Visiting The Peabody Essex Museum’s most recent installation, Our Time On Earth, is a trip worth taking.

Like Spring, this exhibit is a fusion of energies.

Organized in London, the large-scale, interactive exhibits enable guests to transcend time and space. The presentations are part of PEM’s commitment to exploring Climate and Environmental initiatives. Enveloped in atmospheric galleries the nexus of art and science saturate the air with a renewed appreciation, that all life-forms belong to Mother Earth and each other.

Our Time On Earth compliments on-going and future projects designed to spark conversations, motivate actions and inspire creative solutions. The environmental thesis creates a vortex of complex ecological, geopolitical, and sociological ideations demonstrating interdependent relationships. Other-worldly observations are as breath-making as breath-taking.

Seen in conjunction with ‘On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America,’ ( introduced to the Museum in July, 2022) abstracts of nature are super-imposed with realties of the American experience. ‘On This Ground ‘confronts the impact of Colonialism on Indigenous Peoples, women, animals and the land.

The time you spend traveling between galleries may be mind-blowing.

“Our Time On Earth” and “Being and Belonging in America” are dynamic exhibitions. In different ways they speak with a common voice reflecting life as it was 10,000 years ago, as it is today, and as it may evolve.

Echoing themes of elemental life, primitive arts, and a chorus of interdependent life forms, both exhibits span the natural world. Guests of PEM will trace paradigms of ancient wisdom, Indigenous traditions, Colonial assumptions and be left to wonder about the roots and future of humanity.

“We Indigenous Peoples Continue To Learn Much More From The Living Tree Than Dead Paper” ( Our Time On Earth)

“We are the memories we don’t remember, which live in us, which we feel, which make us sing and dance and pray the way we do, feelings from memories that flare and bloom unexpectedly in our lives. -Tommy Orange (Cheyenne and Arapaho) “Being and Belonging

Catch ‘Our Time On Earth’ : Now- June 9, 2024

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