John Andrews/Social Palates Photography


Cocktails, dinner, live auction and dance party

celebrate art, culture and creativity

–– The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) hosts IMAGINE, the PEM Gala, Auction and Dance Party on November 7, celebrating art, culture and creativity.  It’s not too late to buy tickets to the dance party, from 9 pm to midnight, at

Inspired by the theme of imagination, the evening celebrates the museum’s commitment to innovation and creativity. Immersive environments, created especially for the gala, will be presented throughout the museum.

“Inspired by the success of last year’s event, this annual celebration is moving to a new level,” said 2015 Gala Chair Karen Bratt. “We’re creating connections among those in the PEM community by offering transformative, musical and interactive experiences throughout the evening.”

Dinner and Auction Tickets

Cocktail hour begins at 6 pm, followed by the dinner and a live auction. For more information on the dinner, contact 978-542-1658 or email

Dance Party Tickets

$125 per person ($100 for members) for the 9 pm-midnight dance party. For more information contact 978-542-1658 or email

Photo Caption and Credit:

PEM Gala 2014, photo by Social Palates Photography. Courtesy of the Peabody Essex Museum.

High-resolution publicity images of past galas available upon request.

The Imagine Gala is sponsored by Premier Sponsor:

AMG Foundation

Contributing Sponsors: Prince Charitable Trusts, Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers, Windover Construction

Patron Sponsors: Jacalyn E.S. Bennett & Company, Fiduciary Trust, First Republic, Halloran Consulting Group, The Marinelli Group at Morgan Stanley

In-Kind Support Provided By:

The Catered Affair

The Journeyman Press

Peterson Party Center

Premier Furniture Sponsor

Reserve Event Rental


The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is one of the oldest and fastest growing museums in North America. At its heart is a mission to enrich and transform people's lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes and knowledge of themselves and the wider world. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions, programming and special events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate past and present and underscore the vital importance of creative expression. Founded in 1799, the museum's collection is among the finest of its kind boasting superlative works from around the globe and across time -- including American art and architecture, Asian export art, photography, maritime art and history, Native American, Oceanic and African art. PEM's campus affords a varied and unique visitor experience with hands-on creativity zones, interactive opportunities and performance spaces. Twenty-four noted historic structures grace PEM’s campus, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese house that is the only such example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States, and the Phillips Library, which holds one of the nation’s most important museum-based collections of rare books and manuscripts. HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, and the third Thursday of every month until 9 pm. Closed Mondays, 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



PR Contacts:

Whitney Van Dyke  -  Director of Communications  -  978-542-1828  -

Dinah Cardin  -  Press Officer / Special Projects Writer  -  978-542-1830  -

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