All posts by Susan Flynn

Susan Flynn

Susan Flynn

As managing editor for Connections, our members’ magazine, Susan Flynn interviews artists, writes features on exhibitions and politely reminds staff about deadlines. She worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and editor.

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A real shoe-in

Paris. Milan. London. Haverhill, Massachusetts. To quote our friends on Sesame Street, one of these places might not seem like the others. Yet much like those cosmopolitan meccas of high …

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Exhibition spotlight: WOW

As the exhibition title suggests, expect to say the same word repeatedly as you make your way through the galleries, spoken in admiration and complete disbelief. “WOW” is definitely right. …

Fitz Henry Lane,      Twighlight on the Kennebec.  1849.

What speaks to me – Paula Richter

This piece first appeared in Connections, PEM’s member magazine, and is part of a series where our curators are asked to tell about a piece in the collection that intrigues …

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Head over heels

Lillian Montalto Bohlen distinctly remembers the day that she wore her fabulous black leather knee-high boots to junior high school. “All of my classmates were making fun of me. They …

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Seeing the world in a new light

With Intersections, Anila Quayyum Agha creates instant architecture in an empty room. A laser-cut steel cube suspended from the ceiling and illuminated by a single bulb casts intricate shadows across …

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What speaks to me – Dean Lahikainen

  This piece first appeared in Connections, PEM’s member magazine, and is part of a series where our curators are asked to tell about a piece in the collection that …

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What speaks to me – Dan Finamore

 This piece first appeared in Connections, PEM’s member magazine, and is part of a series where our curators are asked to tell about a piece in the collection that intrigues …

Scrimshaw of the Ship Susan, 1829. Frederick Myrick (1808-1862). On board the SUSAN. Sperm whale tooth, blacking. Gift of George Pierce, ca.

What speaks to me: Trevor Smith

  This piece first appeared in Connections, PEM’s member magazine, and is part of a series where our curators are asked to tell about a piece in the collection that …

Brian White, Island Bride (detail), 2002. Steel, seashell composition marine epoxy, paint, jute, other materials. Peabody Essex Museum. Museum purchase. 2007 Peabody Essex Museum. Photo by Mark Sexton. On view at art gallery, Level 2.

What speaks to me

This piece first appeared in Connections, PEM’s member magazine, and is part of a series where our curators are asked to tell about a piece in the collection that intrigues …