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From the vaults of John Lennon: More sketches

Nov. 3-5 John Lennon did a lot of doodling and noodling – wait, we mean drawing – during his too-brief span on this planet. We’re all familiar with the whimsical black-and-white sketches Lennon seemingly peeled off like the skin of an apple. (Might be a play on words there.) And …

The Tattoo Art of the Maori

Sun. April 26 Last call! Has the Peabody Essex Museum turned into a tattoo parlor? Hardly … although we can't think of anything less shocking than tattoos. We interviewed Cher back in the '90s and she was talking about shedding almost all of hers because they'd become so common. And, …

Not the Art of War, Art Inspired by War

 Sun. April 15 We’ve heard this sentiment many times from artists: The most difficult times breed the best art. Think of the punk rock explosion in the late ’70s and post-punk movement of the ’80s. A post-Watergate hangover, a country-wide malaise, Reaganism’s trickle down theory, Iran-Contra, union-busting, the gap between …

Beatle for Sale: The Art of John Lennon

Sun. June 29 Last call! Feel like owning a little Lennon? Or just looking at his sketches? Feeling his spirit, or ghost? We all know that John Lennon was someone who liked to draw whimsical sketches of this and that, particularly of himself and his wife, Yoko. Now, Yoko remains …

Edward Gorey Comes Alive

 Sat. June 4   Last call! Edward Gorey was one of ours, literally and figuratively. The dryly macabre writer and illustrator came to fame in New York, but lived out his final years on Cape Cod, where, in Yarmouth you many find the Edward Gorey Museum. His work delighted (and perhaps distrubed) …