Exhibitions

Droplet

2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Ripple Effect, The Art of H2O

On view June 18, 2011 to July 8, 2012

Located in the: Art & Nature Center

Ripple Effect, in PEM's interactive Art & Nature Center, highlights water as a medium for artistic expression and hands-on exploration. Visitors encounter water in its different states - solid, liquid and gas - as they investigate artworks inspired by rivers, geysers, snowflakes, fog and more. Water's allure to contemporary artists as a creative medium is compelling, especially in relation to the unique, life-giving properties of this substance we so often take for granted.


Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum and the museum's Art & Nature Committee.

Images

Droplet

Droplet

2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Siberia Circles

Siberia Circles

2010; Jim Denevan; nine-square-mile snow drawing (detail) | pigmented inkjet photograph; 28.8" x 44"; Courtesy of the artist; photograph by Peter Hinson

Burble’s Gradient

Burble’s Gradient

2005; Peter Wasilewski; pigmented inkjet photograph; 31"x38"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Icemusic

Icemusic

Icemusic musician Terje Isungset with ice trumpet; photo by Bjørn Furuseth

Water Sculpture #9

Water Sculpture #9

2010; Shinichi Maruyama; archival pigment print; 43"x52"; Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Serac Moulin

Serac Moulin

2008; Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh; mixed media; 44"x44"x21"; Courtesy of the Artist

Related Events

Dawn Chorus: Birdsong before Sunrise › For preteens through adults
ART & NATURE PRESENTATION
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:45pm
Reservations not required

Free

Join the author of The Singing Life of Birds for a special art and science acoustic tour of some of the finest and most intriguing dawn performers among North American songbirds.

listen to sparrows

Don Kroodsma's recording of male Brewer's Sparrows all singing madly in the dark, well before sunrise.

Let it Grow – School Vacation Week ›
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 10:30am - 4pm

Included with museum admission

Spread your branches to celebrate the return of spring and join our Earth Day festivities!

STORY TIME

The Leaf Men
10:30-11 am | meet at information desk

Who are the mysterious Leaf Men and can they save the backyard from the evil Spider Queen?

 

COLLABORATIVE ART MAKING

Bark Building
10:30 am-1 pm | outside the museum

Join Branching Out artist Kyle Browne to create a forest mural along the front of the museum.

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING

Seedling Pots
11 am-2 pm | Create Space

Decorate a seedling pot and be ready to plant for spring! Early participants also get an evergreen tree seedling to take home.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION

Tree Eavesdropping
1-3 pm, | outside the museum

Meet Branching Out artist and Maker Lounge Artist-in-Residence David Yann Robert and learn how to eavesdrop on the inner life of a tree, then create an original artwork.

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING

Leaf Carpet
1-4 pm | Atrium

Compose patterns and original designs with laminated leaves, inspired by the work of Branching Out artist Joan Backes.

 


Let it Grow – School Vacation Week (cont.) ›
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 10:30am - 4pm

Included with museum admission

Spread your branches to celebrate the return of spring and join our Earth Day festivities!

 

COLLABORATIVE ART MAKING

Bark Building
10:30 am-1 pm | outside the museum

Join Branching Out artist Kyle Browne to create a forest mural along the front of the museum.

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING

Leaf-Litter Paper
11 am-2 pm | Create Space

Get hands on with nature to create some beautiful paper made from natural materials.

 

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION

Tree Eavesdropping
1-3 pm, | outside the museum

Meet Branching Out artist and Maker Lounge Artist-in-Residence David Yann Robert and learn how to eavesdrop on the inner life of a tree, then create an original artwork.

 

DROP-IN ART MAKING

Leaf Carpet
1-4 pm | Atrium

Compose patterns and original designs with laminated leaves, inspired by the work of Branching Out artist Joan Backes.

 


Further Reading