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Trevor Smith, curator of contemporary art at the Peabody Essex Museum, and Glaswegian sound artist Susan Philipsz. (Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum)
Trevor Smith, curator of contemporary art at the Peabody Essex Museum, and Glaswegian sound artist Susan Philipsz. (Courtesy Peabody Essex Museum)

The 200-year-old Peabody Essex Museum in Salem is all about New England's distant maritime history, but occasionally curators invite the present to mingle with the past. The museum's FreePort series brings in edgy contemporary artists to create temporary installations that interact with the old exhibits.

Each of the four artists they've hosted so far has been set loose to find inspiration in the museum, and each has found it in the same place: A beautiful but spooky room that inspired the latest FreePort artist to create something quite evocative.

We check out "If I With You Would Go," an installation by Glaswegian sound artist Susan Philipsz.

This segment aired on May 18, 2011.

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