When Childe Hassam stepped off the ferry onto the rocks of Appledore Island, he found the place that would occupy his imagination for three decades. Hassam created a body of work that remains a pinnacle of American impressionism. This is the first exhibition in more than 25 years to focus on Hassam's paintings of the Isles of Shoals, a group of small, rocky islands lying in the Gulf of Maine six miles off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The exhibition features more than 40 oil paintings and watercolors dating from the late 1880s to 1912, offering a sustained reverie on nature, the pleasure of painting and a rapturous sense of place and color: a celebrated island garden with its gem-like flowers, dense thickets of bayberry wedged in granite crags, and the dark ocean breaking against rocks and swirling in tidal pools.
On view May 14, 2016 to September 5, 2016
Whether working in plaster, marble or bronze on an intimate or monumental scale, Auguste Rodin captured the emotional and psychological complexities of human beings in ways that few sculptors before or after him have achieved. He also profoundly changed the language of sculpture by playing with accident and emphasizing the act of creating rather than completing a work of art. Rodin favored fragmentation and recombination as the principal expression of the significance he attached to change and transformation as the keys to creativity. Featuring sculptures and drawings, this thematic exhibition highlights the drama and experimentation that have established Rodin as one of the greatest sculptors of all time.
February 6 & 7, 2016
Come into the Museum shop for a chocolate treat by Haror Sweets, and check out our awesome ice sculpture based on Jamie Okuma's boots currently on display in the Native Fashion Now exhibition.
We had the pleasure of bringing in some of our wonderful vendors for trunk shows.
March featured Carole Sousa's unique colored glass and stone jewelry and Tamaryn
Design's bamboo, cotton, and silk clothing. April featured Hetty Friedman's one-of-a-kind
shawls and scarves along with Stefanie Wolf's vibrant and elegant jewelry. May featured
style for your home with The Salty Cottage's fresh and graphic pillows and Mariposa's
handcrafted gifts for entertaining. We had such a great time visiting with the artists,
designers, and vendors that make our shop so fabulous.
A big thank you to Northeast Arc and Heritage Industries for giving PEMShop the honor
of being Retail Partner of the Year for 2015. It is wonderful to carry the Shine line of
jewelry in the shop. The award was a beautiful watercolor by George Patton, Jr.
currently hanging in our office.