The PEM Prize

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Artists change the way we see the world and interact with one another. The PEM Prize will be given to an artist or artists from any field whose work explores the catalytic relationship between creativity and civic engagement. Reinvigorating and reimagining the communities in which we live, these artists are leaders, connecting us to the possibilities that exist for more inclusive and understanding societies. PEM prize awardees will be individuals or groups who aim to deepen our global cultural connections, ignite our imaginations and inspire us into action.

The inaugural PEM prize will honor artist Carlos Garaicoa. Drawing on his study of architecture, urbanism and history, Garaicoa creates multidisciplinary artworks that range across a wide range of cultural topics. Born in Havana in 1967, Garaicoa lives and works in Havana and Madrid.

Join us for a full series of activities and events surrounding this project. Save the Dates of May 21, 2022 in the evening for the PEM Prize Celebration and Fundraiser and May 22, 2022 daytime for the PEM Prize Festival.

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The PEM Prize

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Civic Engagement

PEM Prize Advisors
Stephanie Benenson, Susan Esco Chandler and Alfred D. Chandler, Ana B. Colmenero

PEM Prize Committee
John Andrews, Robyn Burns, Jay Calderin, Justin and Molly Cook, Caroline V. Cox, Catherine and Peter Creighton, Nicole Heena, Dr. Stephen D. Immerman, M. Scott Knox, Niho Kozuru, Kara McLaughlin (she/her), Dr. Sunita Pereira, Rachel Perry, Mallie Loring Pratt and Stuart F Pratt, Evelyn Reyes, Charlene Selle and Jurrien Timmer, Sandra Urie and Frank Herron, Lindsey Walker, Jason B. Williams

We ask that you support this effort, as you have our past annual fundraising Galas. Your gift will provide valuable funds for the inspiring programs, exhibitions, and education initiatives PEM offers each year, as well as support for the care and maintenance of our collections and facilities.

We thank the following corporate sponsors for their generous support of the PEM Prize.

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First Republic
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E. Amanti & Sons, Inc.
Delta Dental of Massachusetts
Glovsky & Glovsky
Montserrat College of Art
PG Shetland Park

In-Kind Sponsor

Form Creative Services
Port Lighting