All posts tagged Strandbeest

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The life of a registrar

PEM is well-known, and rightly so, for the innovate and dynamic exhibitions it presents in Salem. From Strandbeests to priceless porcelain to contemporary immersive sculpture, PEM is committed to transforming …

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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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A year of making

As we begin 2016, we thought it fitting to recount some of our favorite Maker Lounge moments from 2015. Look for future posts where we’ll share cool maker tips, tricks …

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A Labor of Love: Teen inspired by Theo

BY EVAN J. BERKOWITZ Mattheus Carpenter is in the garage building an enormous papier-mâché jelly doughnut. His sister, Maria Isabella, is nearby, using carving tools to experiment with a chunk …

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Meet the Beest Wranglers

The job description marked a first for PEM – and probably also a last: Seeking motivated individuals with knowledge of engineering, interest in contemporary art, passion for working with people, …

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Not just any zoo

By Sandy Sheckman When school-age guests visit Yin Yu Tang, our cherished 200+plus-year-old house at PEM, the first thing they do is run to the two pools, symmetrically located in …

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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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I heart Strandbeest

Ever since Theo Jansen, creator of the Strandbeest, arrived at PEM about a month ago, I’ve been thinking about love. Not evolution, not the intersection between art and science and …

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Making music beyond sound

By Keir GoGwilt Our title for the upcoming performances at PEM comes from an intuition that “sound” is sometimes overvalued as the meaningful content of music. It is not at …