2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist
On view June 18, 2011 to July 8, 2012
Located in the: Art & Nature Center
Ripple Effect, in PEM's interactive Art & Nature Center, highlights water as a medium for artistic expression and hands-on exploration. Visitors encounter water in its different states - solid, liquid and gas - as they investigate artworks inspired by rivers, geysers, snowflakes, fog and more. Water's allure to contemporary artists as a creative medium is compelling, especially in relation to the unique, life-giving properties of this substance we so often take for granted.
Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum and the museum's Art & Nature Committee.
2010; Jim Denevan; nine-square-mile snow drawing (detail) | pigmented inkjet photograph; 28.8" x 44"; Courtesy of the artist; photograph by Peter Hinson
2005; Peter Wasilewski; pigmented inkjet photograph; 31"x38"; Courtesy of the Artist
Water Sculpture #9
2010; Shinichi Maruyama; archival pigment print; 43"x52"; Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery
From massive to minuscule, explore art and nature on a vast scale! PEM combines the opening of Sizing It Up and the annual Big Draw Festival for a lively day of art and investigation.
DROP-IN ART MAKING
Mega Heart Meets Mini Heartbeats
10 am-4 pm | Atrium
Explore Marilu Swett's giant abstract heart and add your own heartbeat drawing to the inside of the sculpture.
Tinkering with Scale
10 am-4 pm | Maker Lounge
Doodle in 3-D, make a pattern with a pantograph and tinker with tools and techniques for making drawings big and small.
Nail Scale Art
10 am-12:30 pm and 1-3:15 pm | Atrium
Pick a nail for Nina Park to use as the canvas for one of her mini scenes. Animal face nail stickers are available for younger guests.
Tiny Giants: Marine Microbes at a Grand Scale
10 am-4 pm | Create Space
Discover why marine microbes are called tiny giants as you investigate live organisms and create your own scale-warping art. Scientists and artists are on hand to share ideas, answer questions and help with your creation.
Made possible by American Dental Partners
Mysteries of the Unseen World
11 am-4 pm, runs hourly | Morse Auditorium
Recommended for families with children ages 3 and up
Discover events in nature that are not visible to the human eye. From microscopic creatures to actions that occur in only a millisecond, this film gives us a peek into the unseen.
39 minutes, 2013.