*PEM’s annual gala will celebrate the opening of the museum’s new wing on the evening of Saturday, September 21. Learn more at pem.org/gala
*Please save the date for a press preview reception on Wednesday, September 25 from 6-8pm. Invitation to follow.
*Member Preview Days will be held on Thursday, September 26 and Friday, September 27 from 10am – 5pm. Join now and become a member at: pem.org/join-give
*An all-night party will be held on Friday, September 27 to celebrate the opening of the new wing. Special programming to be held every hour, on the hour from 7pm until 7am the next morning.
*PEM’s new wing will open to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 28.
For more information: Peabody Essex Museum
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. More than a decade ago, the Peabody Essex began a comprehensive campaign to conceptually and physically integrate, interpret and exhibit the full breadth of museum collections for the first time in its 200-year history.
The museum also set out to greatly enrich and enhance all its programs. During the last several years, the Peabody Essex has ranked among the top museums in the nation for collection acquisitions through purchase and gift. The institution's $194 million transformation resulted in the creation of a new and major museum, serving people in Greater Boston, New England, the nation and the world. At its opening in June 2003, its facilities ranked among the 25 largest art museums in the nation. The suite of new galleries dedicated to changing exhibitions is among the largest on the East Coast. As of 2015, the Peabody Essex Museum has distinguished itself as one of the fastest-growing art museums in North America.