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PEM Gala & Opening Celebration

Save the Date

Continuum PEM Gala 2019


Please save the date for a celebration of boundless vision, PEM community, and the opening night of the museum’s new expansion and reimagined installations.

Proceeds from the Gala provide necessary funding for the Peabody Essex Museum’s education initiatives, exhibitions and programs.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
Saturday evening
161 Essex St. | Salem, MA

Tables and Tickets available soon!


For more information, contact Lauren Fairweather at lauren_fairweather@pem.org or 978-542-1658.


Gala & New Wing Celebration Committee 2019

Co-chairs
Stephanie and Clement Benenson
Karen A. Bratt
Alfred and Susan Esco Chandler
Ana B. Colmenero
Mallie and Stuart Pratt
Jeffrey F. and Hillary Rayport
Molly E. Ryan 
Jurrien Timmer and Charlene Selle

Committee Members
Molly and Justin Cook
Meg du Four
Lauren Gudonis
Erin Heiskell
Sandra Urie and Frank Herron
Marci Johnson
Sunita Pereira

Dance Party Co-Chair Melis Dural and Lucas Winthrop
Dance Party Co-Chair Melis Dural and Lucas Winthrop. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Gala Committee Co-Chairs Stephanie and Clem Benenson and Sunita and Brian Pereira
Gala Committee Co-Chairs Stephanie and Clem Benenson and Sunita and Brian Pereira. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Gala Committee Members Erin and Andy Heiskell and Justin and Molly Cook
Gala Committee Members Erin and Andy Heiskell and Justin and Molly Cook. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Connect Gala 2016
Connect Gala 2016. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Wonder Gala 2017
Wonder Gala 2017. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Wonder Gala 2017
Wonder Gala 2017. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Auctioneer Robbie Gordy Associate Vice President at Christie’s New York
Auctioneer Robbie Gordy Associate Vice President at Christie’s New York. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Gala performance
Gala performance. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Dancing amongst Anila Quayyum Agha's, All the Flowers Are for Me
Dancing amongst Anila Quayyum Agha's, All the Flowers Are for Me. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Dancing and Lighting Installation by Port Lighting
Dancing and Lighting Installation by Port Lighting. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
First Course
First Course. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
PEM Atrium
PEM Atrium. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Gala Dance Performance
Gala Dance Performance. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Gala Lighting Installation
Gala Lighting Installation. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Gala Committee Member Marci Johnson and her guest
Gala Committee Member Marci Johnson and her guest. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Ana Colmenero, Hoyt Ludington
Eijk and Rose-Marie van Otterloo, Ana Colmenero, Hoyt Ludington. Photography by Michael Blanchard.
Past Galas

Here are some images from our past PEM Galas.