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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 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

MOS Free Film Fridays

Tornado Alley is one of the Omni Films offered for free view Friday March 30

In the third annual Free Film Fridays, visitors can experience the giant dome magic -- for free -- every Friday throughout the month: March 2 -30. Swim alongside some of the Earth's most graceful creatures in Dolphins, go on a heart-pounding science adventure exploring the evolution of tornadoes in Tornado Alley, or journey with more than 1.5 million animals over 500 miles across the Serengeti plains in Africa: The Serengeti.

When: 
Friday, March 30, 2012 11am-4pm

Geckos: Tails to Toepads

Geckos are fascinating creatures that kids enjoy learning about at MOS

Enter the world of geckos — bulging eyes, night vision, sticky toepads, squawking voices, and disposable body parts. Geckos can be found all over the planet in climates ranging form rainforests to mountainsides to desert.  Their knack for adaptation has created a specialized species that have uniques tools to ensure their srvival. Come check out more than 60 exotic geckos are coming to the Museum of Science!

When: 
Opens Sunday, January 22, 2012

Art Beyond Vision

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In a unique collaboration between the NH Association for the Blind and the NH Art Association, the Children's Museum of New Hampshire is hosting an exhibit titled 'Art Beyond Vision' through May 28, 2012. This curated collection of textural paintings, fiber arts and sculpture welcomes visitors to open their minds to a fresh new way of experiencing the beauty of art.

When: 
Daily through May 28, 2012

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

Art Show Featuring Recycled Beach Finds

Learn about using recycled marine debris to create art at this presentation

Don't miss a special exhibit beginning with a lecture in honor of National Recycling Day. The art show will feature the work of Nina Cassel Samoiloff (read more about her HERE on Good Morning Gloucester) and the pieces she creates using elements she finds washed up on the beaches of Rockport. Her work will be on display in the NOAA Fisheries lobby weekdays from 8:00am – 4:30pm from November 15th until December 15th. 

When: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7pm

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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