Museum from Home: It's Alive!

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Best known as lead guitarist of the famed rock band Metallica, Kirk Hammett is also an obsessive collector of visually arresting horror and sci-fi film art and has dedicated the last three decades to creating one of the world’s most important collections. It’s Alive! features more than 100 pieces of graphic art, many hailing back to the days of Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, that have seeped into the public imagination and reflected society’s deepest fears and anxieties for nearly a century. Not only do these objects explore the power of graphic art in its own right, they have inspired Hammett’s work throughout his own artistic career.

Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

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Why Hammett Collects

Kirk Hammett shares the story of why he collects these objects, and why it's so meaningful to see them exhibited in a museum.

Learn more about the exhibition with our multimedia tour featuring in-depth discussions with experts from both inside and outside the art world.

Multimedia TAP Tour

The Kirk Hammett Guitar Experience

Get your shredding skills on in the guitar experience as part of It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection. Rock out on one of two limited edition ESP guitars customized with art selected personally by Hammett. 

$5 to play.
Tickets available at the CMA Welcome Desk.
Presented by Live Nation.

Plus, enter a raffle to win one of the guitars on stage!

This multimedia, multisensory experience includes flashing lights and may be overwhelming to guests with sensory sensitivities and other medical conditions.

Photo courtesy of Brett Murray Photography.

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