All posts tagged Trevor Smith

Untitled4

PEM in Cuba

Earlier this month, we traveled to Cuba with a group of PEM friends and supporters. Our journey was initially inspired by the sculptures we commissioned from Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons. Our …

20170142_0162

The Salon: fostering a creative ecosystem

“Tonight is a celebration of creativity–the powerful and positive force we all share.  We’re here to unite Boston artists and all of us who appreciate the impact of the arts …

20170143_2678

P-E-M in spelling bee

“Your first word is alien. Alien: ‘belonging to a foreign country or nation’. Alien.” And so last Thursday evening on April 6, the 29th annual Boston First Literacy Spelling Bee …

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 …

20160162_9851

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 …

20140131_2107-Walter_Silver

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 …

20150283_0092

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 …

trevor selfie

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 …

20150213_3044

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 …