Monday, December 26, 2011

Upcoming Events at PEM -- January and February


Do you like to make plans ahead of time?  This list is for you!!  There are always so many things to do at this wonderful museum here in Salem.  I hope to see you there, or here!

Juli


Saturday, January 14th | 9:30 am - 5 pm
OPENING DAY OF SHAPESHIFTING: TRANSFORMATIONS IN NATIVE AMERICAN ART
9:30 am | Meet at information desk | $15
Members-only Gallery Talk
Join art historian and Shapeshifting adviser Janet Berlo for a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition. Reservations by January 12.
11 am and 1 pm | Meet at information desk
Docent-led Gallery Tours
Tickets available on day of tour.
11:45am - 12:30 pm and 2:30 - 3:15 pm | Atrium
Performances: Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers
Using instruments and songs passed down for generations, performers from the Wampanoag Nation share the sounds and styles of Northeastern traditional cultures.
1 - 2:15 pm | Morse Auditorium
Discussion: Changing, Knowing, Locating, Voicing: A New Look at Native American Art
Karen Kramer Russell, curator of Native American art and culture, highlights Shapeshifting’s central themes and explores the ways Native American artists respond to a world constantly in motion. She is joined by artists Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee) and Nicholas Galanin (Tlingit/Aleut) and art historian Janet Berlo, University of Rochester, NY. Reservations by January 12. Adults only.
1 - 3pm | Art Studios
Studio Saturdays: Make a Drum
Design a drum that represents you or your family. Made possible by American Dental Partners.
3:30 - 5 pm | Morse Auditorium
Film: Reel Injun
Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today, with clips from hundreds of classic and recent Hollywood movies, and candid interviews with Native and non-Native film celebrities, activists, film critics and historians. 2009, 85 minutes, directed by Neil Diamond (Cree). For adults and teens. Reservations by January 12.
Monday, January 16th | 12:30 - 6 pm
Human Rights Film Festival
Reservations by January 13. Visit pem.org for film descriptions. Made possible by the Lowell Institute.
12:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
American Outrage
2008, 56 minutes, directed by George Gage and Beth Gage. In English.
2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Sing Your Song
2011, 104 minutes, directed by Susanne Rostock. In English.
4:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
A Good Day to Die
2011, 90 minutes, directed by David Mueller and Lynn Salt (Choctaw). In English.
Friday, January 20th |8 pm |East India Marine Hall
Concert: Boston Artists Ensemble
Mozart’s String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat, K589, and Bartók’s String Quartet No. 4.
For tickets, please call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011. Tickets also available at the door. Members $20, nonmembers $24, students $12. Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Sunday, January 22nd |2 - 3 pm | Meet at information desk
Story Trails: The Spiral Connection
Travel the world in Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci, by Joseph D’Agnese, to discover the math in nature. Create a Fibonacci sequence wall hanging. Reservations by January 19. Made possible by Target.
Wednesday, January 25th |9:30 am| Meet at information desk| Members only $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art
Join Karen Kramer Russell, the curator of Native American art and culture and curator of the Shapeshifting exhibition, for a look at the remarkable creative expression of Native American artists past and present. Reservations by January 24.
FEBRUARY
Saturday, February 4th |10:30 am - 4 pm
Weekend Festival: Lunar New Year
Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
10:30 am - 2:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: New Year Door Gods
Create your own bright, festive door god to take home. For all ages.
11:30 am - 12 pm | Atrium
Performance: Lion Dance
Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion Dance Troupe returns to PEM! For all ages.
               12 - 1 pm | Atrium
Performance: Diabolo, Drumming & Folk Dances
The Chinese Folk Art Workshop presents traditional dances and more to celebrate the New Year. Listen to drumming, watch graceful dancing and amazing performances with the diabolo, an ancient Chinese yo-yo. For all ages.
12:30 - 3:30 | Art Studios
Drop-in Art Activity: Dancing Dragon
Make your own miniature dragon to take home. For all ages.
1:15 - 1:45 pm | Morse Auditorium
Storytelling: Dragons, East & West
Erik Rodenhiser brings to life two stories of dragons that show how cultures view dragons very differently. For children ages 3 and up with adult. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
1:30 - 2 pm | Meet at information desk
Family Gallery Tour: Don’t Pet the Dragons, Art from China
Join us for this hands-on gallery adventure! For children ages 5 and up with adult. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour.
2:30 - 3 pm | Atrium
Performance: Dragon Dance
Gund Kwok performs a dragon dance in honor of the Year of the Dragon.
3:30 - 3:50 | Meet at information desk
Story Time: This Next New Year
Hear how one boy and his friends prepare for and celebrate Lunar New Year in This Next New Year, by Janet S. Wong. For children ages 3 and up with adult.
Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
3:30 and 4 pm | Morse Auditorium
               Film: The Fate of Old Beijing: A Vanishing World
Explore the vanishing world of hutongs, the realities of life within Beijing’s narrow streets and the future of these irreplaceable areas of China’s capital. 2010, 20 minutes, directed by Jonah Kessel and Kit Gillet. Chinese with English subtitles. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 2.
Saturday, February 11th | 11 am - 4:30 pm
OPENING DAY OF THE MIND’S EYE: 50 YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY BY JERRY UELSMANN
11 am and 1 pm | Meet at information desk
Docent-led Gallery Tours: The Mind’s Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann
Tickets available on day of tour.
1 - 3 pm | Atrium
Art Activity: Valentines
See examples of Jerry Uelsmann’s handmade valentines. Create your own.
2 - 3 pm | Morse Auditorium
Artist Presentation: Uelsmann on Uelsmann
Artist Jerry Uelsmann, a leading figure in 20th-century photography, talks about his life and work since the 1960s. Full of wit and humor, Uelsmann’s talks are famously enjoyable and not to be missed! Reservations by February 9.
4 pm | Morse Auditorium
Film: Outside In: The Transformative Vision of Jerry Uelsmann
Emmy Award–winning media artist Daniel Reeves creates an intimate, whimsical and energetic homage to one of the world’s most creative image makers. Visit the fascinating alchemical world of Jerry Uelsmann’s darkroom and journey through the surrealistic strata of his powerful photographic creations. 2006, 30 minutes. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 9.
Friday, February 17th | 9:30 am| meet at information desk | Members only $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art
Join Karen Kramer Russell, the curator of Native American art and culture and curator of the Shapeshifting exhibition, for a look at the remarkable creative expression of Native American artists past and present. Reservations by February 16.
Saturday, February 18th | 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Weekend Festival: Transformations Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Weaving
Artist D.Y. Begay (Diné Navajo), featured artist in Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art, demonstrates how she creates her original hand-woven Navajo rugs.
10:30 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Weaving
Explore the principles of weaving during this fun, hands-on program.
                11:30 am - 12 pm
Family Gallery Exploration
Explore Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art in a 30-minute, hands-on tour designed just for families. For children ages 5 and up with adult. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
                12 and 3 pm | Atrium
                Performances: Yellow Bird
The internationally renowned family dance troupe from Phoenix, Ariz., led by Ken Duncan (Apache), performs the energetic and stunning hoop dance and more.
1 - 2 pm | Meet at information desk
Docent-led Gallery Tour: Shapeshifting
For adults and teens. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of tour.
2 pm | Meet at information desk
Story Time: Jingle Dancer
How will Jenna be able to perform a jingle dance in the upcoming powwow without enough tin jingles? Hear what happens when we read Jingle Dancer, by Cynthia Leitich Smith, a tribal member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. For families with children ages 4 and up. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
3 - 4:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
Film: Dear Lemon Lima
While rallying her fellow misfits to compete in their school's Snowstorm Survivor competition, an awkward Alaskan teen discovers her Yup'ik heritage. PG-13, 87 minutes. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 16.
Sunday, February 19th | 10:30 am - 4 pm
Weekend Festival: Transformations
See February 18 listings. Made possible by the Lowell Institute and the National Endowment for the Arts.
2 - 3 pm | Meet at information desk
Story Trails: Read the Stars
Listen to a Navajo legend retold in Jerrie Oughton’s book How the Stars Fell into the Sky, and design a constellation shadowbox with your own star pattern. For children ages 5 to 8 with adult. Reservations by February 16. Made possible by Target.
3 - 4:30 pm| Morse Auditorium
Film: Barking Water
Join Frankie and Irene on their drive through Oklahoma on a redemptive journey that introduces the struggles of their past relationship and Frankie’s urgent need to make amends with his daughter and her child. 2009, 78 minutes, directed by Sterlin Harjo. For adults and teens. Reservations by February 16.
Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th | 10 am - 5 pm daily
February School Vacation Week -- Native American Artists: New England!
Activities inspired by Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art. Made possible by the Lowell Institute.
11 am - 3 pm daily| Atrium
Drop-in Art Activities for families
11:30 am - 12 pm daily
Family Gallery Exploration
A hands-on exploration designed just for families. For families with children ages 5 and up. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.
11 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Woven Quillwork
Aquinnah Wampanoag artist Elizabeth James-Perry demonstrates the intricate art of woven quillwork. See how she transforms porcupine quills into works of art.
12 - 12:30 and 2 - 2:30 pm | Atrium
Performances: Drumming
Jonathan Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag) performs at PEM followed by a Q&A.
Tuesday, February 21st
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing..
11 am - 3:30 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Woven Quillwork
Wednesday, February 22nd
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing
9:30 am| Meet at information desk| Members only $ 15
The Mind’s Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann
Photography Curator Phillip Prodger leads a tour of Jerry Uelsmann’s images. Reservations by February 21.
10:30 am |Meet at information desk
PEM Pals
A fun, interactive program designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. For children ages 5 and under with adult. Made possible by Target and American Dental Partners.
11 am - 3:30 pm| Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Basketry
Theresa Secord (Penobscot) demonstrates the process she has used to make extraordinary baskets for more than 20 years.
Thursday, February 23rd
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing
11 am - 3:30 pm| Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Basketry
3:45 - 4:15 pm | Art Studios
Family Workshop: Woven Bookmark
Weave a sweet-grass bookmark with artist Theresa Secord (Penobscot).
For families with children ages 7 and up. Reservations by February 22.
Friday, February 24th
School Vacation Week continues, see February 20th listing
11 am and 2 pm | Atrium
Performances: Exploring Wampanoag Culture
Annawon Weeden (Mashpee Wampanoag) shares stories, dance and music from his tribal culture.
ONGOING
Select Wednesdays | 10:30 - 11:30 am | Meet at information desk
PEM Pals. Made possible by Target and American Dental Partners.
For families with children up to age 5.  
Saturdays and Sundays | 1 - 3 pm | Art & Nature Center
Weekend Drop-in Art Activities. Made possible by American Dental Partners.
Saturdays and Sundays | 11:30 am - 12 pm 
Family Tours: Family Gallery Explorations
For families with children ages 5 and up. Tickets available at admissions desk on day of program.  

1 comment:

  1. I need to add going up to see the "50 Year of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann" exhibit to my list though all of these upcoming events sound great! I hope that Salem realizes how lucky they are to have a museum of the PEM's caliber right in their own backyard!

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