PEM seeks painters for Michael Lin murals

The Peabody Essex Museum needs ten artists to make two huge murals for Michael Lin‘s FreePort project. Back in the late 1990s, Lin began enlarging ornamental fabric designs in architectural installations and has since created murals all over the world.  Sometimes his installations provide new functions – caf�, discussion platform, or skateboard park. Other times, they simply bring a sense of play to existing functional spaces like the walls and floors of museums, exhibition spaces, and other public buildings.

 Michael Lin’s painting on a tennis court at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005


Lin’s team will be creating two paintings on the floor and on the walls of a
stairwell in the Asian Export wing of the museum. The workers will be
supervised by one of Lin’s assistants and PEM design department
managers. Successful candidates will need to commit to work 7 hours a
day, 5 days a week from February 28 to March 4, 2012. 

Unfortunately, the museum’s website doesn’t mention a stipend, but since the position is listed in the Employment section rather than the Internship or Volunteer sections, I hope they are offering some kind of compensation.


to Two Coats of Paint by email.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *