The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the nations most dynamic art museums and operates on a global stage through its initiatives, networks, and patrons. PEM is dedicated to transforming peoples lives by creating a museum experience that celebrates the capacity of art and culture to inform and change our understanding of our place in the world.
The museum encompasses nearly 500,000 square feet of gallery and public space, including 26,000 square feet of exhibition galleries and 55,000 square feet of galleries devoted to collection installations and interpretation. PEM is adding a 40,000 square foot new wing scheduled to open in summer 2019. It will include 19,000 square feet for collection installations and additional public and educational spaces.