant. 1933, 60 minutes. Not rated.

Friday, October 7
9:30 - 10:30 am
Members-Only
$15

Gallery Talk: Painting the American Vision
Reservations by October 5

Coordinating curator Sam Scott leads this tour. Meet at information desk.

Friday, October 14
6:30 - 9 pm
Members $8, nonmembers $10, at the door
Surrealist Film and Game Night with Devil Music Ensemble
Refreshments available

Enjoy a Surreal evening of games, classic animated cartoons and films by the great Surrealist filmmakers. Devil Music Ensemble performs live, original scores. Man Ray
Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism is open for viewing throughout the evening.

7 - 8 pm
Surrealist games and Max Fleischer film shorts

Enjoy Surrealist games, a Disney classic (The Mad Doctor, 1933) and ongoing film shorts by Max Fleischer: Minnie the Moocher, 1932, with Betty Boop and Cab Calloway; and Chess Nuts, 1932, with Betty Boop in a realistic chess game that becomes a chaotic, animated quest.

8 - 9 pm
Devil Music Ensemble performance

Devil Music Ensemble returns to perform original musical accompaniments to five silent film shorts from the 1920s: Les Mystères du Château de Dé (Man Ray, 1929), Vormittagsspuk (Ghosts Before Breakfast, Hans Richter, 1928), Anémic Cinéma (Anemic Cinema,Marcel Duchamp, 1926), Ballet Mécanique (Fernand Léger, 1924), and Symphonie Diagonale (Viking Eggeling, 1924).

Saturday, October 15
9:30 - 11:30 am
Members $20, nonmembers $25

Saturday Art Series: Art 360º
Reservations by October 13
Meet at information desk

Classes also on September 24 (see listing) and upcoming on November 5.

In this second class, artist, author and educator Clare Walker Leslie leads an interactive nature journaling class. Engage in close observation of plant and animal life, and learn techniques for documenting observations in artistic journals, using methods related to those of the landscape artists in Painting the American Vision.

Ongoing

Select Wednesdays, 10:30 am, drop-in
For families with children up to age 5

PEM Pals
Meet at information desk

This fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers. Made possible by American Dental Partners.

Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30 am - noon
For families with children ages 5+

Family Tours: Family Gallery Explorations
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of

These 30-minute gallery adventures are designed just for families. Hands-on activity included.

Saturdays and Sundays
1 - 3 pm
Art Studios

Drop-in Art Activities

Come create! Explore art, nature and more.

Mondays, 5 - 6:15 pm
$30 for the series; $13 drop-in
Phillips Library Auditorium

Yoga
To register, call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011



1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is quite the line-up of events!

    I sincerely hope that the people of Salem know how fortunate they are to have a museum of the P.E.M.'s quality right there in their hometown, it is a true treasure!

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