Exhibit of 19th-century Photos of India
Location: Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, Mass.
Exhibition on “Masterpieces of Asian Nineteenth-Century Photography” at Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, Mass., through Sept. 28.
The museum’s photographic gallery displays fifty-two albumen, carbon and printing-out-paper prints that depict the people, landscapes and cultural sites of Japan, China, India and Tibet.
The Peabody Essex Museum has reopened after a $125 million project that includes a new building and new exhibits from around the world. The museum features both a gallery dedicated to contemporary Indian art and another for older works.
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays until 9 p.m. Normal admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students and free for children under 16 or residents of Salem.
For info., call (866) 745-1876 or visit www.pem.org.
QuoteSource: From India New England News
Arthur Pais, a friend and writer, once told me the deep rooted connection between Peabody, Massachusetts and Madras (now Chennai), India. He mentioned merchant ships shuttling between Boston and Madras, carrying ice. Ice for the British! The Ice House, perched off of Marina Beach in Madras, is now a tourist attraction (or is it just a condemned building about to crumble?). Whether one can actually go inside, I don’t know. But I remember whizzing past it as a young boy not knowing its interesting past.
Check out the exhibit! You may learn something new. I know I will.