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Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
https://www.pem.org

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.

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October 2016

Lunar Attraction

October 15, 2016 @ 12:00 am - August 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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As Earth’s closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from the psychological effects of a full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth’s tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.…

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August 2017

Shelter to Showpiece House Tour

August 8 @ 11:00 am - August 13 @ 2:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Shelter to Showpiece House Tour 11AM – Peabody Essex Museum TUESDAY 8/8 WEDNESDAY 8/9 THURSDAY 8/10 FRIDAY 8/11 SATURDAY 8/12 SUNDAY 8/13 Come tour the historic houses at the Peabody Essex Museum and experience three centuries of Salem. (Tour free with museum admission to out-of-town patrons and free to Salem Residents - Space is limited – First come first serve). All patrons must check in at admission desk prior to tour. For more information contact the PEM at 978-745-9500.

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September 2017

Salem Horror Fest – Opening Night Party

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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Salem Horror Fest partners with the Peabody Essex Museum to bring you the ultimate kickoff to the Halloween season! Featuring PEM special exhibition, It's Alive!: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection, come haunt our inaugural Horror Fest with this night of live music, and interactive programming as part of the PEM/PM evening party series. After-hours screening of Night of the Living Dead honoring Duane Jones with the inaugural Salem Horror Award begins at 9pm. NIGHT OF…

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Night of the Living Dead

September 22 @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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America: The year is 1968. The Cold War is approaching détente, the Civil Rights Movement is winding down, Vietnam continues to escalate… And then come the zombies, creeping in through the cracks in American life. Taking shelter in an abandoned farm house, seven strangers must navigate their differences before the walls give way to a ravenous zombie horde. This screening will honor Duane Jones as the Salem Horror Award for his cultural contribution to the cinema as one of the…

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Matinee

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The escalation of the Cuban Missile Crisis collides with the premiere of a new atomic-age monster picture, MANT. This comedic homage to legendary producer William Castle celebrates the joy of horror cinema and theatrical gimmicks in one of Joe Dante's (Gremlins, The Burbs) most underrated films. Panel discussion to follow.

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Gods and Monsters

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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The last days and career of renown gay horror director James Whale (Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, The Invisible Man) are explored in this biographical drama set in the time following the Korean War. Panel discussion to follow.

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October 2017

The Haunting

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States
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A scientist, skeptic, psychic and lesbian begin to question reality as they explore a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of death and insanity in this 1963 horror classic. This screening is in partnership with The Shirley Jackson Awards and Women in Film and Video: New England. Music performance by New York's Victorian goth-punk band The Long Losts. Panel discussion to follow.

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