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Lunar Attraction Exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum
As Earth's closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from myths about the connection between werewolves and the full moon to the gravitational pull that controls Earth's tides to the 21st-century international race to build a base on the moon.Lunar Attraction features works by Michael Benson, Adam David Brown, Craig Dorety, Fred Espenak, Foster + Partners, Sharon Harper, Beth Hoeckel, Mike Libby, Scott Listfield, Vera Lutter, Greg Mort, Takashi Murakami, Young Sook Park, Adrien Segal, Reel Water Productions, Sputniko!, Peter C. Stone, Brian Thomas, Philip Weber and Joseph Wheelwright. Share your impressions with us on social media using #PEMlunar. Susan and Appy Chandler, the East India Marine Associates and the Art & Nature Committee of the Peabody Essex Museum provided support for this exhibition.

When: Oct 15, 2016 12am to Sep 4, 2017 12am in Salem, MA

Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style Exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum

From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th century, ocean liners were floating showcases of technology, opulence and social sophistication. As icons of modernity and aspirational living, artists, engineers, architects and passengers all vied for influence and access in the creation and enjoyment of these man-made islands at sea. Ocean liners were intricately constructed pieces of culture -- in the appearance of their design, the elegance of their engineering and the division of their social space -- and each with its own distinct personality. Drawing from international institutions and private collections, the exhibition brings together nearly 200 works including paintings, sculpture, models, furniture, lighting, wall panels, textiles, fashion, photographs, posters and film. The exhibition is co-organized with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Share your impressions with us on social media using #OceanLiners. Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fiduciary Trust Company is the lead sponsor and Eaton Vance Management is a major sponsor. The exhibition is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.

When: May 20, 2017 12am to Oct 9, 2017 12am in Salem, MA

The Augmented Landscape

Sculptures come to life when Boston Cyberarts and the National Park Service team up to present The Augmented Landscape, an exhibition turning the Salem Maritime National Historic Site into a virtual outdoor gallery exploring the history and ecology of the park.Five internationally renowned artists–John Craig Freeman, Kristin Lucas, Will Pappenheimer, Mark Skwarek, and Tamiko Thiel – will be creating 10 augmented reality (AR) sculptures! Augmented reality is computer-generated sound, video or graphics that are layered into a real-world environment. Sited throughout the park, either on the land and or in Salem harbor, the sculptures will be positioned via GPS, each in a specific place on the Salem campus, and viewable by using the augmented reality application Layar (free for iOS and Android) on a smartphone or tablet. The National Park Service will have printed maps available for visitors that include the site of each piece, an image, artists’ information, title of the work and how to download the app to view the work. The information will also be available online, at the Boston Cyberarts and NPS websites. The NPS will have tablets or smartphones available for checkout. Visits to the site are free to the public.

When: Jun 28, 2017 12am in Salem, MA

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About Salem, MA
Salem Massachusetts may be known for its history of witchcraft but it is actually an extremely pleasant city in which to live in and work in or visit. Salem is a conveniently located coastal city with much to offer both residents and visitors.

Salem Willows is an oceanfront park with spectacular views of Salem harbor. Here you will also find beaches and children's amusement rides as well as refreshments and a video arcade. Downtown Salem offers convenient shopping and also outdoor dining and night time entertainment.

If you enjoy museums there are plenty here that will interest you. We highly recommend the Salem Witch Museum and the House of the Seven Gables along with the Peabody Essex Museum among the many others

Pickering Wharf is Salem's gateway to all seafaring activities. From there you can hook up with a Lobstering and Lighthouse cruise or visit the Salem Museum of Myths & Monsters. You may also wish to shop in some of the finest stores and dine in any of three of the best restaurants the city has to offer.