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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 …

Gould Ledgers, Nathan Dane Papers

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 …

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Cross cultural exchange

It’s like entering a “time machine” Frank Guo says as he walks from PEM’s sleek, glass Atrium into Yin Yu Tang, the museum’s historic Chinese home. A few weeks ago, …

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Sharing stories of home

I’m taking catalogs up to our new exhibition Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals when I notice a jovial laugh in the Atrium. I realize this is the infamous Duane …

Girl on a Swing, Drawing/Painting

Celebrating a poet

March is National Women’s History Month, which celebrates the many different roles played by women throughout history, many of whom pushed beyond the stereotypes of their time.  April is National …

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Thank you, Duane

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet Duane Michals.  I’d first been introduced to his work by my high school photography teacher.  At 16, I remember thinking …

The Bewitched Bee

Amazing Duane

What’s been the most amazing thing you’ve seen today? If you’ve been to the Peabody Essex Museum you might name the photographs of Duane Michals featured in Storyteller on view …