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Salem, Massachusetts 01970

Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art

Explore the concept of shape shifting through Native American art at PEM!

Shapeshifting is a common theme in today's fiction and science fiction, but did you know this theme has been present in Native American art, dance, music and story telling for millennia? Transformation lies at the root of the shapeshifting concept, and Peabody Essex Museum invites you to explore transformation through Native American paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs, videos and monumental installations drawn from collections in the United States, Canada and Europe! 

When: 
On Display January 14 - April 29, 2012

Shapeshifting at PEM: Definitely Worth the Visit

Peabody Essex Museum will change your perception of Native Art in this exhibit!

I recently had the opportunity to tour PEM's newest exhibit Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art and left with a whole new perception of Native Americans as individual artists in their own right.  As a child and growing up I remember native art being presented more as 'craft' than art - possibly because it was not made as art, but as something to be used - a basket, a blanket, a beaded headdress, a tomahawk.  PEM has changed all that with this exhibit.

Opening Day - Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art

Explore the concept of shape shifting through Native American art at PEM!

Come to the opening day celebration of this wonderfully unique exhibit of Native American Art!  Shapeshifting is a common theme in today's fiction and science fiction, but did you know this theme has been present in Native American art, dance, music and story telling for millennia? PEM invites you to explore this concept of transformation through paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs, videos and monumental installations drawn from collections in the United States, Canada and Europe! 

When: 
January 14, 2012 10am - 5pm
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Christmas Tours by Lantern Light

Tour the House of Seven Gables by lantern light through December.

See the great House of Seven Gables aglow as Nathaniel Hawthorne saw it in his time! This year, we are reintroducing Lantern Tours, and visitors can learn about New England’s Christmas traditions while viewing the rooms subtly illuminated, as they were in Hawthorne’s day. Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve excluded.

When: 
Daily through December 2011 3:30pm - 7:00pm

Wanted: Zombies Dancers!

Zombie Dancers wanted for a performance of Michael Jackson 'Thriller' in Salem!

The Talent Conquest TV Show will be producing the ZOMBIE DANCE "Thriller" Re Enactment as part of the B&S Fitness Devil's Chase 6.66 Runners on Saturday 10/26/11. This is a benefit for the Plummer Home for Boys in Salem, MA. Debra Crosby will MC the ZOMBIE DANCE reenactment of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to give the Devil's Chase 6.66 runners a little entertainment.

When: 
Saturday, October 29, 2011 7:45am
Zombie Dancer "Thriller" Re Enactment: 8:00am to 9:30am

Surreal and Absurd Weekend Festival

Explore the surreal and absurd at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem.

PEM hosts a weekend-long festival focused on surrealism and absurdity.Step into the surreal and experiment with Surrealist techniques, experience dreamlike films and make friends with odd creatures from Big Nazo. Through art activities, demonstrations, story times, guided exhibit tours, film and interactive demonstrations, participants will walk away with a better understanding of the surrealism and its effect onb our our society. 

When: 
Saturday, October 1, 2011 10am -5pm
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