Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sat. April 3 Tour of "Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea" Exhibit at PEM

Join us for a one-hour guided tour of the much anticipated special exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum. Afterward at 1 p.m., we'll have lunch nearby at the wonderful Gulu Gulu Cafe.

The exhibit, Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea, consists of “over 90 works, many never before seen, offer exciting new insights into Maya culture that focus on the sea as a defining feature of the spiritual realm and the inspiration for the finest works of art.”

The tour will last about an hour, so that will leave you with another 45 minutes to enjoy the rest of the museum. All collections will be open to us with our admission except the historic houses and the Chinese house. This is a great deal and fabulous opportunity!

WHEN: Saturday, April 3, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Peabody Essex Museum, downtown Salem, Mass.
COST: $15 per person (Cost for children ages 5-17 is $5. Under 5 are complimentary and over 18 pay the adult price.)

To reserve a space, send check made out to “Boston Chapter” to Erika Tarlin, 7 Bradford Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145-2801 by Saturday, March 27.

If you haven’t been to the Peabody Essex, now is the perfect chance to see this spectacular museum. Recently transformed, the PEM “presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime, and Photography collections. 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 in the United States.” (Excerpted from the Traditional Fine Arts Organization, Inc. webpage.)

All friends and family welcome. If you can offer a ride or need one, please contact Beata (Tel. 617-491-3871 / Email:

We hope to see you there!

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