East India Marine Associates Events

Visitor viewing painting in Painting the American Vision

East India Marine Associates Events

EIMA Private Exhibition Previews

EIMA members are invited to be the first to celebrate PEM's exhibitions.

Receptions are by invitation only. Dates are subject to change.



THE ART OF WOOD: From the Bohlen Collection
Opening Reception
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On View February 21, 2015–June 21, 2015

Rendered by lathe and carving tools, common and exotic woods are transformed into nearly 100 complex sculptural forms with alluring surfaces and textures. Massachusetts collectors Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen have assembled this premier collection of contemporary wood art that is international in scope and diverse in form. Experience the beauty, sensuality and sculptural qualities of wood.



American Epics: Thomas Hart Benton and Hollywood
Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 4, 2015

On View June 6, 2015–September 7, 2015

Through Benton's paintings and Hollywood films, see dramatic connections between art and the movies and explore the role of visual storytelling in 20th-century America.



Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen
Opening Reception
September 2015

On View September 19–December 31, 2015

The first major U.S. exhibition of Theo Jansen's Strandbeests ("beach animals") presents kinetic creatures that blur the lines between art and science, sculpture and performance. Accompanied by Lena Herzog's photography.



Native Fashion Now
Opening Reception | EIMA Curators' Circle and above
December 2015

On View December 5, 2015–March 2016

From the vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, experience the creative expression, visual range and political nuance of Native American fashion. Nearly 100 garments and accessories explore the vitality of Native fashion designers and artists from pioneering Native style-makers to today's maverick designers making their mark in the world of fashion.

EIMA Member Tours

EIMA Members enjoy private curator-led tours of major exhibitions and special installations.

Check back soon for upcoming tours.



Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic

On View through January 4, 2015

Tour Dates
Thursday, November 20, at 5:15 pm
Tuesday, December 16, at 9:30 am

To register, please visit support.pem.org.

To create an online login, go to support.pem.org and click "New User Registration." Please allow up to one business day for your account to be confirmed then follow the steps above.

For inquiries call 978-542-1539 or email eima@pem.org



In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould

On View through March 29, 2015

Tour Dates coming soon!

For inquiries call 978-542-1539 or email eima@pem.org