PEM open late until 9 pm on August 27 and 28

SALEM, MA - The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces extended hours for the final days of its blockbuster summer exhibition Turner & the Sea, a show that The Wall Street Journal calls, "notably ambitious, visually rich." The museum will stay open until 9 pm on Wednesday, August 27, and Thursday, August 28, with a discounted admission of $10 after 5 pm. PEM members, Salem residents and children 16 and under are always admitted for free. The exhibition closes on  Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

(Note: You can also see Turner & the Sea until 9 pm on Thursday, August 21, during the monthly PEM/PM evening party.)

PEM presents the largest U.S. exhibition of Joseph Mallord William Turner's maritime paintings. The exhibition features more than 100 works spanning the 50-year career of one of Britain's most celebrated painters. Encompassing oils, watercolors, prints and sketches from the 1790s to the mid-1800s, this first full-scale examination of Turner's lifelong attraction to the sea follows the artist's evolution from precocious young painter to one of the most important, controversial and prolific masters of his art. Dramatic and roiling, sunlit and cloudstruck, the power of Turner's glorious canvases changed the maritime aesthetic and influenced countless painters hundreds of years after his time.


Turner & the Sea has been produced by the National Maritime Museum, part of Royal Museums Greenwich, London. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, and The Manton Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support.


Joseph Mallord William Turner, Venice: The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore, 1834. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Widener Collection, 1942.9.85.


Founded in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents outstanding works of artistic and cultural creativity in ways that transform people's lives. The museum's collection is among the finest of its kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture as well as outstanding Asian, Asian export, Native American, African, Oceanic, maritime and photography collections. In addition to its vast holdings, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and an interactive education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200?year?old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States. Currently, a comprehensive $650 million Campaign is underway to advance PEM's mission, fortify its endowment, improve infrastructure and build a 175,000-square-foot expansion. HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm and the third Thursday of every month until 9 pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. ADMISSION: Adults $18; seniors $15; students $10. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang. INFO: Call 866?745?1876 or visit



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