These unconventional gatherings at the Peabody Essex Museum feature cocktails and conversation, art making and music, culinary demonstrations and surprising experiences. Also on the third Thursday of every month, the entire museum stays open from 10 am to 9:30 pm.
The final Evening Party occurs on December 19: Wrap It Up
Bring one small gift to wrap. Learn papercraft techniques to decorate and tag your holiday gifts using colorful washi tape and Japanese-style wrapping methods inspired by the exhibition Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion. Hear North Shore cellist and singer Kristen Miller create lush layers of music and sample baked delights from Mandarin Oriental, Boston.
Take a stroll through Future Beauty, an exhibition of nearly 100 dresses, skirts, gowns and suits that celebrate the ingenuity and innovation of contemporary Japanese fashion designers. Since the early 1980s, designers such as Issey Miyake, Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto have reshaped couture as well as popular fashion. Through innovations in form, technique, material and approach, Japanese designers have challenged conventional ideas of beauty and helped recast fashion as a vital and nuanced art form.
PEM's evening parties -- with music and dance performances, food tastings, lectures and art-making stations -- kicked off in the Asian Garden the summer of 2011 and have grown in popularity ever since. We've celebrated romance in our Chinese house, danced the Charleston and learned Indian cooking techniques. In 2014, join us to celebrate the French Bohemian café scene in January, followed by all things guitar in February.
Members and Salem residents FREE | Nonmembers $10 at the door