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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Metallica guitarist's It's Alive! clssic horror and sci-fi art coming to Toronto's ROM in 2019

(R. Kikuo Johnson, Rock On;
Peabody Essex Museum)
(News Release) 

Lead Guitarist from Metallica Brings Coveted Cinema Art Collection to the ROM


TORONTO -- It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection makes its Canadian debut at the Royal Ontario Museum in July 2019.

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett holds one of the most significant archives of classic horror and sci-fi cinema art in the world.

This multisensory exhibition presents an international selection of original pieces that Hammett has amassed over three decades, including rare film posters, artwork, props, and costumes that explore the connection between artistry, emotion, and the dark side of popular culture.

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Salem, Massachusetts.

 WHEN: July 13, 2019 through to January 5, 2020

WHO: Kirk Hammett is the lead guitarist for the multiple Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Metallica, formed in Los Angeles in 1981 and currently on tour. A self-proclaimed horror fanatic, Hammett attributes his life-long fascination with the genre as the inspiration for his musical creativity.

WHERE: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park. Level 4, Roloff Beny Gallery
ROM Members see it free

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has created one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters. This exhibition explores Hammett’s significant collection and examines the connection between artistry, emotion, and popular culture through a selection of works from 20th-century cinema.

It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collection is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.



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From: Josslyn Johnstone, ROM Communications
jjohnstone@rom.on.ca | 416.586.5784

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