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Peabody Essex Museum Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
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Exhibition: PlayTime
02/10/2018 - 05/06/2018 (more information)
Exhibition: PlayTime
Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935
Exhibition: Georgia O'Keeffe:
Art, Image, Style

12/16/2017 - 04/01/2018 (more information)
Georgia O'Keeffe
Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills, 1935
The Brooklyn Museum
Exhibition: XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions
Through 04/22/2018 (more information)
Exhibition: XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions
Exhibition: All the Flowers Are for Me
Through 04/01/2018 (more information)
Anila Quayyum Agha
All the Flowers Are for Me
Photo credit Ken Sawyer/PEM.
Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
978.745.9500 | 866.745.1876 
Map
www.pem.org

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Admission
Adults $20; seniors $18; students $12. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $6 (plus museum admission). Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.

Hours
PEM is open Tuesday – Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and News Year’s Day

Mission & Vision Statement
The mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, stewarding and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses. Through its exhibitions, programs, publications, media and related activities, PEM strives to create experiences that transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of themselves and the wider world.

Collections
As the nation's oldest continuously operating museum, PEM was among the first museums in America to collect works of art and culture from around the world. Its collections of contemporary and historic American, Asian, Maritime, Oceanic, Native American, and African art and culture, as well as its archival library and historic American and Chinese houses, are among the finest of their kind. PEM is committed to meeting the highest professional standards in the development, management, care, and preservation of its collections.


Daily Tours
Times and dates may vary

We offer daily gallery and house tours for every age and audience. Choose from a brief, focused discussion about a single work of art, tours designed just for families and a unique look at spectacular homes built worlds apart. Tours are included with museum admission. Tickets are available at the admissions desk. Please note that space is limited and tours are subject to availability.

Family Gallery Exploration
These short, 30-minute gallery adventures are designed just for families. Each weekend’s theme includes plenty of hands-on activities. Recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. June-September: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm
September-June: Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm

Art in Focus
Learn how to look closely at a single work of art. Docents explain how to approach artwork, absorb the overall impact and narrow your investigation to the details. These 15-minute guided discussions feature something new each month. Check the Calendar for information. Sundays at 2:30 pm

Special Exhibitions
Explore a current special exhibition or one aspect of the PEM collection. Ask at the information desk for the tour of the day. Daily at 1 pm

Collection Highlights
Enjoy lively discussions about distinctive objects in the PEM collection, from Cleopatra’s Barge to N.C. Wyeth’s painting of family life aboard ship or the delightful Chinese moon bed. You’ll never see art in quite the same way again. Daily at 11:30 am

Salem Historic Houses

  • Explore American architecture and decorative arts in the John Ward (ca. 1684) and the Gardner-Pingree (1804) historic houses. The John Ward House is one of the area’s finest surviving 17th-century buildings. With its steeply pitched gables and diamond-paned leaded windows, it is an outstanding example of First Period architecture. The Gardner-Pingree House, an elegantly proportioned Federal-style structure, is one of Salem architect Samuel McIntire’s finest and best-preserved designs. Daily at 12:30 and 2:00 pm

  • Two Merchant’s Homes: Yin Yu Tang and Gardner - Pingree
    The Chinese house at PEM and the Gardner-Pingree House were both built by wealthy merchants around the same time but about 8,000 miles apart. See how the architecture and art in each of these early 19th-century houses reflect the personal wealth, taste and cultural values of their owners. Consider how their similar attitudes toward family life relate to the way we live today. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday at 2:45 pm.
Exhibitions:

PlayTime
February 10 - May 6, 2018
(more information)

Georgia O'Keeffe: Art, Image, Style
December 16, 2017 through April 1, 2018
(more information)

XYZT: A Journey in 4 Dimensions
Through April 22, 2018
(more information)

All the Flowers Are for Me
Through April 1, 20178
(more information)

Events

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