The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) combines the opening of the museum’s newest exhibition, Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art, with the annual Big Draw Festival, for a lively day of art and investigation on Saturday, October 10.
Enjoy interactive events designed to showcase the importance of magnitude, visual scale and perspective in unique ways that will inspire a new outlook on the world. Guests can doodle in 3-D, tinker with special tools to make drawings big and small and explore the unseen world of marine microbes. Artist demonstrations and screenings of the film Mysteries of the Unseen World are also among the activities planned.
The Big Draw, billed as the world's biggest drawing festival, is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't. Last year, the Big Draw involved 26 countries, with 414,000 people attending more than 1,800 events by more than 1,000 organizers. This October marks PEM’s third year taking part in the festival.
Sizing It Up: Scale in Nature and Art features 35 works by contemporary artists, who are either investigating scale in nature, or manipulating scale as a deliberate device to prompt new ways of looking.
Saturday, October 10 | 10 am-4 pm | All programs FREE with museum admission | Click here for complete Schedule of Events