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What’s the Future of Boston Philanthropy?

It’s a tradition as American as apple pie: Every July Fourth since 1974, the Boston Pops have descended on the Hatch Shell for an evening […]

Arts & Entertainment

25 Things To See, Do, and Hear This Spring

Nerd out. Were you reading The Witcher long before Netflix came knocking at Henry Cavill’s door? Then this one’s for you. On April 9, the […]

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Check Out the Peabody Essex Museum’s New Wing—For Free!

This month, the Peabody Essex Museum debuts its long-awaited, 40,000 square foot new wing—and if you pay it a visit opening weekend, you’ll get to […]

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Vanessa Platacis Is Spray Painting the Peabody Essex Museum for Taking Place

As an emerging street artist,Vanessa Platacis used to wander the streets of Boston at night, adorning both public and private walls with stenciled and spray painted […]

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Archive of Mind Invites You to Play with Clay at the Peabody Essex Museum

Most of us abandoned playing with clay around the same time we stopped playing with dolls and dress-up clothes. But in the eyes of Korean artist […]

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Peabody Essex Museum to Open “PlayTime”

When you think of playtime, images of scattered Legos, a trunk of tutus, or assorted hand puppets may come to mind. Most parents consider play […]

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PEM’s “XYZT” Exhibit Explores Digital Landscapes Through Art

Immerse yourself in a digital wonderland this month at the Peabody Essex Museum. French multimedia artists Adrien Mondot and Claire Bardainne present “XYZT: A Journey […]

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A Georgia O’Keeffe Exhibit Is Coming to the Peabody Essex Museum

This winter, you’ll have the chance to see never-before-exhibited portraits and clothing belonging to Georgia O’Keeffe. The Peabody Essex Museum is debuting 125 works by the […]

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A Conversation with Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: On Horror Movies, Heavy Metal, and a Frankenstein Bong

When the Peabody Essex Museum opens the “It’s Alive!” exhibit this Saturday, visitors will be thrilled and chilled by its nearly 100 horror movie and […]

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Revisit the Glamour of the Ocean Liner Era at the Peabody Essex Museum

If your only awareness of ocean liners is Kate Winslet kicking Leonardo DiCaprio off of that door in Titanic, you’re missing the bigger picture. The massive […]


Peabody Essex Museum Launches Unique Neuroscience Project

Massachusetts’ latest neuroscience grant recipient isn’t Massachusetts General Hospital or Harvard Medical School. The Barr Foundation, a Boston-based organization that supports the arts, education, and […]


Art and Fashion Collide at the Peabody Essex Museum

We all have that one piece of clothing in our closet that is far from practical (I’m looking at you, sheer, vintage cape), but we […]


A New PEM Exhibit Beckons All Shoe Lovers

The transformative power of a killer stiletto or flawless oxford is undeniable: the perfect shoe can shape our mood, identity, and even our status. It is exactly this sentiment […]

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PEM Welcomes New Exhibit Featuring Childe Hassam’s Paintings of Appledore

A new Peabody Essex Museum exhibit transports viewers to Appledore, a tranquil island off the coast of Maine in the Isles of Shoals. Soundscapes of […]

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Watch a Toddler Imitate a Dancer at the Peabody Essex Museum

For 101 days, dancers from BoSoma Dance Company are performing as “moving sculptures” in the Peabody Essex Museum’s Rodin: Transforming Sculpture exhibit. But last week, one emotionally […]