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Peabody Essex Museum

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161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
https://www.pem.org

The mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, stewarding, and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind, and stimulate the senses. Through its exhibitions, programs, publications, media, and related activities, PEM strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of themselves and the wider world.

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October 2016

Lunar Attraction

October 15, 2016 @ 12:00 am - August 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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As Earth’s closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from the psychological effects of a full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth’s tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.…

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February 2017

WOW® World of WearableArt™ Peabody Essex Museum

February 18 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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WOW® World of WearableArt™ On view February 18, 2017 to June 11, 2017 Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and makers of all stripes to explore the boundary between fashion and art, and to "get art off the walls and onto the body." The WOW® World of WearableArtTM competition is the country's largest art event and each year it culminates in…

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April 2017

Symbols in Nature with Peter C. Stone

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Join award-winning author, illustrator and plein air painter Peter C. Stone in an exploration of the moon and other elements in nature as symbols. This session features a mini-talk by the artist, including a visit to his paintings Guernsey on the Mount and Black Wolf on display in Lunar Attraction, followed by a painting demo and workshop in which participants will create pastel and watercolor artworks to take home. Each participant will also receive a pass to come back to…

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May 2017

Tom Sleigh reading as part of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

May 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Tom Sleigh will read from his new poetry collection, STATION ZED, on Saturday, May 6 at 11:00 AM at PEM Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum as part of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. A headline reading with Andrea Cohen. Ticketing info: http://www.masspoetry.org/admission-2017

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Fred Marchant appearing at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Fred Marchant will read from his new poetry collection, SAID NOT SAID, on Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 PM at PEM Create Space 2, Peabody Essex Museum as part of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. "Out There and In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic Poem," with David Ferry, George Kalogeris, Jennifer Barber, and student Nehizena Young-Edo. Ticketing info: http://www.masspoetry.org/admission-2017

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The State of Poetry

May 6 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The Mass Poetry Festival presents THE STATE of POETRY Featuring poets: Kazim Ali Marie Gauthier Rigoberto Gonzalez Elizabeth Powell Moderated by: Jennifer Jean A diverse panel of poets will engage in a free flowing discussion about the state of poetry today: who gets published (and who doesn’t), the impact of new technologies, trends in craft, and poets and poetry’s connection to the events and to the social context of our times. When: May 6th, 3:15-4:30pm For more info: http://sched.co/ACs8 The…

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Fred Marchant appearing at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Fred Marchant will read from his new poetry collection, SAID NOT SAID, on Sunday, May 7 at 1:00 PM at PEM Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum. A reading with Gail Mazur, Richard Hoffman, and Lloyd Schwartz. Ticketing info: http://www.masspoetry.org/admission-2017

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