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In American Waters

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

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In American Waters

On view May 29, 2021 to October 3, 2021

For over 200 years, artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power of the sea in American life. Oceans play a key role in American society no matter where we live, and the sea continues to inspire painters today to capture its mystery and power.

In American Waters reveals that marine painting is so much more than ship portraits. In this exhibition, visitors will also discover the sea as an expansive way to reflect on American culture and

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Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free (does not apply to student tour groups).

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Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex St, East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783

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Dates and Times

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Fri, Sep 24, 2021

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Sat, Sep 25, 2021

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Sun, Sep 26, 2021

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum

Thu, Sep 30, 2021

10:00 am at Peabody Essex Museum