Cape Cod Art Preservation Society

Peabody Essex Museum Getting Bigger

Peabody Essex Museum Getting Bigger The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem is already an outstanding institution - but it's getting even better.

Even now, the existing collection includes titans of the art world like John Singer Sargent and Charles Osgood, along with historically important pieces of furniture, sculpture and more.

But the collection is going to grow by leaps and bounds once the current building expansion is complete.

Says Dan Monroe:

"Now under construction, the Gallery Expansion Project will add 40,000 gross square feet to the main PEM facility. It will include 15,000 square feet of Class A galleries, a light-filled atrium, an entry for school and group tours, linkages to existing galleries and a beautiful new garden. It will also enliven downtown Salem and help reveal the exceptional beauty of East India Marine Hall, the museum’s first building and now a National Historic Landmark."

"Designed by Ennead, a nationally known New York architectural firm that has done many major museum projects, the new addition will feature a beautiful new facade that complements and highlights East India Marine Hall and Essex Street."

"We are presently planning new installations and experiences throughout the museum for virtually all of our collections. These installations will be exciting and unique. Together, they will provide an entirely new PEM experience. This is an extremely ambitious $16M endeavor that will be completed by the end of 2021. It will provide an art museum experience unlike that found anywhere else."

We can't wait.