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Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

Thursday - Sunday and Holiday Mondays 10am - 5pm

Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free

PEM requires all visitors to comply with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Order. Please review guidelines found here ( before your visit. If you are traveling to PEM from a high-risk state, you must produce a negative COVID-19 test result that has been administered up to 72-hours prior to your arrival. The health of our staff and guests is our highest priority. Learn what steps are being taken at

Reserve your tickets in advance at or by calling 978-542-1511.


Zarah Hussain: Breath

on view through January 2, 2022

Spiritual traditions around the world have long used the breath as a tool for transformation and awakening. In a series of paintings commissioned by PEM, British artist Zarah Hussain explores the universal sanctity and necessity of breathing.


“My Dear Davey and Chester …”

on view through January 30, 2022

The letters and photographs shared in this Phillips Library Gallery exhibition are a fraction of Chester and Davida’s personal archive, which they donated to PEM along with 1,275 works of art and their library of more than 6,000 books.


Chester and Davida Herwitz Gallery of South Asian Art

ongoing exhibition

Prashant H. Fadia Foundation and Deshpande Foundation Gallery

ongoing exhibition

The new Prashant H. Fadia Foundation and Deshpande Foundation Gallery features a selection of objects from PEM's extensive collection of historical material from India. Focused primarily on the 19th century, the gallery considers India's long and complex history of foreign occupation, and its troubling impact on the representation of Indian people in art.

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Sean M. Healey Gallery of Asian Export Art

ongoing exhibition

PEM’s Asian Export Art collection, foremost in the world, explores cross-cultural exchange as a catalyst for creativity and celebrates the interplay of commerce and creative expression. The gallery features more than 200 works of art made in diverse media by artists in China, Japan, and South Asia.

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Japanomania! Japanese Art Goes Global, ongoing exhibition

Discover the beauty and complex stories behind PEM’s celebrated Japanese export art collection. The new installation takes visitors on a journey through time — from the arrival of Portuguese merchants in the 1500s through Japan’s emergence on the world stage in the late 19th century and beyond.

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