Joseph Cornell is one of America's most innovative modern artists, known for his distinctive box sculptures, collages and experimental films that continue to influence many artists, writers, poets, filmmakers and designers. Co-organized by Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) and The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and curated by PEM chief curator, Lynda Hartigan, the exhibition represents the first major retrospective of this American master in 26 years. It features 180 of Cornell's artworks—making PEM the largest venue for this touring exhibition, including 30 pieces on public view for the first time. Works in Navigating the Imagination were borrowed from an international array of public and private collections.
Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem, MA

The exhibition travels to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
(Oct. 6, 2007–Jan. 6, 2008).
(From the PEM website)