Exhibitions

Droplet

2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Ripple Effect, The Art of H2O

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.

Images

Droplet

Droplet

2000; Mags Harries; Hand-blown glass; 9.5"x16"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Siberia Circles

Siberia Circles

2010; Jim Denevan; nine-square-mile snow drawing (detail) | pigmented inkjet photograph; 28.8" x 44"; Courtesy of the artist; photograph by Peter Hinson

Burble’s Gradient

Burble’s Gradient

2005; Peter Wasilewski; pigmented inkjet photograph; 31"x38"; Courtesy of the Artist 

Icemusic

Icemusic

Icemusic musician Terje Isungset with ice trumpet; photo by Bjørn Furuseth

Water Sculpture #9

Water Sculpture #9

2010; Shinichi Maruyama; archival pigment print; 43"x52"; Courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery

Serac Moulin

Serac Moulin

2008; Cornelia Kubler Kavanagh; mixed media; 44"x44"x21"; Courtesy of the Artist

Related Events

Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest ›
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:45pm
Reservations not required

Free

Baby songbirds develop so quickly that some can fly just 11 days after hatching! In 2002, Artist and naturalist Julie Zickefoose began to draw and paint wild nestlings day-by-day, bearing witness to their swift growth. Over the next 13 years, she documented these developments in 17 bird species. More than 400 of these life-sized studies wriggle and hop across the pages of her latest book, Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest. Peek into the nest with Zickefoose as she shares her ground-breaking work and intimate knowledge of these species through images, videos, and colorful anecdotes. A book-signing follows. Co-sponsored by MassAudubon and the Essex County Ornithological Club. This program is made possible by a generous gift from Tim and Joanie Ingraham in memory of Dorothy Addams Brown, beloved honorary PEM trustee and devoted ECOC member. A brief business meeting of the ECOC is held from 7:30-7:45 pm.

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