Peabody Essex Museum Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, MA
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Exhibition: Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction
09/21/2019 - 01/05/2020 (more information)
Hans Hofmann
The Wind, 1942
oil, Duco, gouache, and India ink on board; 43 7/8 x 27 3/4 in.
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; gift of the artist. © The Regents of the University of California, photography by Ben Blackwell
The Wind, 1942
Child, 1980
Exhibition: Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker
07/13/2019 - 11/11/2019 (more information)
Parker Olivia Parker
Child, 1980
Dye diffusion print
© Olivia ParkerOlivia
Exhibition: Kimsooja: Archive of Mind
06/22/2019 = 01/19/2020 (more information)
Archive of Mind
installation view
Archive of Mind
The Island Pagoda, 1873
Exhibition: A Lasting Memento: John Thomson’s Photographs Along the River Min
06/01/2019 - 05/17/2020 (more information)
John Thomson
The Island Pagoda, 1873
Carbon print
Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Anthony Rives. © Peabody Essex Museum. Photography by Ken Sawyer.
Exhibition: A Lasting Memento: John Thomson’s Photographs Along the River Min
06/01/2019 - 05/17/2020 (more information)
Luo Dan
Simple Song No. 4 (Yang Du Lei and Her Sister Yang Hua Lin, WaWa Village), 2010 (Detail)
Inkjet print from collodion negative
© Luo Dan, Courtesy of M97 Gallery
Simple Song No. 4 (Yang Du Lei and Her Sister Yang Hua Lin, WaWa Village), 2010 (Detail)
Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite,
Exhibition: A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection
05/11/2019 - 12/01/2019 (more information)
Martin Johnson Heade
Orchid and Hummingbirds near a Mountain Lake,
about 1875-90
Oil on canvas
Collection of Carolyn A. and Peter S. Lynch. Photography by Bob Packert/Peabody Essex Museum.
Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970
978.745.9500 | 866.745.1876 

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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.

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.

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.

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction
September 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
(more information)

Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker
July 13 - November 11, 2019
(more information)

Kimsooja: Archive of Mind
June 22, 2019 = January 19, 2020
(more information)

A Lasting Memento: John Thomson’s Photographs Along the River Min
June 1, 2019 through May 17, 2020
(more information)

A Passion for American Art: Selections from the Carolyn and Peter Lynch Collection
May 11 - December 1, 2019
(more information)


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