Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA - Day 42

by Rebecca Shearin November. 19, 2018 233 views
Peabody Essex Museum - www.pem.org -  is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799. It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute. Great way to spend a rainy day - here are a few works that caught my eye...

Peabody Essex Museum - www.pem.org - is a successor to the East India Marine Society, established in 1799. It combines the collections of the former Peabody Museum of Salem and the Essex Institute. Great way to spend a rainy day - here are a few works that caught my eye...

Native art if the Northwest Coast

Native art if the Northwest Coast

Native art if the Northwest Coast

Native art if the Northwest Coast

wonderful Special Exhibition - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

wonderful Special Exhibition - Empresses of China's Forbidden City

a fancy hat...

a fancy hat...

an immersive display!  Enter this pretend palanquin then watch out the window as you virtually travel to the Forbidden City...

an immersive display! Enter this pretend palanquin then watch out the window as you virtually travel to the Forbidden City...

small section of a large wall hanging - all hand embroidered with silk thread. How many hours!?

small section of a large wall hanging - all hand embroidered with silk thread. How many hours!?

a bat as a design motif.  I like it!

a bat as a design motif. I like it!

these are the only platform shoes I would consider wearing....

these are the only platform shoes I would consider wearing....

Country Eastern....

Country Eastern....

A room inside the Yin Yu Tang House (late 18th c. house brought from China and reassembled at PEM in the 80's)

A room inside the Yin Yu Tang House (late 18th c. house brought from China and reassembled at PEM in the 80's)

Looking up towards the second floor form the small court yard within the Yin Yu Tang House (which means Hall of Plentiful Shelter).

Looking up towards the second floor form the small court yard within the Yin Yu Tang House (which means Hall of Plentiful Shelter).

Upstairs hall in the Yin Yu Tang House

Upstairs hall in the Yin Yu Tang House

Is this a hat?  Don't remember but I love the design elements!

Is this a hat? Don't remember but I love the design elements!

Love this....sadly I was running out of time and didn't document everything and I don't remember the details

Love this....sadly I was running out of time and didn't document everything and I don't remember the details

'Greed' from the 'Seven Deadly Sins' hand built by Russell Biles.

'Greed' from the 'Seven Deadly Sins' hand built by Russell Biles.

The curator must have a sense of humor. These sculptures are unrelated yet displayed together.  The horse (as labeled) resembles a donkey. Looks pretty political to me....right down to the red and blue

The curator must have a sense of humor. These sculptures are unrelated yet displayed together. The horse (as labeled) resembles a donkey. Looks pretty political to me....right down to the red and blue

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 4 months ago

Your composition really make the artifacts stand out. Very interesting and beautiful captured photos. smile

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