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  • May 31, 2014 - September 01, 2014

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) announces extended hours for the final days of its blockbuster summer exhibition Turner & the Sea, a show that The Wall Street Journal calls, "notably ambitious, visually rich." The museum will stay open until 9 pm on Wednesday, August 27, and Thursday, August 28, with a discounted admission of $10 after 5 pm. PEM members, Salem residents and children 16 and under are always admitted for free. The exhibition closes on  Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

(Note: You can also see Turner & the Sea until 9 pm on Thursday, August 21, during the monthly PEM/PM evening party.)

PEM presents the largest U.S. exhibition of Joseph Mallord William Turner's maritime paintings. The exhibition features more than 100 works spanning the 50-year career of one of Britain's most celebrated painters. Encompassing oils, watercolors, prints and sketches from the 1790s to the mid-1800s, this first full-scale examination of Turner's lifelong attraction to the sea follows the artist's evolution from precocious young painter to one of the most important, controversial and prolific masters of his art. Dramatic and roiling, sunlit and cloudstruck, the power of Turner's glorious canvases changed the maritime aesthetic and influenced countless painters hundreds of years after his time.


Turner & the Sea has been produced by the National Maritime Museum, part of Royal Museums Greenwich, London. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation, and The Manton Foundation provided generous support. The East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum also provided support.


Joseph Mallord William Turner, Venice: The Dogana and San Giorgio Maggiore, 1834. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Widener Collection, 1942.9.85.

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