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Ann Smith Animations
"Poly": MAC Intern Video Project
Trash Menagerie PEM, 2009
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Peabody Essex Museum
Kahurangi Maori Dance Company Performance
Peabody Essex Museum, 2008
Bride Wars: 20th Century Fox
Shot on Location in East India Marine Hall PEM, 2008
Weekend Festivals
Peabody Essex Museum

Throughout the year, PEM offers free, fun-filled weekend festivals for all ages. These multicultural programs feature art activities, performing arts, workshops, artist demonstrations, tours, films, presentations and more.

Wedded Visions: A Media Mosaic
Wedded Bliss PEM, 2008

This video mosaic includes images from iconic weddings as well as an international array of more intimate portraits — many submitted by museum visitors. The celebratory media installation played in the Wedded Bliss Gallery during PEM’s 2008 exhibition.

 

Musical score by James Forrest - ambalogic.com

Artist Profile: Phil Lowe
Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style PEM, 2007
Artist Profile

Master furniture maker Phillip Lowe demonstrates some of the same techniques that Samuel McIntire used during his career in the late 18th century as Salem’s preeminent wood carver and architect.

Artist Profile: Liu Xaindong, Painter of Social Upheaval
© Gebruder-Beetz Filmproduktion, Mahjong PEM, 2009
Artist Profile: Cao Fei, Multi-Media Artist Between Worlds
© Gebruder-Beetz Filmproduktion, Mahjong PEM, 2009
Behind The Scenes: William Rush Figurehead Conservation
Peabody Essex Museum, 2008
What's The Point?
MAC Internship Project PEM, 2006
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Artist Profile: Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions
Inspired by China PEM, 2006
Artist Profile

Furnituremakers  J.M. Syron and Bonnie Bishoff demonstrate a polymer clay veneer technique. Their small chest was on view in Inspired by China, Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions, which began with a three-day workshop for artists so they could examine historic pieces and then draw from the forms and materials to create their own works of art for the exhibition the following year.

On Exhibit: Working Chinese Automaton Clock (1736-1796)
Emperor Looks West PEM, 2006
Behind The Scenes: Photographing the Eccleston Screen
Peabody Essex Museum, 2009

PEM staff documented how this monumental 12-panel room screen was moved and photographed to make high-resolution images available to scholars worldwide. The screen was made in the 1730s for John Eccleston, a silk merchant and director of the British East India Company. See it for yourself in the Asian Export Art: China Gallery, Level 2.

Behind The Scenes: Phil Lowe, Making a Desk Rosette
Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style PEM, 2007

Master furniture maker Phillip Lowe demonstrates some of the same techniques that Samuel McIntire used during his career in the late 18th century as Salem’s preeminent wood carver and architect.

Behind The Scenes: Phil Lowe, Carving Tools
Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style PEM, 2007

Master furniture maker Phillip Lowe demonstrates some of the same techniques that Samuel McIntire used during his career in the late 18th century as Salem’s preeminent wood carver and architect.

Artist Profile: Cile Bellefleur Burbidge
Wedded Bliss PEM, 2008

Cile Bellefleur Burbidge created her three-foot tall Architectural Fantasy Cake for PEM’s Wedded Bliss exhibition in 2008. In this video, she shows how to make tiny floral bouquets out of icing.

Behind The Scenes: Installation of Yue Minjun's 2000 A.D.
Mahjong PEM, 2009

In 2009, PEM presented Mahjong, a major exhibition of contemporary Chinese art from the collection of Swiss businessman Uli Sigg. In this video, watch how curators and other PEM staff helped unpack and install 2000 A.D., artist Yu Minjun’s nearly life-size statues of a grinning (or is he grimacing?) man.

Behind The Scenes: The Art of Conservation
The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes PEM, 2009

Conservator Theresa Carmichael is restoring an 18th-century Dutch painting from PEM’s collection in the Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes Galleries on Wednesdays and Fridays through September 7.

Artist Profile: Joni Sternbach
SurfLand PEM, 2009

Joni Sternbach makes her photographs of surfing culture in tintype, a labor-intensive technique that requires the application of chemicals to a metal plate. SurfLand, her first solo exhibition at a major art museum, reveals her fascinating body of work that’s at once historical yet completely contemporary.