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The Boston Globe

Theater & art

Art Review

The artist-animal connection

SALEM — Anyone with a four-legged friend knows that humans and animals communicate. Anyone halfway awake to the animal world knows that humans and animals can collaborate to great effect — think of dogs who hunt, or sniff out drugs or explosives.

But can people and animals partner to co-create a work of art? “Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations,” the inaugural exhibition in the newly redesigned and expanded Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum, posits that they can.

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