33rd Annual Antiques Show

Released October 06, 2005

SALEM, MASS.—The Annual Antiques Show at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will return Thanksgiving weekend, 2005. The event will feature over 30 dealers from England and across the United States showcasing exceptional silver, furniture, paintings, porcelain, jewelry, and decorative accessories. Proceeds from the show support the museum’s education programs, which serve over 20,000 children and families each year.

The Antiques Show runs Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry to the show is included with museum admission (Adults, $13; seniors, $11; students, $9; 16 and under and residents of Salem, free).

The show kicks off with a spectacular preview party on Friday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m., a long-standing Antiques Show tradition. Guests will have an advanced glimpse of the dealer booths while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Tickets for the preview party are $125 with advance purchase, and $150 at the door. A special raffle will feature a grand prize of $5,000 to be spent at the Antiques Show over the weekend. Tickets for the raffle are $50 per ticket.

Additionally, on Saturday, Nov. 26, visitors are invited to attend Decorating with Antiques, a talk by Leslie Tuttle. Tuttle is a Salem-based interior designer whose work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, and Traditional Home Magazine. In 1997, Tuttle designed a showhouse room in PEM’s Andrew Safford House, which garnered her the prestigious Traditional Home Design award. She was also the designer on the Manchester-by-the Sea episodes of This Old House.

Visitors attending the show can also explore PEM’s exceptional art collections. The American Art gallery, for example, will have excellent examples of furniture, paintings, and needlework. The Asian Export Art collection features silver, porcelain, and other objects made in Asia for export to the West. Additionally, the museum’s changing exhibitions are sure to fascinate visitors of all interests. The Antiques Show weekend marks the opening of The Artful Teapot: 20th Century Expressions from the Kamm Collection. Featuring over 250 teapots, The Artful Teapot demonstrates how this domestic icon can be provocative, playful, and profound, as well as conventional. Taj Mahal, the Building of a Legend explores the grandeur, beauty, and mystery of a universally recognized structure, and Air Lines: Photographs by Alex MacLean reveals our evolving relationship with the land, and the stunning patterns and lines that this relationship creates.

The 33rd Annual Antiques Show at the Peabody Essex Museum is made possible in part
by premier sponsor First National Bank of Ipswich, as well as the following supporting sponsors: Atlantic Tambone; Brewer & Lord LLC; Eaton Vance Management; Kaminski Auctioneers & Appraisers; Landry & Arcari Oriental Rugs and Carpeting of Boston and Salem; Morgan Stanley; and donors-in-kind: Derby Studios Photography and Flagship Press. 2005 honorary chairs are Sam and Tracey Byrne and Jim and Mary Lou Hawkes; Antiques show committee chair is Deb Beatty.

Education Programs at PEM

Proceeds from this event support educational initiatives and school outreach programs offered by the museum. The Peabody Essex Museum has initiated the development of new models for museum educational programs, such as the Museum Action Corps (MAC) internship program, which incorporates museum studies with leadership activities for youth from Salem and other communities on Boston’s North Shore. Additionally, the museum works with elementary schools and school groups to incorporate art and culture into the classroom.

Schedule of Events

Preview Party
Friday, Nov. 25, 7 p.m.
Tickets $125 in advance, $150 at the door

Antiques Show
Saturday, Nov. 26
Sunday, Nov. 27
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission to the Antiques Show is included with general museum admission price ($13 adults; $11 seniors, $9 students; 16 and under and residents of Salem, MA, free)

Decorating with Antiques, a talk by Leslie Tuttle
Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
Morse Auditorium, included with Museum admission

For additional information about the Antiques Show, please contact Betsy Weisman, (978) 745-9500 ext. 3158.


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April Swieconek  -  Director of Public Relations  -  978-745-9500 X3109  -

Whitney Van Dyke  -  Director of Communications  -  978-542-1828  -

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