All posts tagged Stickwork

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A walking tour of PEM’s historic houses

I’m not an architecture enthusiast or an expert at historic house conservation. I’m also not from the area, so I don’t have a deep contextual understanding of Salem’s historic houses …

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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 …

North Bennett School working on the Lye-Tapley Shoe Shop. Photo by Allison White.

Reconstructing the windows of history

The window sash restoration portion of the Preservation Carpentry curriculum at The North Bennet Street School has felt like a culmination of every skill I’ve learned since starting the program …

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PEMcast 006: Getting outside

I swear, in the months leading up to the release of this episode of the PEMcast, which we’re calling Getting Outside, we had no idea that temperatures would reach 60 …

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Art & Order

By Brandon Quach Before I started interning at PEM, I was pretty ignorant to the world of museums and the treasures that the giant steel, brick and glass fortress holds. …

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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 …

"A Waltz in the Woods." Courtesy photo.

Purely by chance

On a recent vacation in Napa Valley, en route to our first of many glasses of Cabernet, I stumbled across one of Patrick Dougherty’s super-sized nests out in the wild. …

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Braving the elements

“Palm trees are amazing. You know, up until recently, I’d never seen one.” I gave my co-worker Dave O’Ryan a questioning look. “Like, not even on a postcard? I’m not …