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Generation PEM (GenPEM) of the Peabody Essex Museum is a newly formed community of museum appreciators, professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and collectors. We believe that creativity is everywhere and in everyone. Join us as our partner as we celebrate the power of creativity at PEM, in our lives, at work and beyond.

This group will expand our community outside the museum walls through a series of pop-up events designed to connect with living artists through PEM’s Present Tense Initiative, led by Curator Trevor Smith. We will also host innovative events and curator-led tours at the museum. We anticipate three pop-ups per year and one annual museum based event.

Participate in GenPEM to bring our mission into practice + create impact.

Video credit: The Salon, in partnership with Sweet Rickey and Oh Olive Creative

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Public Events

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Listening Tours

GenPEM starts where a museum normally stops, engaging the community with makers, artists, and local businesses through interesting events. – Alden Hawkins

We are dedicated to building bridges across our networks and communities. Your participation is crucial, so join us in growing GenPEM and engaging with the best in creativity and innovation. We also depend on the generosity of our participants to produce these events, so please consider donating to PEM’s Annual Fund, or joining as a Member.

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