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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Went to the PEM for the visiting Georgia O’Keefe exhibit.

We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The museum has many different areas to explore, is fully accessible and beautifully curated.

Will definitely visit again.

Thank jessicapA7221IL
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

First experienced this museum, prior to renovation, as a kid growing up nearby: an incredible Tolkien-esque rabbit warren of dusty cases and displays, crammed with the booty brought back from the Pacific and Orient by Salem's clipper and whaling captains. Now an excellent destination spot for fans of history, global culture, regional history,and still for kids!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We made the trip from Boston to see the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit and we were not disappointed. More than a collection of her art, it also focused on her life, exhibited her clothing, and information about where she lived. The exhibit was popular and was a bit tight with all the people, but as it neared closing time it thinned out. They had seating areas in the exhibit with magazine articles about her life, art, and homes. I had never seen an exhibit where I learned so much about an artist.
There was a nearby parking garage that was very inexpensive. It exits into a mall which was very confusing to navigate, but shopkeepers were helpful with directions.

Thank LancPAmom
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We went down for the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit and were not dissatisfied by any means! The collection on display of her clothing she made and her paintings as well as the photographs taken by her husband was incredible! If you plan to go it ends April 1 so make a plan soon, it is worth it!There were so many excellent art installations I want to go again!I also want to go back when it is warmer to walk the city of Salem and see more historical sites! Our tour guide was fabulous and made it even better!

Thank Linda A
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The Peabody Essex Museum is an interesting spot. They have some nice exhibits that come through and really stand out as higher quality. At the same time, there are many areas of this museum that don't change which are a bit stuffed with odd items. It can feel sort of like you're wandering through someone's antique parlor, rather than experiencing something that's thoughtful curation. The team here does a great job, but it might be time to revisit the organization and themes of the main museum and see if it could be modernized. Take a good experience, and make it truly wonderful!

Thank ElizabethH_Boston
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