All posts tagged Curator of the Present Tense

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Stickwork turns 1

When artist Patrick Dougherty and a group volunteers created Stickwork on the lawn of our historic Crowninshield-Bentley House one year ago, passers by tried to guess what the structure most …

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Speaking in the present tense

Under the guidance of curator Trevor Smith, PEM’s Present Tense initiative celebrates the central role that creative expression plays in shaping our world today. By encouraging innovation and fostering new …

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Sticking together

Picking up sticks is a common practice where I come from. A recent visit with family in Southern Missouri meant long walks on the farm, stooping for interesting sticks and …

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Meet Duane Michals

One way or another, Duane Michals tells stories. They are revealed through photographs in the hundreds of exhibitions he’s mounted and in the 30 or so books he’s produced. Get …

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Thinking outside the box

Every time I spot the Bookmobile traveling the streets of Beverly, I feel grateful that it’s the city I call home. It’s something that speaks to the priorities of a …

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Tasting Art Basel

Art Baaaasel (Not Basil, Bazeel or any variation thereof and believe me — I’ve heard them all!) in Basel, Switzerland is, at 45 years old, arguably the most important modern …