Peabody Essex Museum

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East India Square, 161 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970 East India Square, 161 Essex St, Salem Directions
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Beautiful museum with so much to offer!
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Great Groupon offer and seamless purchase transaction. Gracious response with excellent perks by PEM. Hats off (the exhibit of which we saw earlier this year) to Groupon-PEM collaboration!
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Love it!
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Wonderful visit as always. This is a great museum!
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One of the best museums around!
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Museum is fantastic and groupon offer is amazing. THANK YOU
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This Groupon is the best deal I have ever purchased. In addition to free admission and cafe and gift shop discounts at Peabody Essex, this membership allows admission to hundreds of museums around the country. With this in mind, I am planning trips to CA, CO, CT, ME, NJ, NM, NY, RI, and VT.
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Excellent museum and great
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Love this museum. Love it more with a Groupon
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Tho it ultimately didn't matter to me, it would have been nice to know right away that it was only a 6 month membership.

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In 1799, Salem’s weathered seafarers founded the East India Marine Society and began to assemble “natural and artificial curiosities” brought back from their journeys to Asia, Africa, and other distant lands. Over the following centuries, the collection grew, and while it did, the Society evolved through various shapes until it became the Peabody Essex Museum. Today, more than 1.8 million of these works invite visitors to explore the world in a facility that underwent a $200 million transformation in 2003.

The majority of works now rest in a Moshe Safdie–designed glass-and-brick building, focused around a sunny atrium whose various architectural silhouettes echo local forms. This new building joins the East India Marine Hall, built by the seafarers’ society in 1825 and dedicated in a ceremony attended by President John Adams. Today, that National Historic Landmark hosts society-member portraits and a number of the hall’s original objects; in other galleries, paintings and sculptures by Japanese, Indian, and Chinese artists hang on the walls or perch in glass cases like pies with personal-space issues. Guests can also tour Yin Yu Tang, the only complete Qing Dynasty house outside of China and a 200-year-old structure with intricate carvings.

In 2013, the Peabody Essex Museum will add exciting new displays to its rotating special exhibitions, from Faberge treasures to impressionistic masterpieces from the likes of Monet, Renoir, and Manet, as well as modern African-American art and contemporary art from India. After marveling at the skill and diversity of the artwork, visitors can drop by the Atrium Café or the Garden Restaurant for a bite to eat.

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