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August 17th, 2015

PEM/PM Explores Pivotal Period of Hollywood, The 1930s

While today’s rapid-fire technological advances are changing film-making with consumer interactive platforms such as Periscope, there was a time in the history of Hollywood film-making that was just as exciting & tumultuous. And that was the 1930s, which is the subject of the next PEM/PM, Aug. 20, 6-9pm at the Peabody Essex Museum. Inspired by […]

June 14th, 2015

Expansive Murals and Intimate Portraits – Thomas Hart Benton at PEM

Expansive murals, vertical spirals, size changes that make you feel like you are looking up & down into a scene, these are the calling cards of a man once called America’s best-known contemporary painter, Thomas Hart Benton— and the subject of a special Peabody Essex Museum exhibit. In fact, this is the first major exhibition […]