All posts tagged Salem

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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 …

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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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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 …

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The little free library

Cicero, the Roman politician, once said, “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” PEM’s recently renovated Ropes Mansion is now home to a fancy …

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A passionate collector

When Deputy Director Lynda Roscoe Hartigan was arranging to bring Shoes: Pleasure and Pain to PEM from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, she knew she would find a way to …

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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 …

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Ikebana with Keiko Thayer

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, goes back as far as the 6th century. Originating from a blend of Buddhist and Shinto traditions, it transforms flower arrangement into a …

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Island reflection

Every year, around the end of October, Salem-ites struggle with what to do with ourselves. Spooky festivities, at this point, have lasted weeks, and we’re anxious for November to begin …

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No postage required

After a few minutes of flipping through a box at a shop in Essex, I picked it up: a simple view of the Old State House in Boston with a …