Connected \\ August 9, 2017
Through a series of fun and innovative pop-up events, PEM is growing a new creative community. Our latest venture outside the museum took us to a Boston co-work space that fosters creativity. The Village Works in Brookline Village was recently featured in The Boston Globe. By partnering with the co-work space, PEM reached their membership and participants, many of whom work for startups, innovative small businesses or primarily work from home on entrepreneurial endeavors.
At this event, PEM Trunk Show at The Village Works, a group of 70 gathered on July 12 to meet three of Boston’s most talented designers — Milicent Armstrong of Artemis Design Co., Alden Hawkins of DUENDE and Zainab Sumu Primitive Modern.
Karen Kramer, PEM’s Curator of Native American and Oceanic Art spoke about her 2015 groundbreaking exhibition Native Fashion Now. This first exhibition of its kind, Native Fashion Now celebrated how indigenous designers honor their cultural heritage while responding to global fashion trends and politics. Linking fabric as an expression of identity, her remarks deepened our understanding of the three featured artists at the event who all work with fabrics from around the world.