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PlayTime Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA
April 26 - May 6, 2018
Recurring daily
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This February, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts the first major thematic exhibition celebrating the role of play in contemporary art and culture. Nearly 40 works by 17 leading and emerging artists reveal how behaviors essential to the creative process — risk-taking, exploration, questioning and curiosity — are all encouraged by the act of play. Through large scale installations, video, sculpture, photographs and tactile experiences, PlayTime explores how play catalyzes creative expression, enchants the ordinary and helps us understand ourselves in new ways. PlayTime will be on view at PEM from February 10 through May 6, 2018.