Friday, February 08, 2013

March and April Events at the Peabody Essex Museum


The Peabody Essex Museum just announced their schedule of events for both March and April. As all of our loyal blog readers know, no trip to Salem or the Hawthorne is considered complete unless you visit PEM. They have some wonderful events and exhibits slated for the spring.

Take a look to help you decide when to plan your next trip!

While many of these activities are for children and families, many are not.  Please feel free to call 978-745-9500 Monday through Friday to inquire if you are not certain.
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MARCH

Thursday, March 7 – Sunday, March 10 | Morse Auditorium
Salem Film Fest @ PEM | For adults
Visit pem.org/calendar for film descriptions and ticket information.


7 pm | The Ghost Army 1 pm | In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter 3:30 pm | The World’s Most Fashionable Prison 5:30 pm | The World Before Her
1 pm | Kind Hearted Woman 3:30 pm | Panel Discussion: Salem Film Fest Presents the Making of a Frontline


Story Trails: When Books Fly | Tickets on day of program
Join us for a participatory reading of William Joyce’s The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore and watch the short film based on the story. Then make an animated flip book to take home.


Presentation: Tim Laman – The Quest for the Birds of Paradise | Free
National Geographic photojournalist Tim Laman presents a multimedia presentation on his quest to capture images of all 39 species of Birds of Paradise. A business meeting of the Essex County Ornithological Club is held from 7:30–7:45 pm.


Friday, March 15 | 8 pm | East India Marine Hall
Concert: Boston Artists Ensemble | Members $23, nonmembers $27, students $12 Works by Mendelssohn and Brahms.


Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17 | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Felts and Fibers: A Wool Festival


Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17 | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Felts and Fibers: A Wool Festival


Friday, March 15 | 8 pm | East India Marine Hall
Concert: Boston Artists Ensemble | Members $23, nonmembers $27, students $12
Works by Mendelssohn and Brahms.


Saturday, March - Sunday, March 17 | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Felts and Fibers: A Wool Festival


Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, March 17 | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Felts and Fibers: A Wool Festival
Activity: Yarn Bombing | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium


Learn how to make a design with yarn and stitch it onto our collaborative masterpiece. Louise Walsh from Evergreen Farm makes yarn straight from a fluffy rabbit sitting on her lap. Learn a quick and easy way to make beautiful felted artwork from wool.


Join PEM Pals storyteller Heather to find out what happens when sheep try to take a trip on a ship. Kevin Ford demonstrates the historical technique of blade shearing. Please check pem.org/calendar 24 hours in advance for cancellations due to weather. Join our museum educators to learn how flax fibers were spun into rope for sailors.

Activity: Yarn Bombing | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Learn how to make a design with yarn and stitch it onto our collaborative masterpiece. 
Louise Walsh from Evergreen Farm makes yarn straight from a fluffy rabbit sitting on her lap.

Learn a quick and easy way to make beautiful felted artwork from wool.
Hear this sweet story about a grandmother who knits a sweater for her dog.
Kevin Ford demonstrates the historical technique of blade shearing. Please check pem.org/calendar 24 hours in advance for cancellations due to weather.
Join our museum educators to learn how flax fibers were spun into rope for sailors.


PEM/PM: Artopia | Members and Salem residents (with ID) free, nonmembers $10
Step into the future of the region’s arts scene with an evening of cutting-edge creativity. Local art organization Creative Salem celebrates its first year with dynamic future-focused events by their members and friends. Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Café.


Saturday, March 23 | 1 pm | Meet at information desk
Gallery Talk: Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection | Tickets available day of program
Explore the exhibition with Trevor Smith, curator of contemporary art.


Tuesday, March 26 | 7:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
Salem Award | For adults | Reservations strongly suggested at salemaward.org | $10
The Salem Award Foundation presents the 21st annual Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice. Reception follows at Salem Visitor Center.


APRIL
Weekend Festival: Sensational India! | For reservations call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011
All events made possible in part by Samir and Nalima Desai; The Desai Family Foundation and TAJ Boston, Not Just Another Hotel.


Collaborative Art Project: Center Stage Backdrop | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Work with visual artist Adrian Galvin in a hands-on art making experience to create the backdrop that will be used in Sunday’s dance performance by Dakshina.


Cooking Demonstration: The Healing Value of Indian Spices | 11 am | Bartlett Gallery | Reservations by March 29. Food expert Shruti Mehta demonstrates the art of making the popular Paan (Betel leaf) as well as Chai.


Make your own colorful artwork inspired by Midnight to the Boom using dry pigments and water.


Join Ravi as he experiences his grandfather’s captivating stories about India in Elephant Dance, by Theresa Heiner and illustrator Sheila Moxley.
Raghava KK presents his journey as an artist and concludes by showcasing his latest art project, a brainwave installation.


Dakshina presents Vasanth, a retelling of the Indian myth that describes the return of spring to earth after years of desolation.


Raghava KK teaches students how to express themselves with confidence by giving emotion and personality to their own cartoon creations.


Come hear Lakha Khan, one of the last remaining sarangi players among the Manganiyars, a community of Muslim musicians who live in the desert state of Rajasthan in Western India.


Art Activity: Painting with Pigment | 11 am – 3pm | For families with children 3 and up
Make your own colorful artwork inspired by Midnight to the Boom using dry pigments and water. Join Ravi as he experiences his grandfather’s captivating stories about India in Elephant Dance, by Theresa Heiner and illustrator Sheila Moxley. Dakshina presents Vasanth, a retelling of the Indian myth that describes the return of spring to earth after years of desolation.

Ankur Malhotra, a founder of Amarrass Records, discusses the role folk music plays in shaping the Indian ethos and challenges faced by traditional folk musicians.

New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas discusses the emerging prominence of India in the global sector and his book, India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking.


Come hear Lakha Khan, one of the last remaining sarangi players among the Manganiyars, a community of Muslim musicians who live in the desert state of Rajasthan in Western India.


Sensational Bollywood | Advance tickets only by April 3 | Members $15, nonmembers $20


April School Vacation Week – Sounding Off: Explore art and movement through the work of Nick Cave


Drop-In Activity: Channeling Nick Cave | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Sketch a Soundsuit and then use a variety of fun materials to contribute to a life-sized one using Nick Cave for inspiration.


Check out the colorful patterned wallpaper created by Nick Cave. Then use paper cutouts to make your own kaleidoscopic wallpaper to take home.
Try out this cool invention that turns everyday objects like bananas and Play-doh into musical instruments.


Create Nick Cave-inspired costumes with our unique selection of materials and help from Monkey House Dance Company.


Join an interactive performance by Urbanity Dance.
Learn how to dance to artwork on this one-of-a-kind family tour.


Drop-In Activity: Channeling Nick Cave | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Sketch a Soundsuit and then use a variety of fun materials to contribute to a life-sized one using Nick Cave for inspiration.
Check out the colorful patterned wallpaper created by Nick Cave. Then use paper cutouts to make your own kaleidoscopic wallpaper to take home.
Try out this cool invention that turns everyday objects like bananas and Play-doh into musical instruments.
Come hear Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp by Carol Diggory Shields, then stick around for a fun craft activity
Learn how to dance to artwork on this one-of-a-kind family tour.
Meet Ramblin’ Dan and his unique “sound” suit, then stick around to make your own music machine with an array of colorful materials.


Drop-In Activity: Channeling Nick Cave | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Sketch a Soundsuit and then use a variety of fun materials to contribute to a life-sized one using Nick Cave for inspiration.
Check out the colorful patterned wallpaper created by Nick Cave. Then use paper cutouts to make your own kaleidoscopic wallpaper to take home.
Try out this cool invention that turns everyday objects like bananas and Play-doh into musical instruments.

Learn how to dance to artwork on this one-of-a-kind family tour.
Monkey House shows us how to activate everyday objects with dance.
Everyone is welcome to take part in our big parade. Wear the costume you created earlier in the week or bring something from home.


PEM/PM: Free Form | Members and Salem residents (with ID) free, nonmembers $10
Artist Nick Cave joins us in a celebration of category-bending artwork, dance and performance art. Indulge in culinary samples, libations and art-making activities. Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Café.


Presentation: Toshio Shibata in Conversation | Reservations by April 19
Photographer Toshio Shibata and PEM Curator of Photography Phillip Prodger discuss Shibata’s life and work in this engaging conversation.


Story Trails: Monster Dance | For children ages 5 to 8 with adult | Tickets day of program
Enjoy a reading of Two Left Feet by Adam Stower, and then create your own Nick Cave-inspired dance accessory.


Slow Art Day 2013 | Register online at http://slowartpem2013.eventbrite.com/
Participants choose five works of art to look at for 10 minutes each, then meet others in the Atrium Café to talk about the experience.


Public Gallery Talk: FreePort [No. 006]: Nick Cave | Tickets day of program
With Trevor Smith, curator of contemporary art


ONGOING
Family Gallery Explorations | Families with children ages 5 and up | Tickets day of program
These 30-minute gallery adventures are designed just for families. Hands-on activity included.


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 and 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.


Saturday, March 16
Demonstration: Rabbit Fur Spinning | 11 am – 2 pm | Atrium
Studio Discovery: Wet Felting | 11 am – 3 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Story Time: Sheep on a Ship | 11 am | East India Marine Hall
Film: Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave | 11:30 am | Morse Auditorium
Demonstration: Sheep Shearing | 1 – 3 pm | Armory Park, across from PEM entrance
Gallery Spot: Spinning Flax into Rope | 2 – 3:30 pm | East India Marine Hall

Sunday, March 17
Demonstration: Rabbit Fur Spinning | 11 am – 2 pm | Atrium
Studio Discovery: Wet Felting | 11 am – 3 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Story Time: Knit One, Purl One | 11 am | East India Marine Hall
Film: Wallace and Gromit in A Close Shave | 11:30 am | Morse Auditorium
Demonstration: Sheep Shearing | 1 – 3 pm | Armory Park
Gallery Spot: Spinning Flax into Rope | 2 – 3:30 pm | East India Marine Hall

Saturday, April 6
Art Activity: Painting with Pigment | 11 am – 3pm | For families with children 3 and up
Story Time: Elephant Dance | 11:30 am – noon | Meet at information desk
Artist Talk: Raghava KK | 1 – 2 pm | Morse Auditorium | For adults | Reservations by April 4
Dance: Dakshina Dance Company | 12 – 12:45 pm and 2:30 – 3:15 pm | Atrium
Art Workshop: Shadows that Misbehave | 2:30 – 4:30 pm | Bartlett Gallery | Reservations by April 2
Concert: Lakha Khan | 3:30 – 4:45 pm | East India Marine Hall

Sunday, April 7
Story Time: Elephant Dance | 11:30 am – noon | Meet at information desk
Dance: Dakshina Dance Company | 12 – 12:45 pm and 4 – 4:45 pm | Atrium
Presentation: The Eternal Essence of Music | 1 – 2 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by April 4

India Calling: A Writer’s Reflections of a Culture in Transition | 2:30 – 3:45 pm | Morse Auditorium | Reservations by April 4
Concert: Lakha Khan | 2:30 – 3:45 pm | East India Marine Hall
Saturday, April 6 | 9 pm – midnight | Atrium

Tuesday, April 16
Drop-In Activity: Kaleidoscope Wallpaper | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Drop-In Activity: MaKey MaKey | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Studio Discovery: Crafty Costumes | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Performance Workshop: Find Your Grove | 11 am and 2 pm | Atrium
Gallery Tour: Gallery Gallop | 11:30am – noon | Meet at information desk| For families with children ages 5 and up | Tickets available day of program

Wednesday, April 17
Drop-In Activity: Kaleidoscope Wallpaper | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Drop-In Activity: MaKey MaKey | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
PEM Pals: Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp | 10:30 am | Bartlett Gallery
Gallery Tour: Gallery Gallop | 11:30am – noon | Meet at information desk | For families with children ages 5 and up | tickets available day of program
Studio Discovery: One Man Band | Noon – 3 pm | Bartlett Gallery

Thursday, April 18
Drop-In Activity: Kaleidoscope Wallpaper | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Drop-In Activity: MaKey MaKey | 10 am – 4 pm | Atrium
Gallery Tour: Gallery Gallop | 11:30am – noon | Meet at information desk | For families with children ages 5 and up | Tickets available day of program

Performance Workshop: Activating Objects with Dance | 1 – 3 pm | Atrium
Drop-In Activity: Essex Street Clowning Parade | 3 pm | Meet outside front entrance


PLEASE NOTE: Information is current as of January 30, 2013. 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


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I hope to see you here or there!

Juli

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