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Salem Arts Association takes this opportunity to bring the galleries to you. In response to the Global Coronavirus Pandemic we strive to continue to deliver on our mission " To bring art, in all its forms, to the community and bring the community, in all its diversity, to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts."  

The 2024 exhibition season is generously sponsored by the Peabody Essex Museum and The Michael and Ronne Cosel Foundation

Current Exhibits

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Our Time on Earth

Our 18th Annual PEM Inspirational Exhibition invites artists to take inspiration from the PEM exhibition “Our Time on Earth, on view at the Peabody Essex Museum through June 9, 2024. From the PEM, “Part of PEM’s Climate + Environment Initiative, this traveling exhibition from the Barbican Centre in London celebrates the power of global creativity to transform the conversation around the climate emergency.”

Reception: Friday, April 12, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: April 13 – May 18, 2024

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A form of abstract art that came about in the 1950’s in the US and spread worldwide, minimalism was best described as art with no subtext or, “What you see is what you get.”  Salem Arts Association invited our artist members to present the essence of their expression, to strip down their creative process to concepts that represent a world of simplicity where less is more, and to explore and play with the idea that art doesn’t necessarily have to represent a deep thought or evoke emotion - sometimes, it can just… be.

Reception: Friday, April 12, 2024, 6:00-8:00 PM

Exhibition Dates: April 13 – May 18, 2024

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Paul Nathan Gallery

We're proud to host the largest collection of Paul Nathan artworks in the world. Nathan's unique process starts with acrylic paintings which are then photographed and composed as collage creating a whimsical and wonderful world uniquely their own. 

Paul Nathan has occupied this location since the mid-1980's and through his generosity and vision as an artist Salem Arts Association enjoys presenting our galleries in this space with Paul.

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Salem Arts Association
159 Derby Street 
Salem, MA 01970  
Phone: 978-745-4850 

Weekends 12-6pm

Closed: Christmas, Thanksgiving
and New Years Day 
Parking: on street when available


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159 Derby Street, Salem MA 01970