For Kids & Families

School Vacation Week (continues)

Sounding Off: Explore art and movement through the work of Nick Cave

Included with museum admission

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10am

Location: Peabody Essex Museum

School Vacation Week (continues)

Channeling Nick Cave
10 am-2:30 pm | Atrium

Sketch a Soundsuit and then use a variety of fun materials to contribute to a life-sized one using Nick Cave for inspiration.


Kaleidoscope Wallpaper
10 am-2:30 pm | Atrium

Check out the colorful patterned wallpaper created by Nick Cave. Then use paper cutouts to make your own kaleidoscopic wallpaper to take home.


MaKey MaKey
10 am-2:30 pm | Atrium

Try out this cool invention that turns everyday objects like bananas and Play-doh into musical instruments.


Gallery Gallop
11:30 am-noon | meet at information desk
For families with children ages 5 and up
Tickets available at information desk on day of tour

Learn how to dance to the artwork on this one-of-a-kind family tour.


Activating Objects with Dance
1-3 pm | Atrium

Monkey House shows us how to activate everyday objects with dance.


Essex Street Clowning Parade
3 pm |  meet outside PEM's front entrance

Everyone is welcome to take part in our big parade. Wear the costume you created earlier in the week or bring something from home.


Free Form
6:30-9:30 pm | FREE. Donations accepted for The One Fund Boston in honor of Marathon victims

Artist Nick Cave joins us in a celebration of category-bending artwork, dance and performance art. Indulge in culinary samples, libations and art-making activities. Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Café.



School Vacation Week is a 3 day event happening Tuesday, April 16, Wednesday, April 17, and Thursday, April 18, 2013.


Made possible by the Lowell Institute




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