All posts tagged new england


Shoes coming out of the woodwork

Shortly after the opening of the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition, Salem resident Bill Larson contacted PEM with questions about an ancient child’s shoe and other objects he found in …

Groundroot at John Ward House

Peeling back the layers

Exploring the dark and chilly rooms of PEM’s John Ward House is like going into a secret world where only a few lucky ones hold the key. As they peel …

Curator John Coffey seated where Childe Hassam painted Isles of Shoals (Goodnight Collection) in 1906. Duck Island lies on the horizon.

Seeing What the Artist Saw

by John Coffey Museum exhibitions often begin with a question or puzzle. Almost five years ago, I was researching three paintings by Childe Hassam, all promised gifts to the NCMA from …