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Peabody Essex Museum November-December calendar of events

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  November 6, 2012 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Peabody Essex Museum:

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2012 CALENDAR

PLEASE NOTE: Information is current as of November 1, 2012. All programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted. To make a program reservation, please visit www.pem.org/calendar or call 978-745-9500 x3011.

NOVEMBER

Friday, November 9 | 7:45 – 9 pm | Bartlett Gallery
Presentation: Birds in Focus with Barbara Bosworth | Free and open to the public

Renowned photographer Barbara Bosworth shares select images of birds and their habitats from her past and present work about our interactions with nature, ranging from her series on bird banding in Massachusetts and Ohio to documenting the nation's "champion" trees.  

Note: Join the artist for a special pre-talk gallery tour of her current show Natural Histories, Photographs by Barbara Bosworth from 7-7:30 pm. Meet in PEM's Atrium. Co-sponsored by the Essex County Ornithological Club. A business meeting of the E.C.O.C. is held from 7:30-7:45 pm.  

Saturday & Sunday, November 10 & 11 | 10 am – 4:30 pm | Families with children
Weekend Festival: Weaving Tales of Glory

Imagine you lived in medieval Europe more than 500 years ago when the Pastrana tapestries were created. Would you have been a knight? A minstrel? A weaver? Experience the life and art of this period through performances, demonstrations and hands-on fun, including building your own catapult.

Saturday, November 10

10 am – 1 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Weaving

Tapestry artist Micala Sidore weaves a tapestry before your eyes on the portable loom she designed. Sidore also demonstrates techniques that you can try on one of her portable looms.

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Atrium | For children ages 7 and up with adult
Workshop: Catapults | Repeating 30-minute program

Use coat hangers to build your own catapult, than test it on our firing range.

10:30 – 11 am | For children ages 3 and up with adult | Meet at information desk
Story Time: Over at the Castle | Tickets on day of program

A mother dragon and her son are keeping a close eye on the excitement of a castle feast day, but they’ve planned a surprise of their own! Find out what happens Over at the Castle in this story by Boni Ashburn.

11 – 11:45 am & 2 – 2:45 pm | Atrium
Performance: The Minstrel’s Revels

Musician and storyteller Mary Jo Maichack journeys through the medieval world. Enjoy songs, tales and jokes by this national award–winning performer.

11 am – 2 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Shining Shields

Decorate a shield with your personal coat of arms.

11 am – 2 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Renaissance Art

Artist Andrew Volpe explores silverpoint and quill pen drawing techniques used by artists in the 15th century.

1 – 2 pm | East India Marine Hall
Demonstration: Gothic Knights

The 15th-century battlefield gave rise to the fully armored knight and the first firearms. Discover how historical weapons worked and participate in demonstrations.

1 – 4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activity: Stories in Thread

Create historically inspired illustrations using embroidery thread.

2 – 3 pm | Morse Auditorium
Presentation | Tapestry: Weaving Thoughts and Images

Tapestries tell stories about wars and conquests, mythical adventures and more. Listen as tapestry artist Micala Sidore challenges misconceptions about the medium, shows how contemporary work draws on its historical roots and presents tapestries of unlimited range.

3:45 – 4:30 pm | Morse Auditorium
Concert: Handel and Haydn Society | Reservations by November 8

Join the Handel and Haydn Society, America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization, for 15th-century chamber vocal music that was heard in Iberian courts and churches during the Renaissance.

Sunday, November 11

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Atrium | For children ages 7 and up with adult
Workshop: Catapults | Repeating 30-minute program

Use coat hangers to build your own catapult, than test it on our firing range.

11 – 11:30 am | For children ages 3 and up with adult | Meet at information desk
Story Time: Over at the Castle | Tickets on day of program

A mother dragon and her son are keeping a close eye on the excitement of a castle feast day, but they’ve planned a surprise of their own! Find out what happens Over at the Castle in this story by Boni Ashburn.

11 am – 2 pm | Atrium
Drop-in Art Activity: Shining Shields

Decorate a shield with your personal coat of arms.

11 am – 2 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Renaissance Art

Artist Andrew Volpe explores silverpoint and quill pen drawing techniques used by artists in the 15th century.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm & 1 – 1:45 pm | Morse Auditorium
Performance: Alex the Jester | Reservations by November 8

Join Alex the Jester for a humorous glimpse into the medieval world. Renowned for his “wise fool” comedy and “Grammelot” gibberish, this modern court jester performs internationally.

Noon – 3 pm | Atrium
Artist Demonstration: Weaving

Tapestry artist Micala Sidore weaves a tapestry before your eyes on the portable loom she designed. Sidore also demonstrates techniques that you can try on one of her portable looms.

1 – 4 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activity: Stories in Thread

Create historically inspired illustrations using embroidery thread.

2 – 3 pm | For children ages 5 to 9 with adult | Meet at information desk
Story Trails: Oh, What a Knight! | Reservations by November 9

Whether you’re training to fight a dragon or just trying to keep up with your siblings, being a knight is hard work! Join us to hear the adventures of The Knight and the Dragon and The Princess Knight, then create your own tournament flag. 

3:30 – 4:15 pm | Atrium
Performance: The Harper and the Minstrel

Using historical instruments — harp, recorder, bowed psaltery, penny whistle and voice — nationally recognized musicians Jay and Abby Michaels perform musical highlights from 11th- to 17th-century Europe.

Tuesday, November 13 | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Meet at information desk | Members $15
Members-only Gallery Talk: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries | Reservations by November 9

Tour the gallery with Karina Corrigan, PEM’s H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art.

Wednesday, November 14 | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Meet at information desk | Members $15
Members-only Gallery Talk: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones | Reservations by November 9

Tour the gallery with Paula Richter, PEM’s curator of exhibitions and research.

Thursday, November 15 | 1 – 4 pm | Museum Shop
Trunk Show: Milliner Dinah Makowsky | No reservations required

Thursday, November 15 | 6:30 – 9:30 pm | Atrium | Members $45, nonmembers $55
Fashion show with Stephen Jones | Reservations by November 8

Don't miss out on a stylish night at PEM! Milliner-to-the-stars Stephen Jones presents a fashion show featuring 42 of the couture hats from his personal collection that he designed for British royalty, Hollywood personalities and top French design houses. You'll also be able to try on Stephen Jones hats and styles from other designers that are for sale in the Museum Shop. Jones will discuss the delightful exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, what inspires him, how to choose the perfect hat for any occasion and more. He will be joined in conversation by Lynda Hartigan, The James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes Chief Curator at PEM, and Juliette Fritsch, chief of Education and Interpretation and a milliner in her own right.
 
Friday, November 16 | 8 pm | East India Marine Hall
Concert: Boston Artists Ensemble | Members $20, nonmembers $24, students $12

Enjoy the Boston premiere of Boccherini’s charming, effervescent string quintet in C, G. 349, followed by the Dvorˇák Sextet in A and the Brahms Sextet in G. Yura Lee and Irina Muresanu, violins; Roger Tapping and Lila Brown, violas; Jonathan Miller and Blaise Déjardin, cellos.

Sunday, November 18 | 2 – 3 pm | Bartlett Gallery | For children ages 7 and up with adult
Family Workshop: Gourd and Pinecone Centerpieces | Reservations by November 15

Add some seasonal flair to your table or desk with an artful natural centerpiece. Select a gourd or some pinecones and create your own art to celebrate the harvest and the season of giving thanks.

Friday, November 30 | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Meet at information desk | Members $15
Members-only Gallery Talk: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries | Reservations by November 28

Tour the gallery with Karina Corrigan, PEM’s H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art.

DECEMBER

Saturday, December 1 | 10 am – 4:30 pm | Members $65, nonmembers $75
Workshop: Hat Making | Reservations by November 27 | Meet at Information desk

Tour Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones and then make and design your own 100 percent merino wool felt hat using the 10,000-year-old technique. Learn how to form and sculpt a hat and discover the 3-D potential of the material. No experience necessary.

About the workshop facilitators: Lesley Hansard and Rebecca Welsh started Hansard Welsh Design in 1997. They have exhibited their felt hats and wearable art across the country at premier craft shows such as the Smithsonian Craft Show, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and numerous others. Their designs have been selected for publication, design awards and have appeared on The Martha Stewart Show.

Saturday, December 1 | 2 – 4 pm | Museum Shop
Trunk Show: Milliner Marie Galvin | No reservations required

Tuesday, December 4 | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Meet at information desk | Members $15
Members-only Gallery Talk: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries | Reservations by December 2

Tour the gallery with Karina Corrigan, PEM’s H.A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art.

Friday, December 7 | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Meet at information desk | Members $15
Members-only Gallery Talk: Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones | Reservations by December 5

Tour the gallery with Paula Richter, PEM’s curator of exhibitions and research.

Sunday, December 9 | 2 – 3 pm | Meet at information desk | For children ages 5 to 8 with adult
Story Trails: A Patient Brush | Reservations by December 7

How long does it take to paint a portrait — 20 years or 20 heartbeats? Decide for yourself as we read Twenty Heartbeats, by Dennis Haseley, and then create your own Chinese brushwork painting.

Saturday, December 15 | 1 – 3 pm
Studio Saturday: Wrap It Up | No reservations required

Drop-in to make your very own holiday wrapping paper and gift tags.

ONGOING

Saturdays and Sundays | 11:30 am – noon
Family Gallery Explorations | Families with children ages 5 and up | Meet at information desk

These 30-minute gallery adventures are designed just for families. Hands-on activity included.

Select Wednesdays | 10:30 – 11:30 am | Caregivers with children up to age 5
Drop-in Activity: PEM Pals | Meet at information desk

This fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities is designed for preschoolers and their caregivers. Visit pem.org/calendar for program dates and themes. Made possible by American Dental Partners.

Saturdays and Sundays | 1 – 3 pm
Art Investigations | Ask for location at information desk

Get hands-on in the galleries! Look for our interactive Art Cart every weekend and explore more! Touch objects, experiment with art-making techniques and discover the stories about the art around you.

Saturdays and Sundays | 1 – 3 pm | Pop-Up Art & Nature Center
Drop-in Art Activities

Come create! Explore art, nature and more. View project listings by date on PEM’s online calendar or pick up a monthly schedule in the Pop-Up Art & Nature Center. Made Possible by American Dental Partners.
 

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