All posts tagged Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection

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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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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 …

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Describing the abstract

Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood opened at PEM on February 21st. One important lesson we can learn from Bob and Lillian Montalto Bohlen’s collection is that wood art comes …

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Against the grain

When guests visit the Massachusetts home of Bob and Lillian Montalto Bohlen, they are invited to fill out a questionnaire to rank their Top 10 favorites within the couple’s art …

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Being audacious

Binh Pho was an architecture student in Saigon during the Vietnam War. In April 1975, as Saigon fell to the Communists, Pho watched the last U.S. helicopter evacuate without him. …

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Out on a limb

Would wood be what’s up these days at PEM? It’s really more than wood. It’s also trees and bark and the lifecycle of leaves. For me it began with the …

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The PEM press

Most of PEM’s offerings are visible and accessible as you move through the galleries and interactive spaces. One area rarely seen by museum-goers is where PEM’s books are made. Producing …