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Comic Art News: Itís Alive! Exhibition Opening with Kirk Hammett

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One night only! Experience an exclusive evening with Kirk Hammett as he talks about his lifelong passion for classic horror and sci-fi movie posters and their influence on his musical creativity at the Peabody Essex Museum on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM. He’ll discuss the genesis of the exhibition 'It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection' with curator Daniel Finamore. 
 
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 90 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.
 
VIP Meet & Greet: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 4:30 to 5:30 PM
 
Only 100 tickets available for this book signing! Ticket includes museum admission voucher, professional photo with Kirk Hammett and an autographed copy of the exhibition catalog for It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection.
 
Members $80, Nonmembers $100 | Reservations required 
 
Members-Only Pre-Sale: Wednesday, August 9 | 9am - 5pm | Reserve by calling 978-542-1641
 
A limited number of tickets have been set aside for active members in advance of the public sale; limit of 2 tickets per membership. Join today to be able to take advantage of this member benefit at the link: goo.gl/vALRer
 
General Sale: Thursday, August 10, at noon. Ticket link is not live until that time.
 
 
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970
(978) 745-9500 


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