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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...more
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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
Love this museum!! So many interesting and unique exhibits throughout the year -- many examples of ship memorabilia,wooden grand dames adoring the ship's bough, portraits of local ship faring from hundreds of years ago. Have seen the exhibit of famous shoe collections from around the...More
Showing her life in photograpy in very moving ways:
Her children when they were young, her African American maid, whom it's clear she loved dearly,
The haunting and beautiful churches that the Black folks worshipped in during slavery,
and the battle sites of the south...More
The installations in this museum sometimes could be described as a refined MOMA “east.” It’s housed in a cheery, bright, interesting architecturally location that has a mix of the avant garde to more traditional installations, but always has something unusual and on the cutting edge....More
I've wanted to visit this museum for a while and finally made the trip. It wasn't quite what I expected, and truth be told much of the art was of little interest. I loved the Biomimcry exhibit. But the part that made the whole day...More
We were visiting Salem and decided to add an art flavor on it. The architecture of the museum was nice and I liked the American maritime gallery on the ground floor and the Japanese part upstairs. Wild nature was a surprisingly interesting exhibit showing links...More