"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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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 …

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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 …

"A Waltz in the Woods." Courtesy photo.

Purely by chance

On a recent vacation in Napa Valley, en route to our first of many glasses of Cabernet, I stumbled across one of Patrick Dougherty’s super-sized nests out in the wild. …

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Re-imagining Ropes

Editor’s Note: Beginning Saturday, May 23, PEM invites visitors on a lively and interactive journey through one of its most storied properties. PEM’s Ropes Mansion — located at 318 Essex St. …

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From the intern desk

It’s a dreary October afternoon outside Robert and Lillian Bohlen’s house in Andover, Mass., but inside the mood is considerably lighter. I hardly notice the gloom beyond the windows as …

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Tying it all together

It’s outrageous. Audacious: the Fine Art of Wood presents wood that looks like metal, ceramic, textile, and mushrooms. Wood is turned, carved, chiseled, painted, polished, lacquered, adorned, embellished and fashioned …

A guide to Yin Yu Tang in braille is available for PEM visitors with low vision. Photo by Kathy Tarantola.

A meeting of minds…on design

A couple of weeks ago, a cross-departmental team from PEM had the privilege and truly inspiring opportunity to visit the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass. Perkins is …

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Marble papers in rare books

Editor’s Note: Happy National Library Week! First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each …

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PEMcast 004: Good as Gould

Our exhibition In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture of Nathaniel Gould may be closed, but that doesn’t mean Gould’s legacy doesn’t live on. In this episode of the PEMcast, we …