Talks and Lectures, Special Events

PEM/PM: Through the Lens

Unconventional Parties for Creative Minds

Members and Salem residents, $5 nonmembers $7

Thursday, June 21, 2012 from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

No reservations needed

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

PEM/PM: Through the Lens

Experience PEM in a new way ... after hours.

Bring friends and join us for a party in the museum's Atrium and select galleries.

In the first of a new series of gallery talks, The Ansel I Knew, photographer Ross Harris presents a slide presentation "A Visit to Ansel's House." Also, Larissa Leclair presents Current Threads: Contemporary Photobooks from the Indie Photobook Library and artist Kyle Browne leads a drop-in activity for creating art out of surreal, provocative and humorous combinations of images from vintage postcards à la Jerry Uelsmann. Featuring music by 27.


6:30–9:30 pm

Vintage Postcards from The Edge led by artist Kyle Brown | Atrium

Create your own art out of vintage postcards based on the non-literal photography of Jerry Uelsmann. Visit the exhibition The Mind's Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann for inspiration!


Common Threads: Contemporary Photobooks from the Indie Photobook Library | South Spine-Atrium

Selected from the Indie Photobook Library's permanent collection, the books presented in this pop-up exhibition feature photographic work with underlying elements of water and celebrate the strength in self-publishing and small collaborative presses. Join Indie Photobook Library founder Larissa Leclair to learn more about this new publishing phenomena.


6:30–8 pm


Join Dave Becker, chef and owner of Sweet Basil, Needham, MA, for this chef demonstration and tasting.


The Art of Making Luscious Photographs of Food | Atrium

Food photographer Nina Gallant of Nina Gallant photography and chef/restaurant owner Dave Becker of Sweet Basil stage a live photo shoot to demonstrate the art of photographing food.

*Thrown Out of an Italian Kitchen: Recipes from Sweet Basil, by Chef Dave Becker and food photographer Nina Gallant will be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.


7–8 pm


Photographer Ross Harris visited Ansel Adams's house in Carmel, California in 1967. During the visit, Mr. Harris photographed the interior of Ansel's home, including his darkroom and work rooms. Join Mr. Harris as he shares these images and discusses his experiences getting to know Ansel Adams.


8:10–9:30 pm


27's extensive touring has created a fan base which crosses over many genres and continents, winning over indie, metal, punk and pop audiences alike.




Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Café. Cash bar.

This event is part of PEM's 2012 Evening Party Series, with monthly events on select Thursdays, June through November.

A Year of Photography programs made possible in part by Hunt's Photo & Video and Canon.

MEDIA PARTNER: North Shore Art Throb

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