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Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema.

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

Presenting sponsor: Cosmo Music



It’s Alive: In Conversation with Kirk Hammett
Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Reception to follow


Image: Detail from R. Kikuo Johnson, Rock On, 2017. © 2017 Peabody Essex Museum. via