Down to the wire…I finally snuck in a visit to this shoe exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, just a week prior to its close on March 12th. I am so glad I did. Shoes are my weakness. I love them in all shapes, sizes, heel heights and colors. It always amazes me how my shoe choice can transform how I see myself and feel in an outfit.
Not long ago, I attended and posted about the Killer Heels exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, NH. Whether Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the Peabody Essex Museum was similar or different, didn’t matter – I wanted to see it.
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
So yesterday, I made my way to Salem, MA (I thought the venue was in Peabody – Oops!) and enjoyed an afternoon full of footwear. There were over 300 pairs of shoes to peruse. From vintage to contemporary, I loved every minute of this visual pleasure. And while the exhibit was named Pleasure and Pain, there was no pain for me.
When I saw a local realtor, whose face I’ve seen on countless FOR SALE signs, featured at this exhibit for her closet and collection, I tingled with excitement. Shoe heaven was closer than I thought.
If you want to see this display of greatness, be sure to find time between now and Sunday. I’m sorry I didn’t get the word out to you sooner, but better late than never and you still have time.
Also, if you go, be sure to check your local library for museum passes. I didn’t think to do this until my librarian extraordinaire sister, suggested it – Thank you Kiki. With my pass, I received an $8 discount on two adult tickets regularly priced at $20. Not bad! And children under 17 were admitted free of charge. Julia and Ally came along and got a good look at what it means to have a shoe obsession.
Time to go shoe shopping!!! I’m inspired!
I really enjoyed the exhibit and I agree with Lillian Montalto that “shoes can make you happy and strong and sensuous”. I think the PEM has some very interesting exhibits and Salem is a fun place to visit (in the warmer weather!)