Artist Alexis Rockman examines the future of our planet through historic shipwrecks.
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Breathing With Zarah Hussain at the Peabody Essex Museum
Works made during lockdown explore our connection to breath in a new exhibition at PEM, on view through June 20.
An Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum Explores How Revolution Inspired a Generation of Modern Indian Artists
Over 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and archival sources trace the rise of a vibrant modern art movement from India’s colonial period through its independence.
Curator Karen Kramer Picks Five Artists to Watch From Indian Market
In this ongoing series, curators and members of the Native arts community share five artists they were looking forward to seeing at the 2020 Indian Market, which has been postponed to 2021.
Rare Native Hawaiian Temple Image Given a Place of Prominence in PEM’s New Wing
Kūkāʻilimoku assumed his new position in the skybridge of the Peabody Essex Museum’s new wing, with the help of a delegation of cultural practitioners from Hawai’i.
The Bold Yet Too-Brief Art Career of T.C. Cannon
Cannon, who died when he was just 31, made enduring and vibrant works melding Native American and more mainstream artistic and pop culture imagery.
A Neuroscientist Helps the Peabody Essex Museum Get Inside Your Head
The Peabody Essex Museum is looking a little more inward in its efforts to build its audience — at its own exhibition design practices, and then, even further inward, at human cognition.
Virginia Heffernan Writes About the Seductive Wonders of the Analog Arcade
Heffernan’s essay is part of PlayTime at the Peabody Essex Museum, the first major thematic exhibition to explore the role of play in contemporary art and culture.
As Part of Peabody Essex Museum’s PlayTime Initiative, Writer Naomi Russo Looks at Monopoly as an Ideological Tool
Is it possible for the world’s playful introduction to capitalism to transmit a new set of values?
Reexamining a Pair of Colonial Portraits Reveals One of Boston’s Most Prolific Slave Traders
The Peabody Essex Museum has owned the paintings of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Fitch since 1878, but only recently looked into their subjects’ part in the transatlantic slave trade.
Moon as Muse: Centuries of Artistic Interpretations of Earth’s Mysterious Satellite
Through around 60 historical and contemporary objects, Lunar Attraction at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem considers the enduring artistic curiosity for the mysteries of the moon.
Finding the Realism in Impressionist Childe Hassam’s Work
The artist painted the rocks and coves of Appledore Island so realistically, they could be identified more than a century later.