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Juli Lederhaus, General Manager
day celebration features film, music, tours and presentations
MA - The
Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the largest U.S. exhibition of Joseph
Mallord William Turner's maritime paintings. Turner
& the Sea features
more than 100 works spanning the 50-year career of one of Britain's most
celebrated painters. Encompassing oils, watercolors, prints and sketches from
the 1790s to the mid-1800s, this first full-scale examination of Turner's
lifelong attraction to the sea follows the artist's evolution from precocious
young painter to one of the most important, controversial and prolific masters
of his art. Dramatic and roiling, sunlit and cloudstruck, the power of Turner's
glorious canvases changed the maritime aesthetic and influenced countless
painters hundreds of years after his time. Turner
& the Sea
is on view at PEM May 31 - September 1, 2014.
DAY CELEBRATION | SATURDAY, MAY 31
am | FILM | J.M.W.
minutes) | MORSE AUDITORIUM
documentary chronicles the rise of Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851).
Known for his technical skills and use of light, he is considered one of the
greatest landscape painters of all time. In an overview of Turner's career and
influences, this film includes footage of locations important to him in Wales,
Switzerland and England, and readings from writers and artists of the era,
including John Ruskin and Lord Byron. Narrated by Jeremy Irons. For
reservations, please call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011 or book online at
by for a watercolor demonstration given by Christopher Pullman, who looks to the
seashore, the houses of Cape Ann and the marine railways of Gloucester for
inspiration. Then try your hand at painting.
Riding, senior curator and head of arts at the National Maritime Museum,
discusses the vision behind the exhibition and how the process of organizing it
generated new insights into Turner’s work. Following her presentation she’s
joined by Daniel Finamore, PEM’s Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and
History, for a conversation about Turner’s impact on marine painting
internationally, from his time right up to today.
up on the day of the event and meet at the information desk.
pm | CONCERT BY THE HANDEL AND HAYDN SOCIETY | MORSE AUDITORIUM
what was happening musically in the early 19th century, Turner's time period, as
the renowned Handel and Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus
perform stunning works by Mendelssohn, Haydn and British composers working at
the same time as J.M.W. Turner. This Boston ensemble is known for providing
audiences the opportunity to hear the unique textures and dynamics of period
instruments. Join us for this intimate and gratifying musical
& the Sea
has been produced by the National Maritime Museum, part of Royal Museums
Greenwich, London. Supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the
Arts and the Humanities. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation,
and The Manton Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine
Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support.
Mallord William Turner, Venice:
The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore
(1834). National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Widener Collection,
THE PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM
in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents outstanding works of artistic
and cultural creativity in ways that transform people's lives. The museum's
collection is among the finest of its kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of
American art and architecture as well as outstanding Asian, Asian export, Native
American, African, Oceanic, maritime and photography collections. In addition to
its vast holdings, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions
and an interactive education center. The museum campus features numerous parks,
period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200‐year‐old
house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in
the United States. Currently, a comprehensive $650 million Campaign is underway
to advance PEM's mission, fortify its endowment, improve infrastructure and
build a 175,000-square-foot expansion. HOURS:
Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am–5
pm and the third Thursday of every month until 9 pm. Closed Mondays (except
holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. ADMISSION:
$18; seniors $15; students $10. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5.
Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission
and free admission to Yin Yu Tang. INFO:
866‐745‐1876 or visit our Web site at