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Behind The Scenes: Phil Lowe, Making a Desk Rosette
Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style PEM, 2007

Master furniture maker Phillip Lowe demonstrates some of the same techniques that Samuel McIntire used during his career in the late 18th century as Salem’s preeminent wood carver and architect.

Behind The Scenes: Phil Lowe, Carving Tools
Samuel McIntire, Carving an American Style PEM, 2007

Master furniture maker Phillip Lowe demonstrates some of the same techniques that Samuel McIntire used during his career in the late 18th century as Salem’s preeminent wood carver and architect.

Artist Profile: Cile Bellefleur Burbidge
Wedded Bliss PEM, 2008

Cile Bellefleur Burbidge created her three-foot tall Architectural Fantasy Cake for PEM’s Wedded Bliss exhibition in 2008. In this video, she shows how to make tiny floral bouquets out of icing.

Behind The Scenes: Installation of Yue Minjun's 2000 A.D.
Mahjong PEM, 2009

In 2009, PEM presented Mahjong, a major exhibition of contemporary Chinese art from the collection of Swiss businessman Uli Sigg. In this video, watch how curators and other PEM staff helped unpack and install 2000 A.D., artist Yu Minjun’s nearly life-size statues of a grinning (or is he grimacing?) man.

Behind The Scenes: The Art of Conservation
The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes PEM, 2009

Conservator Theresa Carmichael is restoring an 18th-century Dutch painting from PEM’s collection in the Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes Galleries on Wednesdays and Fridays through September 7.

Artist Profile: Joni Sternbach
SurfLand PEM, 2009

Joni Sternbach makes her photographs of surfing culture in tintype, a labor-intensive technique that requires the application of chemicals to a metal plate. SurfLand, her first solo exhibition at a major art museum, reveals her fascinating body of work that’s at once historical yet completely contemporary.

Artist Profile: Kenro Izu
Kenro Izu: Sacred Places PEM, 2003
Artist Profile: Creative Exchanges, Sights and Sounds of the Silk Road
© Copyright 2004. The Silk Road Project, Inc.

In 2004, PEM partnered with Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project and hosted Sights and Sounds of the Silk Road, a series of performances and educational and cultural activities that connected the museum’s collections with other forms of creative response. This video was produced as a result of this initiative.

Artist Profile: Gulammohammed Sheikh
ReVisions PEM, 2009

In this video, ReVisions artist Gulammohammed Sheikh talks about his painting In and Out of Story, the inspiration behind it and his use of symbolism. See three other artist interviews in the exhibition gallery.

A Day in the Life of a MAC Intern
Peabody Essex Museum
MAC