All posts tagged art

Converse lineup

If the shoe fits

One of the first things I notice about a person is their shoes. A wide variety of styles can be seen walking the streets of Salem or Boston. Everything from …

Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and Neil Leonard in Cuba during a trip to research the PEM exhibition. Courtesy photo.

Collaborators in every sense of the word

Inspired by Cuba and the history of the sugar trade, Alchemy of the Soul is a multimedia and multisensory installation that is a collaboration by Neil Leonard and Maria Magdalena …

Ceramic ornamentation in the Alhambra (Splendors of Islam)

Intersections and Divergences

by Jessica Jones Inspired by the exhibit Intersections, the current Philips Library reading room display highlights materials in the library’s collection that reflect on Anila Quayyum Agha’s installation at the …

North Shore photographer Linnet Walker taking in all that is Intersections at the press preview/instagram meetup. Photo taken by Midwestern photographer living in Boston, Matthew Dickey. 2016.

Cross-culture meets steel-cut

by Nikki Vergakes, PR intern Intersections, by Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha, creates a mesmeric experience rich in light, shadows and sociopolitical commentary. It is a beautiful, immersive piece that …

"The Reference Librarian" from Song of the Library Staff, illustration by Merle Johnson

#ColorOurCollections

By Jennifer Hornsby The Phillips Library is excited to participate in #ColorOurCollections week (1–5 February 2016).  This special collections “coloring fest” was inspired by the New York Academy of Medicine’s …

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A Labor of Love: Teen inspired by Theo

BY EVAN J. BERKOWITZ Mattheus Carpenter is in the garage building an enormous papier-mâché jelly doughnut. His sister, Maria Isabella, is nearby, using carving tools to experiment with a chunk …

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Meet the Beest Wranglers

The job description marked a first for PEM – and probably also a last: Seeking motivated individuals with knowledge of engineering, interest in contemporary art, passion for working with people, …

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Not just any zoo

By Sandy Sheckman When school-age guests visit Yin Yu Tang, our cherished 200+plus-year-old house at PEM, the first thing they do is run to the two pools, symmetrically located in …