About the Collection

The mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, stewarding and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses.

Through its exhibitions, programs, publications, media and related activities, PEM strives to create experiences that transform people’s lives by broadening their perspectives, attitudes, and knowledge of themselves and the wider world.

“Sea of Plenty: Roy & Mara Superior Collaborative Cabinet”, 2008, “The Voyeur: Une Fleur Amoureaux, A Flower In Love”, 2010, and “A Collection: The Celadons”, 2016, were acquired by the Peabody Essex Museum of Art in 2018, as part of a major gift by the Kohler Foundation. The pieces were selected for their correlation with the PEM’s singular collection, adding to its goal of inviting visitors to discover the inextricable connections that link artistic and cultural traditions.

The Peabody Essex Museum of Art in located in Salem, MA.