All posts tagged Trevor Smith

Scrimshaw of the Ship Susan, 1829. Frederick Myrick (1808-1862). On board the SUSAN. Sperm whale tooth, blacking. Gift of George Pierce, ca.

What speaks to me: Trevor Smith

  This piece first appeared in Connections, PEM’s member magazine, and is part of a series where our curators are asked to tell about a piece in the collection that …

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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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Art in the classroom

BY EVAN J. BERKOWITZ Editorial Intern “I have a confession to make,” says professor Julia Marshall, the renowned art education expert, seated recently in PEM’s Create Space art studios. “I …

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Wonder of the Strandbeests

By Evan J. Berkowitz The 2,500 parking spaces at Crane Beach  in Ipswich are nearly full even a half-hour before PEM’s Strandbeest pop-up is set to begin. “It’s like Strandbeest …

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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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Sharing stories of home

I’m taking catalogs up to our new exhibition Storyteller: The Photographs of Duane Michals when I notice a jovial laugh in the Atrium. I realize this is the infamous Duane …

Duane Michals portrait with red nose by Randy Duchaine

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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Strandbeests land in Miami

Glum security guards, harried travelers and all that classic hurry up and wait. None of this airport rigamarole is going to dampen my spirits. Nope, not a chance. It’s Sunday …