A spirited new exhibition at The House of the Seven Gables opens April 5

March 25, 2019 Published By Julie Arrison-Bishop

All are invited to a free opening reception for “POP! Goes The Gables,” a spirited new exhibition at The House of the Seven Gables. The reception is Friday, April 5, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Visitor Center, 115 Derby St., in Salem. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available for those in attendance.

The 2019 exhibit, which will run through September, is a retrospective of how The House of the Seven Gables has influenced pop culture. Residents and Gables’ visitors — from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Hollywood production crews — have been and still are inspired by the 350-year-old mansion and its storied past. Photographs, film clips, comic books, and objects from The Gables’ collection illustrate how this icon of American history and literature has inspired American culture over the years.

This event is free and open to the public. For information or to RSVP, those interested may visit www.7Gables.org/events, or contact Special Projects Manager Julie Arrison-Bishop at 978-306-7003, or email jarrison@7Gables.org.

Support for the exhibit comes from a number of generous sponsors. Besides the exhibit, the Seven Lectures at Seven Gables series will complement this exhibit with an array of topics including TV, music, sports, and comics. The first lecture takes place on April 11 — “Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968.” There are also two more Community Conversations scheduled this spring — April 3: “Becoming American: Family and Community” and May 1: “Becoming American: Immigration and Popular Culture.” This film and discussion series explores many timely issues surrounding immigration in America. It is open to the public, free of charge.

About The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association
The mission of The House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association is to preserve The Gables’ National Historic Landmark and leverage its power as an icon of American culture to engage diverse audiences and provide education opportunities for the local immigrant community. For more information visit www.7gables.org.

In 2019, The House of the Seven Gables presents “POP! Goes The Gables.” From novels to comics to movies to music, The House of the Seven Gables has been an influence on American pop culture. Join us for a unique exhibit (opening April 2019) and a programming series including films, lectures, and the Becoming American Community Conversations.

Caption: This iconic Classics Illustrated comic book cover is on view in the new exhibition at The House of the Seven Gables.

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This post was written by Julie Arrison-Bishop