Guided Tour of It's Alive: Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection

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Peabody Essex Museum
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 features 135 works that provide insight into the evolution of horror and sci-fi films and how they have played upon contemporary societal fears. Hammett acknowledges his poster collection as a source of inspiration for his own musical creativity. The exhibition features film posters as well as collectible electric guitars, monster masks and sculptures.



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161 Essex Street, Salem, MA, 01970

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I-95 to Rte-128N to Exit 25A/Rte-114E. Follow Rte-114E into Salem. Proceed one block past The Witch House then turn left onto Norman St. Continue straight onto New Derby St. Turn left onto Hawthorne Blvd/Rte-1A N. Left onto Essex St. Parking available on-street or at garage across the street from museum entrance (on New Liberty St). Another municipal parking lot available on nearby St. Peter Street, and a smaller garage on Derby Street, at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and Derby Street, three blocks from the museum. Limited on-street parking is available around Salem Common and at two-hour meters.