The following is courtesy of the City of Salem.
Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is pleased to invite Salem residents to ‘Mayor’s Night Out’ at the Peabody Essex Museum on Tuesday, October 2nd from 5pm to 9pm.
Regarding the event, Mayor Driscoll stated, “We have planned this evening to give our residents an opportunity to view the Ansel Adams exhibition before it closes, and to encourage our residents to explore all PEM has to offer.” She continued, “We are fortunate to have a world-class museum right in our backyard, and I hope this event will serve as a reminder that PEM offers free admission to the museum to Salem residents all year.”
This unique event will include a free gift from the PEM shop for all Salem residents who attend, and two special docent tours of permanent collection highlights at the museum. The tours will take place at 6:00pm and at 7:00pm.
The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) celebrates the final week of Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge with extended evening viewing hours beginning with Mayor's Night Out, Tuesday, October 2, through Friday, October 5. From 5 to 9 pm, visitors enjoy a reduced admission price of $10 and, as always, Salem, Massachusetts residents and PEM members are admitted for free.
On view through Monday, October 8, Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge has received rave reviews and throngs of visitors, making it one of PEM's most popular summer exhibitions on record. Featuring over 100 images, the exhibition explores the iconic American photographer’s approach to photographing water in all of its forms, from rain, fog, mist and clouds to ice and snow. At the Water's Edge combines famous images with extraordinary but lesser-known examples, expanding knowledge of Adams' work, building appreciation for the artist as an important and innovative modernist.
"It has been PEM's honor to share this exceptional exhibition of photography with the City of Salem and the world. We warmly welcome the Salem community to enjoy Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge in its final days at PEM before the exhibition travels to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK." said Dan L. Monroe, PEM Executive Director and CEO.
During this special event, there will be free parking for Salem residents in the Museum Place Mall garage.