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WOW: World of Wearable Art

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Official Website:WOW: World of Wearable Art
Venue:Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)
Location:East India Square, Salem, MA, 01970
Dates:Saturday, February 18, 2017 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$$ see below

WOW: World of Wearable ArtFor the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and makers of all stripes to explore the boundary between fashion and art, and to 'get art off the walls and onto the body.'

The WOW® World of WearableArt competition is the country's largest art event and each year it culminates in a live runway show for winners in front of an audience of 50,000.

WOW World of WearableArt — the exhibition — presents 32 ensembles the competition's most unique, spectacular and outlandish wearable artworks. Expertly crafted in a range of materials, from wood and aluminum to fiberglass and taxidermy, these creations celebrate lavish creativity and push the limits of wearability.

PEM is the exclusive U.S. east coast venue for this interactive and theatrical exhibition.WOW® World of WearableArtTM is presented in partnership with the New Zealand government.


Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am until 5 pm, open the third Thursday of every month 10 am-9:00 pm. Closed Mondays


Adults $20, seniors $18, students (with ID) $12, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents (with ID) admitted free*.


East India Square, Salem, MA, 01970 map

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

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