William Wegman. Platform Shoes, 2008
On view October 19, 2013 to September 7, 2014
Located in the: Art & Nature Center
Beyond Human: Artist–Animal Collaborations features nearly 40 paintings, installations, photographs and audio and video recordings by artists who co-create or investigate art with live animals. From William Wegman's iconic photography of his Weimaraners to Mary Jo McConnell's paintings of elaborate bowerbird displays and Julia Oldham's interpretative insect dances, Beyond Human reveals the varied ways in which contemporary artists interface with animals to create original and surprising works of art. Come and explore the nature of creativity, interact with live critters and be a part of the creative process.
Beyond Human features works by the following artists: Julie Andreyev, Hilary Berseth, Catherine Chalmers, Emil Fiore, Mark Fischer, Ryan Hackett, Steven R. Kutcher, Mary Jo McConnell, Alex Melamid and Vitaly Komar, Jim Nollman, Julia Oldham, Christine Peter, Daniel Ranalli, Ken Rinaldo, Corinna Schnitt, William Wegman, Yukinori Yanagi, and Amy Youngs.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.
In God We Trust, 1999
Colored sand, plastic box, plastic tube and plastic pipe
17 x 40 ½ inches
Courtesy of Miyake Fine Art
Bumble Beetles (from "American Cockroach - Imposters" series), 2004
45 x 30 inchesCourtesy of the artist.
Snail Drawing: Spiral Start #9, 1995 - 2009
Daniel Ranalli. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas.
Wildlife photographer Shawn Carey shares images and stories from his summer in Iceland, where he visited fjords, grasslands and lava fields. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club. A business meeting of the ECOC is held from 7:30-7:45 pm.
From massive to minuscule, explore art and nature on a vast scale! PEM combines the opening of Sizing It Up and the annual Big Draw Festival for a lively day of art and investigation.
DROP-IN ART MAKING
Mega Heart Meets Mini Heartbeats
10 am-4 pm | Atrium
Explore Marilu Swett's giant abstract heart and add your own heartbeat drawing to the inside of the sculpture.
Tinkering with Scale
10 am-4 pm | Maker Lounge
Doodle in 3-D, make a pattern with a pantograph and tinker with tools and techniques for making drawings big and small.
Nail Scale Art
10 am-12:30 pm and 1-3:15 pm | Atrium
Pick a nail for Nina Park to use as the canvas for one of her mini scenes. Animal face nail stickers are available for younger guests.
Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes at a Grand Scale
10 am-4 pm | Create Space
Discover why marine microbes are called tiny giants as you investigate live organisms and create your own scale-warping art. Scientists and artists are on hand to share ideas, answer questions and help with your creation.
Made possible by American Dental Partners
Mysteries of the Unseen World
11 am-4 pm, runs hourly | Morse Auditorium
Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up
Discover events in nature that are not visible to the human eye. From microscopic creatures to actions that occur in only a millisecond, this film gives us a peek into the unseen.
39 minutes, 2013.