What Happens When A Museum Lets Local Artists Take Over?

junkyardarts March 17, 2014 Comments Off on What Happens When A Museum Lets Local Artists Take Over?
What Happens When A Museum Lets Local Artists Take Over?

It started with giant muppets having a dance party through the building.  Then came the steampunk invasion and groundbreaking Japanese avant garde frocks.  Now the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is taking the next logical step: just let the artists themselves take over the joint.

On March 20th, in what seems like an unprecedented move in any major museum in our neck of the woods at least, the PEM is letting local art groups take over the museum for a night.  In collaboration with the Salem Arts Festival and Social Palates, the local creative scene in Salem will be hosting a variety of activities for patrons throughout the museum including creative crafts, spice painting, a community collaborative project, and a photo ‘safari’ with local photographer, John Andrews of Social Palates.

As if the world-class art and exhibitions the museum offers on a daily basis wasn’t enough, right?

And what’s a party without a good soundtrack? Setting the pace for the evening is, naturally, a 10-piece funk-band, Boston’s own Big Ol’ Dirty Bucket.

If there is anything that can help us shake off this bitterly-cold-never-ending-winter it’s a funk band and an art party. Let’s do this, people.

March 20th 6-9pm | Members and Salem residents FREE | Nonmembers $10 at the door | Cash bar |Special menu from the Hawthorne Hotel

Peabody Essex Museum / Big Ol Dirty Bucket / Social Palates

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