Thursday, April 19, 2012

Visit PEM During Special LATE Hours

Thursday, April 26 and Friday, April 27 | 5 - 9 PM

Reduced admission $10 | FREE to Salem residents & Museum Members

Salem, MA – The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) celebrates the closing week of Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art with extended evening hours on Thursday, April 26, and Friday April 27. Join us from 5 to 9 pm for your last chance to experience the exhibition that critics are calling “one of the most thrilling shows you are likely to see this year.” Shapeshifting closes to the public on Sunday, April 29, after an exceptional run.

Shapeshifting is one of the largest Native American art exhibitions to open in North America in more than 30 years. Nearly 80 works from public and private collections offer a far-reaching exploration of Native American art as a continuum, juxtaposing historic and contemporary artworks. Through constellations of objects created in a range of media - ­­­­sculpture, painting, ceramics, textiles, photography, drawing, video and monumental installation - visual and conceptual connections are drawn between generations of Native people, art traditions and cultures.

See what the critics have been saying:

"Ambitious but not strained, loaded but not cluttered, interactive but gently, and finally, richly humorous" –– ArtScope Magazine

"It transforms perceptions about Native Americans and their art" ––Metrowest Daily News

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