Monday, August 20, 2012

PEM Schedule of Really Cool Events for the Fall

September is barreling down on us already, so now is the time to plan your visit so that you don't miss any of the great events that are happening at PEM this fall.  There are events here for all ages, so be sure to comb through the entire list -- whether you visit for yourself, or to enlighten and entertain your children, you are sure to find something here to put on your "to-do" list.

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2012 CALENDAR
PLEASE NOTE: Information is current as of August 1, 2012. All programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. To make a program reservation, please visit www.pem.org/calendar or call 978-745-9500 x3011

SEPTEMBER
Saturday, September 8 | 9:30 am – 4 pm
Opening Day Celebration | Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones
Join us as we celebrate the opening of Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. Hat designer Marie Galvin chooses and then styles hats for audience volunteers, Stephen Jones discusses his art and creative vision and hat designer Orlando Palacios from Worth & Worth, NYC, illustrates how the right hat can infuse any man’s outfit with vibrancy and stability. All events made possible by the Lowell Institute.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | All ages | Atrium
Demonstration | Hat Tricks: Choosing and Styling The Perfect Hat - for Women
Hats and hair accessories have always been a part of milliner Marie Galvin’s vision of the perfect ensemble. “My mission is to create unique handcrafted headwear, providing multiple expressions for the women who wear them.” Galvin, of GALVIN-ized Hats, Boston, shows you how to choose the right hat, and style it to complement your face.

1 pm | All ages | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: In Conversation with Stephen Jones | Reservations by September 6
Explore the world of millinery with Stephen Jones, one of the fashion world’s foremost milliners, Oriole Cullen, modern textile and fashion curator at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM. This panel of experts discusses the cultural, historic and decorative properties of the hat, as well as the creation of the exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones.

Stephen Jones's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert museum, the Louvre, The Fashion Institute of Technology, the Brooklyn Museum, the Kyoto Costume Institute and the Australian National Gallery. His beguiling hats routinely grace magazine covers and enliven window displays of the most stylish stores.

3 pm – 4 pm | All ages | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: The Art of Men’s Hats | Reservations by September 6
Orlando Palacios has spent the last 20 years designing and manufacturing handcrafted hats for fashion designers, celebrities, Broadway shows and stylish people from around the world. As the owner and head designer of the venerable New York haberdashery, Worth & Worth, he has grown to be the go-to lid-crafter for musicians ranging from Keith Richards to Elvis Costello and Beyoncé. At PEM, Palacios discusses design and the fashion — traditional and contemporary — of wearing men’s hats.

Sunday, September 9 | 2 pm – 3 pm | Meet at Information Desk | Children ages 5 to 8 with adult
Story Trails: Hats Off to You | Reservations by September 7
Everyone in Littleton is preparing for the Queen’s visit. Miss Hunnicutt has a new hat for the celebration, but none of her neighbors are prepared for the consequences! Find out if Miss Hunnicutt’s Hat meets the Queen’s approval in this story by Jeff Brumbeau, and then decorate a hatbox to protect your own favorite cap or headwear.

Saturday, September 15 | 1 pm – 3 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Studio Saturday: Head Toppers! | No reservations required
Watch local artist Holly Payne-Strange demonstrate her hat making techniques. Then make a special creation of your own to take home.  Made possible by the American Dental Partners.

Saturday, September 22 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Meet at Information Desk | Members $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Photographer Henry Horenstein | Reservations by September 20
Henry Horenstein, professor of photography at Rhode Island School of Design, met Ansel Adams while working for Polaroid, a few years before the famed photographer’s death. He engages the audience in an informal discussion with personal anecdotes about Adams’ career, importance and influence. Last in the Ansel I Knew series.
Horenstein, of Boston, is author of more than 30 books, including the monographs Honky Tonk, Show, Animalia, Close Relations, Humans and Racing Days, as well as some of the most widely used textbooks in the field, including Black & White Photography, Beyond Basic Photography and Digital Photography. His photographs have been widely collected and exhibited internationally. Made possible by Hunt’s Video and Photography and Cannon.

Thursday, September 27 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Members $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones | Reservations by September 26
Join Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM, for an in-depth look at this stunning exhibition.

Thursday, September 27 | 2 pm – 4 pm | Museum Shop
Trunk Show: Sarah Havens
Milliner Sarah Havens holds a trunk show in the Museum Shop. She also has hats on view in conjunction with the Hats exhibition.

Thursday, September 27 | 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm | Members and Salem residents $5, nonmembers $7
PEM/PM: Style Yourself | No reservations required
Join us for a fun evening as we celebrate and explore personal style! Milliner Sarah Havens demonstrates the art of making fascinators and then helps you create your own. Experience a live fashion shoot with fashion photographer Keith Patankar from Hunt’s Photo & Video and discover the secrets behind those perfect shots. Take notes from Bill Graham of Beautiful Things Ltd., of Salem, Mass., as he discloses tips for jazzing up your little black dress into a unique creation for any occasion. Watch vintage fashion film clips, hear gypsy swing music by New Boston Duo and much more.  Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Café. Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge and other exhibitions are open throughout the evening. Made possible by North Shore Art Throb.

Friday, September 28 | 8 pm | East India Marine Hall
Concert: Boston Artists Ensemble | Members $20, nonmembers $24, students $12
Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Opus 70, No. 1, Ghost and Mendelsohnn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Opus 66. Sharan Leventhal, violin; Jonathan Miller, cello; Randall Hodgkinson, piano.

Sunday, September 30 | 1 pm – 3 pm | Ropes Mansion (318 Essex Street, Salem)
Drop-in Art Activity: Watercolor in the Garden | No reservations required (weather permitting)
Explore the art of watercolor in the inspiring, lush garden at the Ropes Mansion. Supplies for painting will be provided. Held in conjunction with Essex County Trails & Sails events. Made possible by the Ropes Botanical Lecture Fund.


Sunday, September 30 | 2 pm | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: When America First Met China | Reservations by September 28
Join us in celebration of the Salem Literary Festival with a presentation by Eric Jay Dolin, author of the award-winning Fur, Fortune, and Empire and Leviathan. Dolin discusses his latest novel, When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail (Liveright Publishing Corporation, September 2012). Made possible by the Lowell Institute.

OCTOBER
Tuesday, October 2 | 7:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
Presentation: A Love Affair: Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz | Reservations by September 28
Delve into the romance between Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz with an introduction to their extensive letter correspondence. Sarah Greenough’s My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz: Volume One, 1915–1933 reveals the contents of 650 of the more than 5,000 letters the couple exchanged over 30 years, documenting the stages of their relationship and their artistic development. Greenough, the senior curator and head of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., shares her insight about the two renowned artists. Her exhibitions and publications have won many awards, including the International Center of Photography Publications Award for On the Art of Fixing a Shadow: 150 Years of Photography and the George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award for Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. A book signing to follow the presentation. Held in conjunction with Mayor's Night Out in Salem. Made possible by the Lowell Institute.

Saturday & Sunday, October 13 & 14 | 9:30 am – 4 pm | Families with children ages 6 and up
Festival: Caps, Capes and Characters
Join in the fun at our weekend festival celebrating Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones. Explore hats, costumes and imagination through lively storytelling, mime performances and artist demonstrations. Make your own hat and costume accessories to wear home! All events made possible by the Lowell Institute.

Saturday, October 13

9:30 am – 11 am | East India Marine Hall
Members-Only Family Breakfast | Reservations by October 9
Open to PEM members at the Family, Sponsor, Patron and Benefactor levels and their children or grandchildren. Enjoy bagels, muffins and fruit followed by a special performance by Mr. Balloons who makes custom balloon hats!

10:30 am – 2:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Millinery Me
Get inspired by everyday objects and create your own hat masterpiece.

10:45 am – 11:15 am | Children ages 3 and up with adult
Story Time: One Hat is Not Enough | Tickets available on the day of the program
Hats and costumes help us tell the world who we are, but sometimes you have too much to say. Find out what happens on one very special Three Hat Day in this classic story by Laura Geringer.

11 am – 3 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Monster Feet
Decorate a pair of feet to express your inner Wild Thing.

11:30 am – Noon | Information Desk | Families with children ages 5 and up
Family Tour: Cool and Crazy Hats | Tickets available on the day of the tour
Join us for a fun docent-led hands-on gallery exploration.

12:30 pm – 3 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: A Head for Balloons
Balloon artist Nate Murphy creates and hands out wild and wacky hats with a few simple twists.

1 pm – 1:45 pm & 3 pm – 3:45 pm | Atrium
Performances: The Monkey and the Hatseller
Classic storybooks, like Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, come to life with Activated Story Theatre, which uses comedy, American Sign Language and costume to tell folktales from around the world.

1 pm – 4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activity: Paper Beads
Create one-of-a-kind beads out of colorful patterned paper.

1 pm – 4 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Hat Design and Construction
Meet professional hat maker Orlando Palacios of Worth & Worth NYC and discover the tools and techniques of hat design.

2 pm – 2:30 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Film: Mickey Mouse’s The Prince and the Pauper | Reservations by October 11
In this animated Disney Storybook Favorite, a poor young Mickey and his friends help a sheltered prince with a familiar face discover the truth about his own kingdom. 1990. Rated G.

Sunday, October 14

10:30 am – 2:30 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Millinery Me
Get inspired by everyday objects and create your own hat masterpiece.

10:45 am – 11:15 am | Bartlett Gallery
Film: Mickey Mouse’s The Prince and the Pauper | Reservations by October 13
In this animated Disney Storybook Favorite, a poor young Mickey and his friends help a sheltered prince with a familiar face discover the truth about his own kingdom. 1990. Rated G.

11 am – 3 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Monster Feet
Decorate a pair of feet to express your inner Wild Thing.

11:30 am – Noon | Information Desk | Families with children ages 5 and up
Family Tour: Cool and Crazy Hats | Tickets available on the day of the tour
Join us for a fun docent-led hands-on gallery exploration.

12:30 pm – 3 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: A Head for Balloons
Balloon artist Nate Murphy creates and hands out wild and wacky hats with a few simple twists.

1 pm – 1:45 pm & 3 pm – 3:45 pm| Atrium
Performances: Comic Mime: Expression and Transformation
Costume is a vital piece of transformation, but so is imagination! Join award-winning performer Robert Rivest for this engaging exploration of comedy and communication.

1 pm – 4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activity: Paper Beads
Create one-of-a-kind beads out of colorful patterned paper.

1 pm – 4 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Hat Design and Construction
Meet professional hat maker Orlando Palacios of Worth & Worth NYC and discover the tools and techniques of hat design.

2 pm – 3 pm | Information Desk
Story Trails: Canine Crusader! | Reservations by October 11
Dex might be smaller than most of the dogs in his neighborhood, but he has the biggest heart.  Now he just needs the right outfit to show his friends who he really is—Superdog!  Follow Dex’s super adventures in this story by Caralyn Buehner and then create and decorate your own superhero cape.

2:25 pm – 3:15 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Lecture: Henry the Hatter | Reservations by October 11
Henry Goldstein was a cornerstone of the hat-making world for 50 years. In his studio in Lynn, Mass., he created hats for notable figures of the mid-1900s such as Boston Mayor James Michael Curley, prizefighter Rocky Marciano and Cardinal Richard Cushing. Discover more about this local hat maker with Kate Luchini, director of the Lynn Museum. If you have one of Henry's hats, please wear it to the presentation!

Tuesday, October 16 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | Member $15
Members-Only Gallery Talk: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones | Reservations by October 15
Join Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM, for an in-depth look at this stunning exhibition.

Thursday, October 18 | 6:30 am – 9:45 pm | Members and Salem residents $5, Nonmembers $7
PEM/PM: Not in Kansas Anymore | No reservations required

Explore fantastical worlds of imagination with a screening of the classic The Wizard of Oz and a discussion about the groundbreaking special effects with film expert Michael Dow. Enjoy a chef demonstration and tasting by Chive and create your own character out of found objects, just the way Tin Man was created. Step up to the open mic hosted by storyteller Tony Toledo to share a song, story or performance about this American icon. Wear your ruby slippers! Milliner Denise Shea holds a trunk show in the Museum Shop until 8:30 pm. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium café. Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones and other exhibitions are open throughout the evening. Made possible by North Shore Art Throb.
ONGOING
Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in July and August | 11:30 am – noon
Family Gallery Explorations | Families with children ages 5 and up | Meet at information desk
These 30-minute gallery adventures are designed just for families. Hands-on activity included. No program on July 4.

Select Wednesdays | 10:30 – 11:30 am | Caregivers with children up to age 5
Drop-in Activity: PEM Pals | Meet at information desk
This fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Visit pem.org/calendar for program dates and themes. Made possible by American Dental Partners.

Saturdays and Sundays | 1 – 3 pm
Art Investigations | Ask for location at information desk
Get hands-on in the galleries! Look for our interactive Art Cart every weekend and explore more! Touch objects, experiment with art-making techniques and discover the stories about the art around you.

Saturdays and Sundays | 1 – 3 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activities
Come create! Explore art, nature and more. View project listings by date on PEM’s online calendar or pick up a monthly schedule in the Pop-Up Art & Nature Center. Made Possible by American Dental Partners.

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1 comment:

  1. Thats cool..thanks for sharing

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