Events \\ April School Vacation Week

What Does the Earth Know?

Monday, April 19—Friday, April 23, 2021

Join inspiring artists Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva in becoming your best self this April School Vacation Week. Let creativity be your guide as you imagine and explore what the planet is asking you to bring forth in honor of Earth Day on April 22.

Please note: The museum is open to visitors Monday, Thursday and Friday during April school vacation week.

Download our April School Vacation Week flier here

Monday, April 19, 2021


ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION
Poetry Banners

10 am–noon and 2–4 pm
Garden Atrium

Multipractice artist Wes Sam-Bruce of Where the Questions Live is joined by bilingual artist, teacher and dancer Armando Silva for a special collaboration. The two will use their art to tell compelling stories, build community and inspire audiences through shared experiences. Together, they will create a series of collaborative large format canvas banners inspired by Earth Day. Observe, ask questions and come back often to watch their installation grow over the course of the week. The finished work will be celebrated through a performance and talk with the artists on Friday, April 23 at 3 pm.

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Make-your-own poetry banner

10 am–4:30 pm
Garden Atrium

Respond to language and illustrations by artists Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva as you create your own paper banner. Take your banner home or contribute your message to a growing display of artistic expressions.

Instagram Live
Daily Earth Meditation

Noon–12:10 pm
@peabodyessex


Wes and Armando Instagram Live event

Meditate with artists Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they share their creative connections with the Earth. This daily livestream provides an opportunity to respond to mindfulness prompts live with the artists.

WORKSHOP
Act of Becoming

1–2 pm
Meet at information desk

Poetry Banner

What is the Earth asking you to bring forth from your deepest self? Join Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva as they lead the group through a lively creative process centered on the possibilities of language and of becoming. Leave the workshop with a list of personal mantras to help you live into a more full, creative centered self.
Limited in-person tickets available

Register Now

Instagram Live
Artists Reflections

4:30–4:40 pm
@peabodyessex

Join Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they look back on their day of creation. Gain insight into the artists’ ongoing collaboration and ask questions (in English or Spanish) during this brief livestream.


Tuesday, April 20, 2021


ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION
Poetry Banners

10 am–noon
Axelrod Walkway (weather permitting)

Poetry Banners on a brick wall

Multipractice artist Wes Sam-Bruce of Where the Questions Live is joined by bilingual artist, teacher and dancer Armando Silva for a special collaboration. The two will use their art to tell compelling stories, build community and inspire audiences through shared experiences. Together, they will create a series of collaborative large format canvas banners inspired by Earth Day. Observe, ask questions and come back often to watch their installation grow over the course of the week. The finished work will be celebrated through a performance and talk with the artists on Friday, April 23 at 3 pm.

Instagram Live
Daily Earth Meditation

Noon–12:10 pm
@peabodyessex

Meditate with artists Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they share their creative connections with the Earth. This daily livestream provides an opportunity to respond to mindfulness prompts live with the artists.

Instagram Live
Artists Reflections

4:30–4:40 pm
@peabodyessex

Join Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they look back on their day of creation. Gain insight into the artists’ ongoing collaboration and ask questions (in English or Spanish) during this brief livestream.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021


ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION
Poetry Banners

10 am–noon
Axelrod Walkway (weather permitting)

Multipractice artist Wes Sam-Bruce of Where the Questions Live is joined by bilingual artist, teacher and dancer Armando Silva for a special collaboration. The two will use their art to tell compelling stories, build community and inspire audiences through shared experiences. Together, they will create a series of collaborative large format canvas banners inspired by Earth Day. Observe, ask questions and come back often to watch their installation grow over the course of the week. The finished work will be celebrated through a performance and talk with the artists on Friday, April 23 at 3 pm.

Instagram Live
Daily Earth Meditation

Noon–12:10 pm
@peabodyessex

Meditate with artists Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they share their creative connections with the Earth. This daily livestream provides an opportunity to respond to mindfulness prompts live with the artists.

Instagram Live
Artists Reflections

4:30–4:40 pm
@peabodyessex

Join Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they look back on their day of creation. Gain insight into the artists’ ongoing collaboration and ask questions (in English or Spanish) during this brief livestream.


Thursday, April 22, 2021
Earth Day


ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION
Poetry Banners

10 am–noon and 2–4 pm
Garden Atrium

Multipractice artist Wes Sam-Bruce of Where the Questions Live is joined by bilingual artist, teacher and dancer Armando Silva for a special collaboration. The two will use their art to tell compelling stories, build community and inspire audiences through shared experiences. Together, they will create a series of collaborative large format canvas banners inspired by Earth Day. Observe, ask questions and come back often to watch their installation grow over the course of the week. The finished work will be celebrated through a performance and talk with the artists on Friday, April 23 at 3 pm.

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Make-your-own poetry banner

10 am–4:30 pm
Garden Atrium

Respond to language and illustrations by artists Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva as you create your own paper banner. Take your banner home or contribute your message to a growing display of artistic expressions.

Instagram Live
Daily Earth Meditation

Noon–12:10 pm
@peabodyessex

Meditate with artists Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they share their creative connections with the Earth. This daily livestream provides an opportunity to respond to mindfulness prompts live with the artists.

WORKSHOP
Act of Becoming

1–2 pm
Meet at information desk
If weather cooperates, program will take place in museum garden

Garden view

What is the Earth asking you to bring forth from your deepest self? Join Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva as they lead the group through a lively creative process centered on the possibilities of language and of becoming. Leave the workshop with a list of personal mantras to help you live into a more full, creative, centered self.

Limited in-person tickets available.

Register Now


Instagram Live
Artists Reflections

4:30–4:40 pm
@peabodyessex

Join Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they look back on their day of creation. Gain insight into the artists’ ongoing collaboration and ask questions (in English or Spanish) during this brief livestream.

Virtual Earth Day Event
Tales from the Field with Jeff Corwin and Wild Ambassadors

7 pm
Free Event

Jeff Corwin with cloud leopard, 2010

Emmy-winning television host, conservationist and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin joins PEM to celebrate Earth Day! With live animals as co-hosts, Corwin takes audiences on a global tour to witness firsthand the condition of the natural world. Sharing a message of hope and humanity, he encourages us all to play an active and positive role in helping to save the Earth’s most threatened animals and natural resources.

The program is offered in conjunction with PEM’s Climate + Environment Initiative Sponsored in part by The George Swinnerton Parker Memorial Lecture Fund. Instructions for joining will be sent with your confirmation email.

IMAGE: Jeff Corwin with cloud leopard, 2010. Courtesy photo.

Register Now



Friday, April 23, 2021


ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION
Poetry Banners

10 am–noon
Garden Atrium

Multipractice artist Wes Sam-Bruce of Where the Questions Live is joined by bilingual artist, teacher and dancer Armando Silva for a special collaboration. They worked together this vacation week to create a series of collaborative large format canvas banners inspired by Earth Day. Drop by to see the finished piece then hear the artists talk today at 3 pm.

DROP-IN ART MAKING
Make-your-own poetry banner

10 am–3 pm
Garden Atrium

Respond to language and illustrations by artists Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva as you create your own paper banner. Take your banner home or contribute your message to a growing display of artistic expressions.

Instagram Live
Daily Earth Meditation

Noon–12:10 pm
@peabodyessex

Join us one last time to meditate with artists Wes Sam-Bruce (@wes_bruce) and Armando Silva (@armandosilva) on Instagram as they share their creative connections with the Earth.

WORKSHOP
Act of Becoming

1–2 pm
Meet at information desk

What is the Earth asking you to bring forth from your deepest self? Join Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva as they lead the group through a lively creative process centered on the possibilities of language and of becoming. Leave the workshop with a list of personal mantras to help you live into a more full, creative, centered self.

Limited in-person tickets available.

Register Now


PERFORMANCE & ARTISTS TALK
Wes Sam-Bruce & Armando Silva

3–4 pm
Garden Atrium

Armando Silva live painting

Join artists Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva in celebration of their weeklong collaboration through words, dance and painting. Silva will create a performative painting live, inspired by their joint project. The participatory hour will conclude with an artist talk and Q&A.

Limited in-person tickets available

Register Now