Saturday, January 23, 2010

Iris After Dark at PEM

Iris after Dark!
Closing weekend of Iris Apfel exhibition, PEM stays open late with music, film, cocktails and shopping

Friday, February 5th | 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Admission $10 | FREE to Salem residents & Museum Members

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) celebrates the closing weekend of Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel in style with extended hours, music, film, outrageous shopping and suitably elegant refreshments. One of PEM’s most successful exhibitions ever — nearly 50,000 visitors since mid-October­­­ ­— Rare Bird of Fashion closes to the public on Sunday, February 7th after an exceptional run at the Museum.
See what the critics have been saying about Rare Bird Of Fashion:

"Experimental, challenging, fun" ––The Boston Globe

"Not since The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has a closet held such magic" ––Boston Herald

"If the body is a canvas, then Apfel has long been painting in broad, bold strokes with every color on the palette" ––Stuff Magazine

"Geriatric glamazon, muse to millions" ––Bust Magazine

About the Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum presents art and culture from New England and around the world. The museum's collections are among the finest of their kind, showcasing an unrivaled spectrum of American art and architecture (including four National Historic Landmark buildings) and outstanding Asian, Asian Export, Native American, African, Oceanic, Maritime and Photography collections. In addition to its vast collections, the museum offers a vibrant schedule of changing exhibitions and a hands-on education center. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens and 22 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old house that is the only example of Chinese domestic architecture on display in the United States.

HOURS: Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

ADMISSION: Adults $15; seniors $13; students $11. Additional admission to Yin Yu Tang: $5. Members, youth 16 and under and residents of Salem enjoy free general admission and free admission to Yin Yu Tang.

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