Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature
To ensure public safety, this exhibition is open with limited hours and enhanced cleaning protocols in effect on Saturdays, Sundays, & holiday Mondays from 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
Visitors can explore this exhibit in person or online in a virtual format.
Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature is a curiosity-driven, format-bending romp with artist Wes Sam-Bruce, that adventurously investigates the connections, metaphors, and experiences of human beings within the natural world.
Best known for his immersive, story-saturated exhibitions, Sam-Bruce creates a site-specific, multi-sensory, installation at PEM that functions as an enveloping world within a world.
This exhibition also features an original soundscape, scored by award-winning composer Ruth Mendelson.
The installation in The Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center is the culmination of a year-long exploration (Sept '18-Sep '19) that utilized a mobile studio, walking adventures, poetry, meditations, education programming, and artmaking as well as an online archive that chronicled the year and the project.
The public is invited to take part, both through on-site programs at PEM and by participating in the project online.
You can also explore online content generated by the artist for while the exhibition is closed here.
Share your impressions with us on social media using #WTQL.
This exhibition is currently open on weekends and holiday Mondays: from 10:00am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
The Museum itself is now open to the public Thursday - Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm.
To allow for safe physical distancing, a limited number of visitors will be allowed inside the museum and its galleries at any time. Reserve your tickets in advance at or by calling 978-542-1511.
Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free (does not apply to student tour groups). Members are admitted free to all sites and special exhibitions. Reserve your tickets in advance at or by calling 978-542-1511.
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