September 25, 2015
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Strandbeests

Don’t miss the Strandbeests at the Peabody Essex Museum. We went to the member’s breakfast last week, which meant we got to meet Theo Jansen – a fascinating fellow – and play a bit with these PVC critters.

Also worth mentioning: the Peabody Essex members breakfast had great food and very thoughtful logistics; everyone got face time with the artist, and everyone had very tasty little scones (clotted cream) and worthwhile brunch sandwiches (lox, cucumber, egg) and tiny little potato pancakes. The docents were absolutely the best docents I’ve ever seen – knowledgable and helpful, with real expertise about the construction and maintenance of these kinetic sculptures.