John Sloan (1871-1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. [2008.14]
Fitz Henry Lane, Gloucester Harbor [detail], 1847. Oil on canvas.
Restoration of the Thacher Island First-Order Fresnel Lens, now on display at the Museum.

In the Galleries

In the Galleries

The Museum's spacious galleries display a selection of works from the permanent collection, as well special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Collections

The Collections

The collections represent the history of Cape Ann, its people, its industries, and especially its art and culture—we invite you to explore!

Fitz Henry Lane Online

Fitz Henry Lane Online

Coming soon! Fitz Henry Lane Online, a research tool featuring new discoveries and scholarship surrounding Lane and his milieu, is set to launch later this year.

Today at the Museum

Monday, July 6

The Museum is closed today.

Exhibitions On View

A Truly American Art Museum

A Truly American Art Museum

The Museum's collections, displayed in an intimate and inviting setting, celebrate the rich story of Cape Ann's evolving artistic and cultural history.The fine arts collection spans the full range of art made on and about Cape Ann, and uses the Museum's Library & Archives, historic buildings and artifacts to ground that art in a powerful sense of place.

Historic Properties

Historic Properties

The Museum owns and maintains two historic properties: The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804). The White-Ellery House is open on select days from May through October. Guided tours of the Davis House are offered daily.

Library & Archives

Library & Archives

The Library & Archives contains books, documents, photographs and more. A major resource for the study of the industrial, social, maritime and art history of Cape Ann, its collections have been available to serious researchers and curious browsers alike since 1871.

In the News

In the News

Humanities Magazine - Steve Moyer on Folly Cove Designers legacy
Boston Globe - Mark Feeney reviews Portraits of a Working Waterfront
WBUR - Andrea Shea reports on Working Waterfront exhibition.
Chronicle - WCVB News Channel 5 profiles the renovation