Search

      Buy tickets

      Past Exhibition

      It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

      On view August 12, 2017 to November 26, 2017

      Today's hours:

      Closed

      Monday

      10 am–5 pm

      Tuesday

      Closed

      Wednesday

      Closed

      Thursday

      10 am–5 pm

      Friday

      10 am–5 pm

      Saturday

      10 am–5 pm

      Sunday

      10 am–5 pm

      Monday

      10 am–5 pm

      Tuesday

      Closed

      Wednesday

      Closed

      Thursday

      10 am–5 pm

      Friday

      10 am–5 pm

      Saturday

      10 am–5 pm

      Sunday

      10 am–5 pm

      Kirk Hammett, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Metallica, is also an avid collector of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters.

      This exhibition explores the interplay of creativity, emotion and popular culture through 135 works from 20th-century cinema, including posters by an international array of graphic designers, rare works by unidentified masters as well as related memorabilia such as electric guitars, lobby cards, film props and costumes. Hammett has dedicated the last three decades to creating one of the world’s most important collections and acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity.

      Share your impressions with us on social media using #PEMhorror.

      The Peabody Essex Museum organized It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation provided generous support. Shudder is a corporate sponsor of this exhibition. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum provided additional support.

      Media Partners
      Boston Spirit, iHeart Radio, and Independent Outdoor

      Keep exploring

      American Art

      Collection

      American Art

      Collection

      American Art

      Powerful Figures

      Exhibition

      Powerful Figures

      Ongoing

      Exhibition

      Powerful Figures

      Ongoing

      Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers Are for Me

      Exhibition

      Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers Are for Me

      Ongoing

      Exhibition

      Anila Quayyum Agha: All the Flowers Are for Me

      Ongoing

      Salem Stories

      Exhibition

      Salem Stories

      Ongoing

      Exhibition

      Salem Stories

      Ongoing

      The Salem Witch Trials 1692

      Exhibition

      The Salem Witch Trials 1692

      Opens July 6, 2024

      Exhibition

      The Salem Witch Trials 1692

      Opens July 6, 2024