Related Events

Exhibition-Inspired Events

Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 11 am-4 pm

Discover Hans Hofmann through aura photography

With your personal aura as a guide, explore the “mystic realm of color” in Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction. Pose for your unique aura portrait with Providence-based artist Glenna Van Nostrand of Bright Future Aura Photography, then enter the exhibition to find the painting the matches your signature color and reflect on the interpretation.

Program is made possible by the Lowell Institute.
6;15 | timed tickets required


Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 3–4:15 pm

Artists in Conversation: Hans Hofmann in New England

Join this panel of artists as they explore the lasting legacy of Hans Hofmann, their connection to him and the ways in which his teaching principles have impacted their own artistic journeys. Artists on the panel include Robert Henry, Masako Kamiya and Destiny Palmer. Moderated by Lydia Gordon, PEM Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Research.

Location: Morse Auditorium.
Included with admission.


Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Phantasmagoria with Hub New Music Ensemble

Paintings by artist Hans Hofmann serve as the muse for this program of evocative, hyper-emotional and sometimes surreal musical works. Composer Michael Ippolito’s Capriccio, a new 25-minute multi-movement work, pulls inspiration from four Hofmann paintings, epitomizing the visceral, spontaneous and rebellious spirit of abstract expressionism. Additional music written for Hub by Kati Agócs, Takuma Itoh and Ryan Carter further immerse audiences in otherworldly listening experiences and sonic landscapes.

Location: Main Atrium
Members, Salem residents, students with ID $20, nonmembers $25
Includes special access to the Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction exhibition