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      GenPEM evening with fashion designer Andrew Gn

      April 25, 2023

      Guests enjoyed cocktails, nibbles and conversation with fashion designer Andrew Gn and had the opportunity to see his designs up close while hearing more about his process and work.

      Artists from Home - Virtual Q&A with Geoffrey Baptiste

      April 8, 2021

      Tune in for a lively conversation with creator Geoffrey Baptiste, whose work spans across the worlds of lifestyle documentary and editorial fashion. Watch now

      Artists from Home - Virtual Q&A with OJ Slaughter

      January 28, 2021

      Enjoy a lively conversation with OJ Slaughter — a photographer, director and writer whose work centers on Black liberation. Watch now

      Artists from Home - Virtual Q&A with Becca McCharen-Tran of Chromat

      December 17, 2020

      Learn how designer Becca McCharen-Tran fuses a technical background with a focus on the body to create designs for boundary-breaking women, including Beyoncé, Madonna and Nicki Minaj. Watch now

      Artists from Home - Virtual Q&A with Zarah Hussain

      November 12, 2020

      Based in London, artist Zarah Hussain works at the intersection of science and spirituality, combining contemporary digital art with rigorous training in traditional hand-drawn Islamic geometry. Watch now

      Artists from Home - Virtual Q&A with Moe Pope

      September 29, 2020

      Enjoy a special introduction to Moe Pope, an Indie hip-hop artist, songwriter and contemporary painter, who chronicles the stories of his life and his community by touching upon subjects like fatherhood, relationships and the human condition. Watch now

      Netflix virtual viewing party of Self Made

      April 23, 2020

      Enjoy the final episode of Self Made: Inspired by The Life of Madam C.J. Walker, and watch a virtual Q&A with producer and director DeMane Davis.

      Tour of Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

      December 12, 2019

      PEM curator Lydia Gordon traces Hans Hofmann's painterly journey and leap into full abstraction.

      Tour of the Carl and Iris Apfel Barell Gallery of Fashion and Design

      November 19, 2019

      PEM curator Petra Slinkard explores the ensembles donated by Iris Apfel, which celebrate the creative styling of one of the world’s most prominent fashion icons.

      Historic House Concert with Gaby Moreno

      August 8, 2019

      Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Gaby Moreno performed in our historic Cotting Smith Assembly House.

      GenPEM + Catalyst Engage at Aeronaut

      July 11, 2019

      A select group of GenPEM attended a Catalyst Engage event at Aeronaut Brewery, How We See What We See, and stayed for a conversation with PEM's Neuroscientist Tedi Asher, Ph.D.

      Preview of the Contemporary Art Installations

      May 17, 2019

      PEM curator Trevor Smith led a behind-the-scenes tour of contemporary installations by Charles Sandison, Yoan Capote and Vanessa Platacis in advance of their fall unveiling of the new wing.

      GenPEM at ICON Interactive

      March 28, 2019

      GenPEM gathered at ICON Interactive’s Chinatown loft for their immersive VR experience Kingston 2219.

      Curator-Led Tour of HUBweek

      October 13, 2018

      A group of GenPEM gathered to experience HUBweek together with a special curator-led tour by Leonie Bradbury, director of Art & Creative Initiatives at HubWeek.

      GenPEM at Bully Boy Distillers

      August 29, 2018

      GenPEM launched at Bully Boy Distillers, owned by brothers Will and Dave Willis, as guests enjoyed a creative night of cocktails and art installation by Bill Thompson.

      Martin Creed Words and Music

      March 2, 2018

      Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed performed Words and Music, an extraordinary encounter between artist and audience.

      The Salon

      April 20, 2017

      PEM, Sweet Rickey and Oh Olive Creative, were delighted to present The Salon, an exhibition celebrating a dynamic array of contemporary female artists.

      PEM Trunk Show at The Village Works

      July 12, 2017

      We hosted a pop-up trunk show at The Village Works in Brookline, where more than 70 guests met three of Boston’s most talented designers.

      Caroline + Caroline Oh Ship!

      August 31, 2017

      The second annual Caroline + Caroline party at Notch called Oh Ship! Summers Ending included a curator-led tour of Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style.

      A Night of Beer with NERAX + PEM by Notch Brewery

      November 9, 2017

      Guests enjoyed an educational beer tasting and learning event in the taproom with associate curator George Schwartz.