Benton in 3-D

"A Waltz in the Woods." Courtesy photo.
"A Waltz in the Woods." Courtesy photo.
A guide to Yin Yu Tang in braille is available for PEM visitors with low vision. Photo by Kathy Tarantola.
A guide to Yin Yu Tang in braille is available for PEM visitors with low vision. Photo by Kathy Tarantola.
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Telling tribal stories

Having a camera follow your every move can be a bit intimidating. In the beginning, you find yourself incredibly self-conscious of your body, your every movement, angle and pose. Over …


Learning as a PEM Guide

I’m a research guide for PEM. While I don’t have specific art history or a fine arts background, I do like visiting museums and have really enjoyed researching a bibliography …

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Meet hitchBOT

For those who are new to our hitchhiking robot hitchBOT, this project is about a little low-cost robot that we created to release into the world, hitchhiking on its own …

Left: Victoria oversees a staging rehearsal with baritone Matthew Worth, 11-year-old actor Annabelle Howard, and pianist Stephen Scarlato. Right: The same scene during tech rehearsal, transformed by lighting designer Mary Ellen, assistant lighting designer Colin Scott, scenic designer Courtney Nelson, and costume designer Nina Bova.

Behind the Scenes with Encounters Ensemble

Here at PEM, I’m an Executive Assistant in marketing, a job that entails wearing many hats: scheduling, PR, and contributing to social media (I manage @peabodyessex on Instagram). Recently, I’ve …


Benton in 3-D

We like to tell stories at PEM. We tell stories about art and the people that make it. We tell stories about the works in exhibitions and how they relate …


Summer fellows

The drive from Moline, Illinois, to Salem, Massachusetts, was much less leisurely than the trip from Tucson to Moline. My mother, sister Cydney and I piled into the car and …

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Speaking in the present tense

Under the guidance of curator Trevor Smith, PEM’s Present Tense initiative celebrates the central role that creative expression plays in shaping our world today. By encouraging innovation and fostering new …


When exhibitions collide

The building of an exhibition is by nature a rich and immersive, labor-intensive, lengthy endeavor. As is often the case with any creative process, the element of serendipity may come …


PEMcast 005: Epic American

(Download a pdf transcript) In this episode of the PEMcast, we examine the life of one of America’s most famous 20th century artists, who you may not have even heard …