• Peabody Essex Museum

    • Attractions & Museums
    • Functions & Meeting Space
    • Historical Sites
    East India Square
    Salem, MA 01970
    (978) 745-9500
    Hours:
    Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am?5 pm
    Open until 9 pm the third Thursday of every month
    Closed Mondays (exc

    About Us

    At PEM we celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses. We seek to create experiences that read more
    • About

      At PEM we celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses. We seek to create experiences that transform people?s lives ? through the art on view, our exhilarating weekend festivals, performances, PEM/PM Evening Parties, film screenings, artist demonstrations and award-winning family programs.

      Today the collection includes 1.8 million objects, many of which are the finest of their kind.
      Asian Export Art: the largest and most comprehensive in the world
      Chinese Art: reflects the breadth of China?s visual culture over the centuries
      Fashion, Costumes and Textiles.
      Indian Art: the preeminent collection of Indian art from post-colonial times to the present
      Japanese Art: begun in 1799, one of the first assemblages of Japanese art in America
      Maritime Art and History: the finest collection of maritime art in the nation
      Native American Art: the oldest, most comprehensive ongoing collection in the Western hemisphere
      Photography: more than 1 million rare and vintage images and nearly every photographic format and process
      Phillips Library: one of the largest collections associated with an American art museum and one of the region?s major research libraries
      Historic Houses: 24 properties and Yin Yu Tang: a 200‐year‐old house, the only example of Chinese domestic architecture in the United States

      Shopping and Dining: The museum offers an award-winning Museum Shop as well as gourmet dining in the Garden Restaurant or lighter fare in the Atrium Café.

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