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PEMcast 010: Immersive experiences

We’ve been noticing here at PEM and in the greater art world that the “i” word keeps popping up. Today we bring you the first in a series of PEMcast …

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PEMcast 008.2: Building Stories

In the last episode of the PEMcast, we explored an historic downtown Salem that almost wasn’t when the wrecking ball of urban renewal loomed over our little city in the …

Dinah and Frank

PEMcast: Episode 008.1

The same day that shortsighted city planners allowed New York’s Beaux-Arts style Penn Station to be demolished, the front page of the New York Times told of the impending demolition …

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Shell shocked

Eliza’s room faces East and overlooks a corner of the garden. In the morning the small bedroom catches and magnifies sunlight spectacularly. The dresser mirror, starched white bed linens and …

A freight elevator transports you up to 'Alchemy of the Soul'.

Found in translation

Perched on sugar sacks and leaning against the metal walls, a small group of us are riding up the museum’s freight elevator. It’s a space that’s been creatively re-imagined as …

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Early bird catches the beest

It’s 6 am in Miami Beach and while most of the city’s revelers are fast asleep (or are just hitting the hay), the PEM team is up and at ‘em. …

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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 …

Robert Rauschenberg (American, 1925-2008). Canyon, 1959. Combine painting. 220.3 x 177.8 x 61 cm (86 3/4 x 70 x 24 in.). Sonnabend Collection, New York.
© Robert Rauschenberg / Adagp, Paris, 2006 | Image courtesy: arthistory.about.com

Transfixed at the museum

Twenty years ago at the Baltimore Museum of Art, I was standing before Robert Rauschenberg’s Canyon (1959).  I had no idea who Robert Rauschenberg was at the time but I …

Iris Apfel installs her ensembles at PEM

The world according to Iris

Self-described “geriatric starlet” and “world’s oldest living teenager,” Iris Apfel has been on a non-stop media blitz since her Rare Bird of Fashion exhibition made its splash here in 2009. …