• Artist: Various
  • Medium: Exhibition
  • Project Type: Major Institutions
  • Neighbourhood: Bloor / Yorkville

Explore one of the world’s most extraordinary collections of classic horror and sci-fi movie posters from rock star Kirk Hammett.


Royal Ontario Museum

  • Address: 100 Queen's Park
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Indoors

The Project

Famous guitarist Kirk Hammett, of the heavy metal band Metallica, has been collecting classic horror and sci-fi movie posters for roughly 30 years. This exhibition will explore his significant collection. It will also examine 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 in Salem, Massachusetts. Despite best efforts, the free shuttle bus between Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Aga Khan Museum and Coxwell Station is no longer operating. All-night TTC services are available on Line 1, 2 and 3, helping audience explore the event.

The Artist

  • Various