All posts tagged boston

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P-E-M in spelling bee

“Your first word is alien. Alien: ‘belonging to a foreign country or nation’. Alien.” And so last Thursday evening on April 6, the 29th annual Boston First Literacy Spelling Bee …

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Adventures in tight places

For the second time in as many months, I found myself in New York City with an object. On the first trip, I acted as courier, accompanying a recently conserved …

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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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Lunar inspiration

By Jess Haberman On a recent visit to the Peabody Essex Museum our local writers group was absolutely moonstruck. PEM hosted a meet-and-write for the Witch City Writers, and pens …

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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 …

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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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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 …