On Thursday, October 15, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will be open late for its monthly evening party series from 6 to 9 pm.
Celebrate all things small in the world -- from tiny houses to micro-museums and mini-literature. The evening’s catalyst is PEM's new exhibition Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art. Experience activities inspired by Alice in Wonderland and explore concepts of altering size and scale. With live music, cocktails and guest artists to immerse us in microscopic and macroscopic worlds, this is the smallest party with the biggest amount of fun.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Art Making | Create Space . . . In the spirit of Alice in Wonderland, make bookmarks and notebooks using playing cards.
Binocular Challenge | Maker Lounge . . . Use reverse binoculars to make everything look tiny and try to walk a wiggly path.
Mµseum Pop-Up | Atrium . . . Enjoy a pop-up exhibition organized by Somerville’s micro museum.
Tilt-Shift Photography | Various Galleries . . . Try the tilt-shift photography station in the Atrium and then take your own photos using the Instagram filter. Tag @peabodyessex #PEMPM. While you’re at it, see if you can find our miniature friends lounging around the museum.
Little Library | Atrium . . . Learn about some of the miniature books and tiny prints in our collection with staff from PEM’s Phillips Library.
Film | Morse Auditorium . . . Shrink down in size and join a screening of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Tiny House Meet-Up | Maker Lounge . . . Join members of the Greater Boston Tiny House Enthusiasts Meet-Up group for a discussion about how they got involved in the growing movement.
7 and 8 pm
Artist Workshop | Create Space . . . Gloucester-based artist Ken Riaf helps bring our vivid memories to life in miniature form and offers some examples of his work with miniature vignettes. Bring small mementos to include. Each session has 15 spots available; first-come, first-served.
Author Talk | Bartlett Gallery . . . Join exhibition artist and author Michael Paul Smith as he discusses his work re-creating miniature scenes, and shares inspiration and passages from his book Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town.
The newest exhibition in PEM's Art & Nature Center explores the concept of scale – from the nano-sized to the galactic – challenging our perception of perspective, relative size and proportion. Featured works include miniatures, sculptures, photography and installations loaned from regional, national and international contemporary artists, as well as works from PEM's collection. Interactives enable audiences to experiment with visual scale and to explore the role scale plays in art and our perception of the world around us.
For more information on everything happening at the Peabody Essex Museum, visit pem.org.