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Taping it From The Top

Thirteen years ago, Matthew Aucoin submitted a collection of original orchestral arrangements to From the Top in the hopes of being featured on the nationally broadcasted public radio show. When …

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On location

Click over to Vogue Italia and you’ll see a dreamy fashion shoot that I produced last week in PEM’s Yin Yu Tang Chinese House.  This journey started this summer with …

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Branching out in the kitchen

I’m happy that my desk is right next to the water cooler on the second floor of PEM’s MOC (museum office center). I like to stay hydrated. This location also …

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Falling for Calder

As creator of the mobile, Calder really is my kind of guy.  Bringing up a baby in the ‘70’s, I was grateful for those colorful felt animals suspended above the …

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Heart of the beest

Editor’s Note: Today PEM announced some very exciting Strandbeest news. Learn more at the bottom of this post. My new husband and I are just back from a delightful honeymoon …

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The man behind the mobile

Art critic Jed Perl recently visited PEM for the opening of our exhibition Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic. The longtime writer for The New Republic is writing a …

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Turning back

Our summer exhibition Turner & the Sea ranked as the second most highly attended exhibition at PEM. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the exhibition brought crowds totalling nearly 100,000 …

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PEMcast 003 — Growing up curious

Are you, or were you a curious kid? How do museums fuel your curiosity? In this episode, Chip and Dinah talk with a 3-year-old who visits PEM daily. Then, the …

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Tending a garden of guides

Peas in a pod?  Not exactly… With apologies in advance to my fellow docents, we are more like a tossed salad, and even that does not do us justice.  If …