Culture

Sensational India Festival

Peabody Essex Museum's Sensational India is a family-oriented weekend festival f

Peabody Essex Museum celebrates an unparalleled 200-year legacy of cultural exchange with India through the 'Sensational India!' Festival! Explore and experience the creativity and dynamism of contemporary Indian culture during this annual weekend-long festival. Inspired by the modern, contemporary and traditional Indian art, families can discover today's India through dance, food, musical performances, visual art and storytelling.

When: 
Saturday, April 5, 2014 10am-5pm
When: 
Sunday, April 6, 2014 10am-5pm

Family Poetry Festival at PEM

The Family Poetry Festival at PEM is a fun way for families to celebrate poetry!

Peabody Essex Museum invites families to join them in a celebration of Poetry and all things poetic! Words and artworks intermingle as PEM welcomes the fifth annual Massachusetts Poetry Festival. The event brings together poets and poetry lovers of all ages for a rich array of offerings including readings, interactive art, music and performances.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 10am-4pm
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Sunday, May 5, 2013 10am-4pm

Felts & Fibers: A Wool Festival at PEM

Peabody Celebrates wool and the things we make from it in a weekend festival!

Peabody Essex Museum celebrates the world of wool and the products that are created from this raw material in a weekend-long festival! There have been many uses for wool throughout history and across cultures dating back as far as 6000 B.C.E. Wool is made from the hair or fleece of certain animals such as sheep, goats, llamas - and even rabbits! Come explore where wool comes from as part of PEM's ongoing Art Materials and Creative Experience program.

When: 
Saturday, March 16, 2013 10am-4pm
When: 
Sunday, March 17, 2013 10am-4pm

Weaving Tales of Glory at PEM

Experience the life and art of medieval Europe w/ performances, demonstrations

Peabody Essex Museum hosts a weekend festival full of fun events and activities geared to make you experience life of medieval Europe. Using performances, demonstrations and hands on activities, families will learn about medieval life and the people who lived during that time in Europe.

When: 
Saturday, November 10, 2012 10am-4:30pm
When: 
Sunday, November 11, 2012 10am-4:15pm

Caps, Capes and Characters at PEM

Celebrate the 'Hats' Exhibit at Peabody Essex Museum in Salem MA

Peabody Essex Museum hosts a weekend festival full of fun events and activities to celebrate their exhibit  'Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones'. Using many types of artistic expression, families can explore how costumes and hats have affected our culture. By combining storytelling, craft activities, live performances, film and artist demonstrations, Peabody Essex Museum presents an experience that nurtures imagination!

When: 
Saturday, October 13, 2012 10am-4pm

Shapeshifting at PEM After Hours

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

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.

When: 
Thursday & Friday, April 26 & 27, 2012 5-9 pm

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

Shen Yun

Shen Yun will perform at the Boston Opera House in January 2012.

Shen Yun is a performing arts company that is dedicated to resurrecting over 5,000 years of Chinese tradition and culture through the performing arts.  Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization.

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Friday, January 20, 2012 7:30 pm
When: 
Saturday, January 21, 2012 7:30 pm
Location: 
Boston Opera House

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? Peabody Essex Museum 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

Shen Yun Matinee

Shen Yun will perform at the Boston Opera House in January 2012.

Shen Yun is a performing arts company that is dedicated to resurrecting over 5,000 years of Chinese tradition and culture through the performing arts.  Shen Yun presents colorful and exhilarating performances of classical Chinese dance and music. A performance by Shen Yun is a presentation of traditional Chinese culture as it once was: a study in grace, wisdom, and the virtues distilled from the five millennia of Chinese civilization.

When: 
Saturday, January 21, 2012 2:00 pm
When: 
Sunday, January 22, 2012 2:00 pm
Location: 
Boston Opera House
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