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Leafing out with Joan Backes

Walking into Branching Out: Trees as Art  from the Atrium, I always have to stop for a few moments to enjoy the gentle twisting of Joan Backes’ “Falling Leaves” installation.  …

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Chasing Raza

Two years ago, I found myself standing in a gallery at PEM transfixed by S.H. Raza’s painting, Udho, Heart is Not Ten or Twenty. I’d never heard of Raza before. …

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Furry family

Those of us who are dog lovers know that it’s not weird to call your pup your  “baby.”  It’s also not weird to share your pillow with him at night …

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A grand charity concert

With the establishment of PEM’s music initiative in 2013 and the naming of Matthew Aucoin as Composer-in-Residence,the museum continues a long established history with the performing arts that back to …

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Early bird catches the beest

It’s 6 am in Miami Beach and while most of the city’s revelers are fast asleep (or are just hitting the hay), the PEM team is up and at ‘em. …

The Getty's Audrey Chan and Kelly Williams strike a #MusePose duet! Sculpture: Air, designed 1938, cast 1962, Aristide Maillol. Lead, 94 in. long. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.113.1 - More HERE.

Life Imitates Art with #MusePose

Our friends at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles are kicking off 2015 with a new hashtag, and they’re inviting other museums to join in on the fun. With #MusePose, …

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Braving the elements

“Palm trees are amazing. You know, up until recently, I’d never seen one.” I gave my co-worker Dave O’Ryan a questioning look. “Like, not even on a postcard? I’m not …

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Calder’s spirit lives on

In the 1970s, I was contracted to design, develop and install custom art with my textiles and sculptures for corporate public spaces. I created my art forms to integrate the …

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Phillips Library advent calendar, December 22

Marley’s Ghost, A Christmas Carol, 1887 The Christmas Carol has been one of the most popular holiday stories since Charles Dickens first published it in December 1843, financing the costs …