All posts tagged American Art

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The astronaut and the artist

Staring starry-eyed at the glass world that sits in one of our American art galleries, it is easy to imagine you are peering down at Earth from a far-off spacecraft. …

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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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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Patron stories

I am a listener of stories. All the wonderful people I meet in my work at PEM have amazing stories about what art means to them, how creativity plays a …