Lead Guitarist from Metallica Brings Coveted Cinema Art Collection to the ROM It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collectionmakes its Canadian debut at the Royal Ontario Museum in July 2019
It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collectionmakes 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.
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.
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