Join PEM for an Anchor Drop Monday, September 16

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Photo Credit: Eric H. Muller (photographer), East India Marine Hall, ca. 1958. Photographic print. Courtesy of the Phillips Library. © Peabody Essex Museum. PEM Invites Public to Celebrate Historic 4,450-Pound Anchor’s Return to the Museum Campus on Monday, September 16 @ 2:00 pm SALEM, MA – In coordination with the opening of its new wing, the Peabody Essex Museum [….]

PEM Presents a Comprehensive Look at One of the 20th Century’s Most Influential American Artists

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SALEM, MA – This Fall, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a fresh perspective on the artist and teacher widely considered to be one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century. PEM is the exclusive east coast venue for Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, organized by the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA). On [….]

PEM Block Party – Photo Gallery

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Images by K.H. Photography Click here for full gallery The Peabody Essex Museum, in collaboration with Creative Collective, held its 3rd annual Summer Block Party on July 27th. The highly successful party has grown throughout all of its iterations and is now what it is today. There were vendors selling their beautiful creations, music housed in The Wandering Stage with an [….]

PEM Summer Block Party: Vendors, Food Trucks, Music, and More

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The Peabody Essex Museum has held their Summer Block Party for the past two years, and are bringing it back for a third year! The highly successful party has grown throughout all of its iterations and is now what it is today. This year, the Summer Block Party will be held on July 27th from [….]

PEM presents the first retrospective of celebrated American photographer Olivia Parker

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Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker On view July 13 through November 11, 2019 SALEM, MA – For more than 40 years, Olivia Parker (b. 1941) has used photography to explore the relationships between vision, knowledge, and the natural world. From deceptively simple still lifes that transform the commonplace to her most recent work exploring [….]

A Laser Show To Celebrate Local Immigrants’ Stories And Confront Stigma

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By Greg Cook/ @aestheticresearPhotos by Creative Collective Originally published on Essex County Creates The laser and sound installation “Im|Migration” by Stephanie Benenson of Hamilton for the North Shore Community Development Coalition’s Punto Urban Art Museum repeats on May 16, 17 and 18 from 8 to 10 p.m. each night. As darkness settled on Salem’s Point neighborhood last [….]

Photographic Journeys Past and Present Show China in a New Light

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A Lasting Memento: John Thomson’s Photographs Along the River Min On view June 1, 2019 through May 17, 2020 Save the Date: Press Reception on Wednesday, June 19 @ 6-8pm SALEM, MA – The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents a voyage into 19th-century China through one of PEM’s photographic treasures, John Thomson’s rare album Foochow and the River Min. [….]

PEM Debuts First Exhibition of the Lynch Collection of American Art

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Including Gifted Works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Childe Hassam and J.O.J. Frost On view May 11 through December 1, 2019 Press Preview Reception on Wednesday, May 8 @ 6-8pm SALEM, MA – The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the debut exhibition of an outstanding collection of American painting, furniture, and decorative arts that was assembled by philanthropists, Carolyn and [….]

Artopia Photobooth 2019

Artopia 2019 – Photo Gallery

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Images by Creative Collective Artopia 2019 was a celebration of the diversity of the arts on the North Shore and featured dancing, projection mapping, lasers, Djs, Live music, art making and more.  This event was a collaboration between Peabody Essex Museum and Creative Collective.  For more info on future Peabody Essex Events visitpem.org For more [….]

North Shore Women to Watch

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An evening of Women’s Networking presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Hotel Salem in Salem Mass. Story by Alyse Diamantides. Photos by Creative Collective

PEM Invites Visitors to Participate in a Meditative Sculptural Installation by World-Renowned Korean Artist

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Kimsooja: Archive of MindJune 22, 2019 through January 19, 2020 Save the Date: Press Preview Reception | Wednesday, June 19 | 6-8 pm Salem, MA — This summer, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) invites you to roll up your sleeves and participate in a meditative sculptural installation by world-renowned Korean artist, Kimsooja. Archive of Mind transforms the simple, repetitive actions [….]

Artopia 2019 – After Hours Celebration

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Artopia returns! Join us to celebrate art and dance to the funky sounds of Boston’s Glitter Boys. Dress to impress for our photo booth, experience unexpected dance and music moments in our galleries and help enviro-artist Maia Mattson work on a public art project for 11th annual Salem Arts Festival (June 7-9).

Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker

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On view at PEM from July 13 through November 11, 2019 Exhibition Fact Sheet Salem, MA — For more than 40 years, Olivia Parker (b. 1941) has used photography to explore the relationships between vision, knowledge, and the natural world. From deceptively simple still-lifes that transform the commonplace to her most recent work exploring memory loss, Order of [….]

Peabody Essex Museum to Open 40,000-Square-Foot Wing and 13 New Galleries and Exhibitions by September

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Museum-Wide Initiative Creates Entirely New Experiences Using Fresh Curatorial, Interpretative, and Design Approaches Salem, MA — On September 28, 2019, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will open a 40,000-square-foot wing designed by Ennead Architects, New York. The expansion and renovation—a component of the museum’s landmark $650M+ Connect Campaign—features new installations, a light-filled atrium, an entry and facilities [….]

Mr. Joy: The Neighborhood Tour Comes to Salem for Two Free Performances

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Weekly Buzz is a regular feature of special events and happenings on the North Shore. If you have an upcoming special event, project, or initiative that you’d like to see featured here. Send our editor an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com  What: Mr. Joy: The Neighborhood Tour at the Peabody Essex Museum When: Friday, March 15 at [….]