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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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PEMcast 009: The Winter Caretaker

This is a short bonus episode before we say goodbye to 2016. It’s an outtake from an episode I was developing in response to our big summer impressionist painting exhibition …

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Museum as a muse

When photographer Rosamond Purcell first had the idea –  decades ago — to photograph in museums, she didn’t exactly find an open and welcoming door. “That’s not the mission of …

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Launching on Google

Growing up in a small west Texas town, I didn’t have the opportunity to visit many art museums — especially not those with extensive, impressive collections, located on the East …

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The little free library

Cicero, the Roman politician, once said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” PEM’s recently renovated Ropes Mansion is now home to a fancy …

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A passionate collector

When Deputy Director Lynda Roscoe Hartigan was arranging to bring Shoes: Pleasure and Pain to PEM from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, she knew she would find a way to …

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#GivingTuesday

By Julia Scherer-Hoock The word “philanthropy” is derived from the Greek word “philanthropia” with the prefix “philo” meaning love, and the suffix “anthropy” meaning humankind. Philanthropy, much like membership, brings …

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Dar Williams meets Morse

I had no intention of ever writing a song. Sure, I’d hauled an ancient guitar that once belonged to my father-in-law out of my basement to mess around with following …

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Words, words, words

By Jessica Jones As the second to last month of the year, November represents that last push to the finish. For students, it’s book-ended by midterms and finals. At this …