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Gloucester, 01930 United States
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December 2017

“Championing Women” at Cape Ann Museum

December 29, 2017 - March 31, 2018
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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  Championing Women Dec 2017 press release An exhibition of works by women from the Cape Ann Museum’s permanent collection GLOUCESTER, Mass. (December 2017) – The Cape Ann Museum's fine arts collection has grown measurably in recent years, strengthening the organization and providing visitors with an array of new and diverse works by a broad range of artists. Currently on display is a selection of artwork by women artists who have found inspiration on Cape Ann including Gabrielle Barzaghi, Pat Lowery Collins, Anna Comolli, Judith Goetemann, Joy Halsted, Linda Holt,…

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January 2018

Cape Ann Museum

January 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

Quick Steps and Ballads: The Sheet Music Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane A Musical Performance at the Cape Ann Museum   GLOUCESTER, Mass. (December 29, 2017) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Quick Steps and Ballads: The Sheet Music Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane, on Saturday, January 6 at 3:00 p.m.  This musical performance is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made online at camuseum.eventbrite.com or call (978)283-0455 x10. The performance was conceptualized and coordinated by local musicians…

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May 2018

Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist

May 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 17, 2018

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$12.00

This exhibition explores the long and much acclaimed career of artist Harold Rotenberg (1905-2011).  A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, a prominent member of the Rockport and Cap Ann Art Colony, and a world wide traveler, Rotenberg's work displays a richness in color and vibrancy of brush stroke that evokes the work of the great impressionists.  Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist captures the artist's passion for light and landscape and his love of painting out of doors where the experience was…

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Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist

May 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 17, 2018

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$12.00

This exhibition explores the long and much acclaimed career of artist Harold Rotenberg (1905-2011).  A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, a prominent member of the Rockport and Cap Ann Art Colony, and a world wide traveler, Rotenberg's work displays a richness in color and vibrancy of brush stroke that evokes the work of the great impressionists.  Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist captures the artist's passion for light and landscape and his love of painting out of doors where the experience was…

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Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist

May 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 17, 2018

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$12.00

This exhibition explores the long and much acclaimed career of artist Harold Rotenberg (1905-2011).  A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, a prominent member of the Rockport and Cap Ann Art Colony, and a world wide traveler, Rotenberg's work displays a richness in color and vibrancy of brush stroke that evokes the work of the great impressionists.  Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist captures the artist's passion for light and landscape and his love of painting out of doors where the experience was…

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Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist

May 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 17, 2018

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$12.00

This exhibition explores the long and much acclaimed career of artist Harold Rotenberg (1905-2011).  A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, a prominent member of the Rockport and Cap Ann Art Colony, and a world wide traveler, Rotenberg's work displays a richness in color and vibrancy of brush stroke that evokes the work of the great impressionists.  Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist captures the artist's passion for light and landscape and his love of painting out of doors where the experience was…

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June 2018

Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist

June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 17, 2018

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$12.00

This exhibition explores the long and much acclaimed career of artist Harold Rotenberg (1905-2011).  A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, a prominent member of the Rockport and Cap Ann Art Colony, and a world wide traveler, Rotenberg's work displays a richness in color and vibrancy of brush stroke that evokes the work of the great impressionists.  Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist captures the artist's passion for light and landscape and his love of painting out of doors where the experience was…

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Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist

June 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 17, 2018

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$12.00

This exhibition explores the long and much acclaimed career of artist Harold Rotenberg (1905-2011).  A native of Attleboro, Massachusetts, a prominent member of the Rockport and Cap Ann Art Colony, and a world wide traveler, Rotenberg's work displays a richness in color and vibrancy of brush stroke that evokes the work of the great impressionists.  Harold Rotenberg: An American Impressionist captures the artist's passion for light and landscape and his love of painting out of doors where the experience was…

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July 2018

Cape Ann Museum Gallery Talk – Unfolding Histories: Cape Ann before 1900

July 21, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$10 – $15

An intimate tour of the special exhibition Unfolding Histories with exhibition curator and CAM Director of Library & Archives Molly O'Hagan Hardy. $10 CAM members / $15 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited, reservations required. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10 during regular business hours.

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Cape Ann Museum Watercolor Wednesdays

July 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

Ready, set, paint! Drop by the for art supplies and enjoy painting inside or outside the Museum. This family fun activity is offered on Wednesdays in July and August from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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August 2018

Cape Ann Museum Watercolor Wednesdays

August 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

Ready, set, paint! Drop by the for art supplies and enjoy painting inside or outside the Museum. This family fun activity is offered on Wednesdays in July and August from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Cape Ann Museum Watercolor Wednesdays

August 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

Ready, set, paint! Drop by the for art supplies and enjoy painting inside or outside the Museum. This family fun activity is offered on Wednesdays in July and August from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Cape Ann Museum Watercolor Wednesdays

August 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

Ready, set, paint! Drop by the for art supplies and enjoy painting inside or outside the Museum. This family fun activity is offered on Wednesdays in July and August from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Cape Ann Museum Watercolor Wednesdays

August 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

Ready, set, paint! Drop by the for art supplies and enjoy painting inside or outside the Museum. This family fun activity is offered on Wednesdays in July and August from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Cape Ann Museum Watercolor Wednesdays

August 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Weekly
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

Ready, set, paint! Drop by the for art supplies and enjoy painting inside or outside the Museum. This family fun activity is offered on Wednesdays in July and August from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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September 2018

Two Gifted Pens: Thornton Burgess and Harrison Cady

September 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$10

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an illustrated talk with author Christie Palmer Lowrance about artist Harrison Cady on Saturday, September 8 at 3:00 p.m. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition View from the Headlands, this program is free for Museum members or $10 for non members(includes Museum admission). Thornton Burgess said of his friend Harrison Cady that he, Burgess, created the characters, but it was Harrison Cady with his gifted pen and brush who made them lovable. In 2013…

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Harrison Cady Gallery Talk

September 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

Join the Cape Ann Museum on Saturday, September 15th at 9:30 am for an intimate tour of the special exhibition Harrison Cady: View from the Headlands with a museum staff member. Cost is $10 CAM members / $15 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited, reservations required. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10 for further information. Harrison Cady (1877–1970), Salvaging the Anchor, c.1940. Oil on board. Private Collection.

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Cape Ann Museum’s Walking Tour | Hopper’s Houses

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$10 – $20

Join Cape Ann Museum for a guided walking tour to explore the area surrounding the Museum on this walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper. Tickets are$10 CAM members / $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required.

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October 2018

Salon 2018| The Transformative Power of Wearable Art

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
$12 – $15

seARTS and the Cape Ann Museum are pleased to present the 2018 Wearable Art Salon on Wednesday, October 4 at 6:30 pm at the Cape Ann Museum. Guests will enjoy a panel discussion, book signing and a selection of 2017 CWA runway looks. Panelists include former professor of fashion and design Barbara Broudo, editor and curator Suzanne Ramljak, author Anne Lee and artist Christine Gauthier-Kelley. The panel will be moderated by Petra Slinkard, The Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the Peabody Essex Museum.  This program is $12 for seARTS and CAM members, or $15 nonmembers. Space is limited, reservations are required.

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New England Philharmonic Chamber Players: The Power of Pattern

October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States

The New England Philharmonic Chamber Players present a concert celebrating the Cape Ann Museum's Folly Cove Designers Collection on Saturday, October 20th at 7:00pm. Arranged by Danielle Maddon, Leader, NEP Chamber Players. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition The Little House: Her Story. Reception to follow.

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November 2018

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates

November 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age”—spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s—when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and the Indian Ocean. In this talk and slide presentation, bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of colonial solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them.…

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Archives Illuminated at the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives

November 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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A montage of historical documents featured in the Cape Ann Museum's Archives Illuminated

History Comes Alive at the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Archives Illuminated on Friday, November 16 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. This closer look at the special collections in the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives is free and open to the public, reservations required.  For more information or to make a reservation visit capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x10.  As Gloucester prepares for the 400th anniversary of English settlement, we are increasingly turning to the past to…

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January 2019

Appraisal Night with Brattle Book Shop’s Ken Gloss

January 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Join Antiques Road Show veteran Ken Gloss for a closer look at antique books and manuscripts, with special emphasis on children’s literature. Offered in conjunction withThe Little House: Her Story. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents; $10 nonmembers/nonresidents. Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.

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Image credit: Snow Day. Courtesy of Mary Rhinelander | Cape Ann Museum

Blockprinting Demonstration in the Gallery at Cape Ann Museum

January 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a blockprinting demonstration with artists Mary Rhinelander and Julia Garrison on Saturday, January 12 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. These artists have long been inspired by the Folly Cove Designers. Drop by the Museum to see the Folly Cove Designers exhibition and to watch printing in action. This program is free for Museum members, Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. For more information visit capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x10.  Mary Rhinelander…

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Surveying the Collections: Historic Quilts

January 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 10:00am

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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On select Fridays, the public is invited to observe as Cape Ann Museum's (CAM) curatorial staff survey the collection. The doors will be open for this special project from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the third Friday of the month through April. Join us for one session or all four and gain a better understanding of the Museum’s vast collection. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. No registration necessary. This complete…

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Life on the edge: The ecology of Crane Beach

January 19 @ 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Cape Ann Museum welcomes Trustees’ coastal ecologist Jeff Denoncour for an overview of Crane Beach. Offered in conjunction with Sky, Horizon, Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents; $10 nonmembers/nonresidents. Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.

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A Cross-cultural Conversation at Cape Ann Museum

A Conversation with the Curators at Cape Ann Museum

January 26 @ 1:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to welcome Gallery A4 chief curator Michiyo Okabe and Atsuko Tanaka on Saturday, January 26 at 1:00 pm to discuss the collaboration that brought the special exhibition The Little House: Her Story home to Cape Ann. The curators will present an illustrated talk with a short film. This program is free for Museum members, Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com. For more information visit capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x10.   …

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February 2019

Gloucester on the Move

February 2 @ 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Prudence Fish, local historian and author of Antique Houses of Gloucester, presents an illustrated talk on the once-common practice of moving and relocating houses at Cape Ann Museum on Saturday, February 2 at 3:00 pm. This event is offered in conjunction with The Little House: Her Story. Free for Museum members; $10 nonmembers. Reservations required. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

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Fall in love with Katy all over again!

February 9 @ 11:00 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Robert Bradshaw & The Beauport Chamber Players in Concert at the Cape Ann Museum Saturday, February 9 at 11:00am  Open to the Public | 2:00 pm Museum members The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a special concert honoring Virginia Lee Burton’s timeless classic Katy and the Big Snow. Robert Bradshaw and the Beauport Chamber Players will perform two concerts on Saturday, February 9. The 11:00 a.m. concert is free and open to the public as part of the CAM…

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Cape Ann Museum Young At Heart

Young at Art: Love at First Sight

February 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Toddlers and caregivers are invited to look at objects in the Cape Ann Museum and make new friends during structured gallery play, then take part in a theme-based art activity. Young at Art is offered on the second Thursday of every month. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited; registration required. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (978)283-0455 x12 or email [email protected]

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Cape Ann Museum: February Vacation Once Upon a Contest!

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - February 22 @ 1:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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February 19, 20, 21 & 22, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Join celebrated Cape Ann Reads writers and illustrators for hands-on experiences. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads. $15 CAM members; $25 nonmembers.

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March 2019

Surveying the Collection: Toys & Dolls

March 15
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Friday, March 15, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm The public is invited to observe Cape Ann Museum curatorial staff as they survey selected areas of the collection on the third Friday of the month. Visit during the morning or afternoon session to gain a better understanding of the Museum's vast collection. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. No registration necessary. This complete survey of the institution’s holdings involves physically locating objects in…

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Photographs of two women print making.

Your Hands will always be Covered with Ink!

March 30 @ 2:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Nuns, widows, mavericks & other passionate printers The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an illustrated talk about women and printing, by Kathleen Walkup from Mills College, CA, on Saturday, March 30 at 2:00 pm. This program is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition The Little House: Her Story and in honor of National Women’s History Month. This program is free for Museum members, $10 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Reservations required and can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com. For more information visit capeannmuseum.org or…

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April 2019

Slow Art Day 2019 at Cape Ann Museum

April 6 @ 10:30 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Two sessions offered: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm Slow Art Day is a global event with a simple mission: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art! Join Cape Ann Museum docents for closer looking and conversation. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, reservations required. Reservations required. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

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Photographic Panoramas by Esther Pullman at Cape Ann Museum

Green Places Gallery Talk

April 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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On Saturday, April 20, join Esther Pullman at the Cape Ann Museum for an artist-led tour of Green Places/Green Spaces/Greenhouses. $10 Museum members; $15 nonmembers. Space is limited, reservations required. Reservations required. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

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Yoga at the Museum for ArtWeek 2019

April 27 @ 9:00 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to participate in ArtWeek 2019 by offering Yoga in the Gallery with Director of Library & Archives Molly Hardy, on Saturday, April 27 at 9:00 am. This program is $5 for Museum members or $10 nonmembers(includes Museum admission). Reservations can be made at camuseum.eventbrite.com.

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May 2019

Cape Ann Blossoms Image for the Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Blossoms Preview Party & Exhibition

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Favorite artworks and artifacts from our diverse collection will be brought to life this spring at Cape Ann Museum's Cape Ann Blossoms Preview Party! Explore the galleries, enjoy creative menus & drink by Fireside Catering, and be among the first to view the spectacular arrangements by twenty-one North Shore floral artists, paired with works of art throughout the Museum. Proceeds from this important fundraising event provide support for the Museum's educational initiatives, exhibitions and special programs.

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Young at Art: Gardens & Greenhouses

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Toddlers and caregivers are invited to look at objects in the Museum and make new friends during structured gallery play, then take part in a theme-based art activity. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, registration required.

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Young at Art: Gardens and Greenhouses

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

Toddlers and caregivers are invited to look at objects in the Museum and make new friends during gallery play. During gallery play guests are invited to take part in a theme-based art activity. Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, registration required. To make a reservation for youth & family programs email [email protected] or call (978)283-0455 x12.

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Gloucester Public School Arts Festival

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

For 11 years the Gloucester Public School District and Gloucester Education Foundation have organized this powerful community event showcasing the artistic gifts of the students in this city. The celebration features art and performances from children in every school in the Gloucester Public School District. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and the performance schedule please visit their website.

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Cape Ann Museum Family Tour

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

See and experience the Museum through the eyes of a child with this animated family tour of paintings, sculpture and maritime objects. Learn to think and see like an artist, a fisherman or quarry worker. This event was created for children ages 3–12 with their caregivers. This 30-minute tour ends in the Activity Center for art projects and play. This event is free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, registration required. To register or for more…

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“Bones of Homes” Walking Tour

May 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$10 – $20

Don’t let Preservation Month pass by without a stroll through Gloucester’s downtown historic district. Docent Bonnie Sontag provides an architectural and historical overview of building styles from the mid-18th to the mid-20th century. The tour starts at the Cape Ann Museum and will be held rain or shine. Cost is $10 for Museum members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited and registration required. Tickets are available online at Eventbrite or by calling (978) 283-0455 x10.

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June 2019

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

June 1 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$10 – $20

Explore the area surrounding the Museum on this walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by American realist painter Edward Hopper (1882-1967).

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American Landscape Photography: Art as Storytelling

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free – $10

"American Landscape Photography: Art as Storytelling" offers an engaging exploration of canonical and lesser-known photographs depicting the American landscape from the invention of photography through the present. With a focus on how photographs convey multiple meanings, Dr. Goldstein will trace the appearance, context, and political and ecological messages embedded in landscape photography. Artists discussed will include Carleton Watkins, Ansel Adams, and Esther Pullman, among others.

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Lobster War Film Screening and Panel Discussion

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

"Lobster War" is an award-winning feature-length documentary film about a conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. Directed by David Abel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter at The Boston Globe, and Andy Laub, an award-winning documentarian, producers of the acclaimed Discovery channel documentary "Sacred Cod". For more information visit www.lobsterwars.com. After the film, Massachusetts Lobstermen’s Association president Arthur “Sooky” Sawyer, Chairman of the Gloucester Fisheries Commission and…

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Sicilian Traditions Puppet Theatre with Dora Tevan

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

Families with school-age children visit free on the Second Saturday morning of every month. Special events and workshops take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Reservations required. CANTASTORIE, Song-Story tradition from Sicily, with the theme of Gloucester's Greasy Pole, STREGA NONNA of Calabria and CICERENELLA! Sicilian Tarantella Participatory Folk Dance. Dora, "the International" Explorer has been creating and sharing world discovery programs with children since 1973 and was awarded the Dr. MLK, Jr. Community Service Award for 35,000 multicultural…

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The Captain’s Party

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$150

A time-honored tradition, The Captain’s Party has long been the kick-off to summer on Cape Ann and a chance to help fundraise for the Cape Ann Museum.

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Gallery Talk with Stephanie Cole

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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$10 – $15

Join Stephanie Cole for an artist-led tour of My Life in Pieces: Painting with Stuff.  Tickets are $10 for Museum members; $15 nonmembers. Space is limited for this event; reservations required.

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September 2019

The Downtown Gloucester of Jonathan Bayliss’s Fiction

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

Cape Ann writers Ken Riaf and David Rich will read passages from the novels of Gloucester writer Jonathan Bayliss (1926–2009) highlighting his beloved city’s downtown. Bayliss’s fiction series Gloucesterman includes numerous descriptions of the landscape—geographical, political, and cultural—of “Dogtown” on “Cape Gloucester” in the 1960s and 1970s, with flashbacks to earlier times. This one-hour program is the start of the first annual conference of the newly formed Jonathan Bayliss Society. Following the reading, at 11:45 am members of the Jonathan…

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Cape Ann Museum: Community Art Night and Extended Hours

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Free

Join the Cape Ann Museum for a community art night and extended hours on September 26th form 5pm-9pm. Enjoy art making activities, chances to see the museum/Homer exhibit and more! Bring the kids to shake the back to school blues with art making and interactive experiences in the galleries, then join us for a makerspace in the auditorium to paint, build, and write! This program is free and open to the public.

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Judith Sargent Murray Unveiled

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Join the Cape Ann Museum to welcome John Singleton Copley’s 1770-72 original oil portrait of Judith Sargent Murray back to Cape Ann! The portrait will be on view through March 2020 in collaboration with the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Sargent House Museum. Free for CAM/SHM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited; reservations required. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10. Offered in conjunction with "Our Souls Are by Nature Equal to Yours:…

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October 2019

Young At Art: “The Little House”

October 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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Join the Cape Ann Museum for storytime as they read Virginia Lee Burton’s The Little House. They will be talking about the changing of the seasons that the little house faces and celebrate fall in their Activity Center by making pumpkin prints using a printmaking technique just like Virginia Lee Burton! Free for CAM members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, registration required. To make a reservation for youth & family programs please call (978) 283-0455 x16 or email…

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CAM Book Club

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on January 16, 2020 at 10:30am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 10:30am

One event on March 19, 2020 at 10:30am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 10:30am

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Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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The Cape Ann Museum's monthly book club is for year-round residents of Cape Ann. Beginning in October and running through May, the Museum will host book club meetings in its auditorium. A Museum docent and staff member will be present to facilitate each book group discussion to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The selection of books can be seen below along with…

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CAM Book Club

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 21, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on December 19, 2019 at 10:30am

One event on January 16, 2020 at 10:30am

One event on February 20, 2020 at 10:30am

One event on March 19, 2020 at 10:30am

One event on April 16, 2020 at 10:30am

One event on May 21, 2020 at 10:30am

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, 01930 United States
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The Cape Ann Museum's monthly book club is for year-round residents of Cape Ann. Beginning in October and running through May, the Museum will host book club meetings in its auditorium. A Museum docent and staff member will be present to facilitate each book group discussion to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The selection of books can be seen below along with…

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