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“Fabulous Fashion plus more!”

Peabody Essex Museum
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Ranked #1 of 83 things to do in Salem
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Owner description: Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions, ranging from modern art to photography to Asian art and culture. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States.
Reviewed December 5, 2013

My family and I went to the PEM to see the Japanese fashion designs on display. First of all, I love this museum! There is something interesting to see and learn for everyone! I could go on and on about the museum but we were there for a special show. We love fashion and in particular Japanese fashion designers. They set the trend back in the 80's and 90's with minimal lines and flash of color. Plus there was whimsey incorporated into the designs, as well. Not only did you get to see beautiful clothes, there were video of runway shows and samples of clothing for you to try on!! The best part was they had some designer clothes for sale in the museum shop (very reasonable prices to boot!). So if you are every visiting Salem, MA., the PEM is a must see!

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Reviewed December 3, 2013

The North Shore is so very lucky to have this world class museum in its backyard. With amazing collections of both fine and decorative arts; extraordinary exhibitions showcasing intriguing themes -- from teapots to hats to Faberge eggs, to name a few; engaging authentic cultural events that feature dance, music, crafts and cuisine from India to Russia to China, among other countries, to accompany its shows -- not to overlook the Yin Yu Tang, Qing Dynasty, house, transported from China to live in the PEM's backyard -- this museum is so very much more worthy of a visit than all the sad, tawdry and unbewitching quackery that line the streets of its environs in Salem.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

I had not been to this museum in a number of years and the new look and flow makes seeing an exhibit a delight. They have also updated the Chinese home which is their centerpiece and made exploring the house much more educational and informative. They have audio which provides actual inhabitants of the house speaking of what it was like. The exhibit space flows and has great natural light. For a small museum, it is a pleasure to spend time viewing their treasures.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

One of my favorite museums. They put real effort into being relevant to a wide audience; I enjoy the East Asian collections, and the Chinese House exhibit is a real gem.

Thank Benjamin L
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

I had heard of the PEM from family members, but had not been there until now. My 18 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed an Impressionist artists exhibit (Nov. 2013) and exploring the Chinese house in the center court (definitely get the self-guided tour gizmo). What surprised me most was the quality of the museum and its exhibits in such an unexpected place. I would highly recommend you take an afternoon to enjoy this expansive treasure in Salem.

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