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PEM/PM – Jigsaw

Thursday, June 16, 2016 – 6pm to 9 pm

Entire museum is open

Cash bar | Small plates menu available from the Hawthorne Hotel


Arcade Games | Atrium

Try out classic arcade games with a puzzle twist, including Tetris and Klax with Salem’s new arcade and restaurant Bit Bar.

Art Making | Studio 1, Create Space

Fractals, geometric structures comprised of an infinite series of repeating patterns, are as much artistic as they are mathematical. Try your hand at creating your own 3-D Sierpinski Tetrahedra (while supplies last).

DJ | Atrium

DJ Seth plays the best pop and alternative rock hits of the ’80s, while DJ Radio Skotvoid spins chiptunes, an 8-bit style of music.

Public Art Demo | Essex Street Pedestrian Mall

Watch as PEM staffer/local artist Emily Larsen paints an optical illusion on the utility box across from the museum entrance as part of the city’s ArtBox public art project.

Puzzle Party | Atrium

Sample puzzling games like Jenga Tetris, Logiq Tower, Blockus and more with Beverly’s board game cafe The Castle.

Quizzical Cocktails | Atrium and Asian Garden

Grab a specialty cocktail at the cash bar or enjoy a selection of craft beer in the Asian Garden.

6-8 pm

Laser Cutting Demo | Asian Garden

Check out puzzles in the making with a demonstration by Goddard Design & Engineering and STEM kit designers Tinkineer.

Super Soma | Asian Garden

Check out our giant DIY Soma cube and see if you can tackle one (or all) of the geometric challenges.

7-8 pm

Puzzle Hunt | Various Galleries

Do you think you know the artwork in the museum? See if you can complete our museum-wide puzzle hunt. Snap a picture of each completed challenge to receive a small prize at the end of the hunt!

Zentangle Demo | Studio 2, Create Space

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Learn the basics with professional instructor Jan Boyd. Seating is limited.

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