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Trash Menagerie

Saturday, June 20, 2009
Sulphur Blue Smeck in mixed junk by Michelle Stitzlein

Sulphur Blue Smeck in mixed junk by Michelle Stitzlein

For anyone in, around or headed towards Salem, Mass., there’s a new trash art exhibit up at the Peabody Essex Museum. I don’t know about you, but I get a kick out of museum plaques that list “mixed junk” as an art medium.

Trash Menagerie presents over 30 improbable works of art created from things most of us simply throw away. This playful and poignant exhibition challenges visitors to think differently about the creative potential lurking in everyday objects. From an iridescent trout made from 70 different pieces of refuse to a flock of cheery birds made from tin cans, Trash Menagerie explores animals imaginatively made from recycled rubbish. The exhibition features hands-on activities, such as a trash collage magnet board and weekend art drop-in activities, to encourage visitors of all ages think creatively about trash in the museum and beyond. Trash Menagerie is on view in the Peabody Essex Museum’s interactive Art & Nature Center June 20, 2009, through May 2010.

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