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PEM/PM Nexus

Thursday, April 21, 2016

6-9 pm

#ColorOurCollection | Atrium

Channel your inner Rembrandt by coloring images of Dutch engravings and plateware copied from books in our collection you can see with help from Phillips Library staff. Add your finished masterpiece to our display!

Art Making | Studio 1, Create Space

Create your own Delftware-inspired tile coaster using Asian porcelain and mosaic pieces or try your hand at drawing some of our still-life scenes (while supplies last).

Bigger or Better | PEM/PM Welcome Table

Can you transform a small object like a pencil or paperclip into a valuable treasure by making small trades with random strangers? Grab a team of 3-5 people and see if you can bring back the most creative item. The winning team earns an Asia in Amsterdam-themed prize!

Fusion Cuisine | Atrium

Asian spices and Dutch fare collide with dishes prepared by PEM Chef Rhiannon Nowak. Offerings include Bitterballen with Hoisin-Chile Dip ($8), Satay Chicken or Tofu with Chilled Peanut Noodles and Braised Bok Choy ($9), Chicken and Turnip Stew with Asian-Inspired Spring Vegetables ($6) and an Oven-Roasted Sweet Potato with Scallion Soy Sauce ($5).

Networking Tips | Atrium

Trade business cards and meet some new faces as you brush up on your networking skills with Boston’s Society of Grownups.

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Tea-Infused Cocktails | Atrium

Sample a duo of cocktails infused with ginger and Earl Grey teas from Jolie Tea Company.

Trade Games | Studio 2, Create Space

Play games that explore trade, luxury and global domination including Settlers of Catan, Risk and Bohnanza with Beverly’s new board game cafe, The Castle.

DJ | Atrium

One of Boston’s best, DJ Melee, spins danceable House beats.

Highlights Tour | Asia in Amsterdam| Level 2

Get a closer look at some of the influential objects featured in Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the Golden Age with assistant curator Gordon Wilkins.

Chocolate Tasting | Atrium

Sample a variety of Dutch chocolate from Tony’s Chocolonely, an international company changing the industry with 100 percent slave-free chocolate.

Live Performance | Atrium

Gamelan Galak Tika performs traditional and newly developed works by Balinese and American composers.

Supporter – The Lowell Institute
In-Kind Media Partner – WBUR 90.9 FM
Print Partner – The Scarlet Letter Press
Media Partner – Creative Salem