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.
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 …

trevor selfie

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

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 of. We recently surveyed …


Father figure

I was born in 1939,when my father was 50 years old. That year John Ford’s movie Stagecoach opened at the fabulous Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. I know my father …


Sticking together

Picking up sticks is a common practice where I come from. A recent visit with family in Southern Missouri meant long walks on the farm, stooping for interesting sticks and …


Now trending: #HistoricHouseCrush

“Turn fresh eyes on old buildings.” That was the call to action for some 20 photographers who are experts on the social media platform Instagram. They joined us for a …