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!
Slow Art Day is a worldwide celebration of art that encourages people to look at art SLOWLY. At PEM the goal is to get "inspired not tired." We'll give families fun suggestions and sketching activities to make looking at art slowly a great sharing experience.
Enjoy an American Girl Trunk show and fashion walk. Shop the latest handmade doll clothing, accessories and furniture for your 18 inch doll. Get her dressed and walk the runway showing off her new outfit. Take home a picture of the two of you and enjoy free refreshments and snacks.
The first 25 guests will receive a swag bag containing coupons and free items from local businesses.
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) celebrates the closing week of Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art with extended evening hours on Thursday, April 26, and Friday April 27. Join us from 5 to 9 pm for your last chance to experience the exhibition that critics are calling “one of the most thrilling shows you are likely to see this year.” Shapeshifting closes to the public on Sunday, April 29, after an exceptional run.
Junior Ranger Day is part of National Park Week and is geared toward engaging kids to learn history, teach them stewardship and have fun while exploring their nearby National Parks. On the North Shore, families can visit Salem Maritime National Historic Site or Salem Sound Coastwatch for free fun activities throughout the day!
Each Rabbit half is filled with creamy butter caramel, Harbors Sweets famous almond butter crunch and whole toasted almonds. This little guys has been a family favorite of ours for the past three years now and is definitely going in our baskets again this year. It makes a lovely dinner host gift too.
Join PEM to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Japan's gift of 3,020 cherry blossom trees as a gift to the United States to honor the nations' growing friendship. We'll create our own cherry blossoms to take home and welcome spring!
The lookout signals, the cannon fires — what happens next? Artworks can tell stories without words, and sometimes books do, too! Find out how this works as we read David Wiesner's Sector 7 ( Sector 7 (Caldecott Honor Book)
As the world is just beginning, First Woman seeks to write laws in the sky in patterns of stars. When Coyote offers his help, things go awry. Listen to this Navajo story retold in Jerrie Oughton's book How the Stars Fell into the Sky, and design a constellation shadowbox with your own star pattern.
Saturday, June 30
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