Friday, June 27, 2008

WEEKEND PICK: New Polar Exhibit Opens Tomorrow at Peabody Essex Museum

Tomorrow, Saturday, June 28th, the Peabody Essex Museum is pleased to celebrate the opening its newest exhibition, Polar Attractions. The exhibition features works by 32 contemporary North American, Native Alaskan, and Canadian Inuit artists responding to the majestic beauty of the polar environments and the science of climate change. Through photography, painting, video, sculpture and interactive stations, the exhibition exposes visitors to life in the Arctic and Antarctic and hopes to inspire the careful consideration of both natural and human-influenced change in the polar regions.
Artists featured in Polar Attractions will be leading free demonstrations and workshops for parents and families during Opening Day, providing the public with a unique opportunity to interface and learn from cutting-edge contemporary artists.
Activities include:
* Meeting two arctic owls in the Museum's atrium
* Creating polar animal pictures and ice-inspired puzzles
* Mixed-media sculpture demonstration by Brookline-based artist, Nathalie Miebach, who integrates climatic data into intricate and powerful forms
* Internationally-renowned photographer, Paul Caponigro, will relay his experiences photographing and exploring the Antarctic.

About the Peabody Essex Museum: The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.
HOURS Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ADMISSION Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11.
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