The Museum will be closed on Sunday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Gifford Beal (1879–1956), "Northeaster #2, Bass Rocks" [detail], 1930. Oil on board. Private collection.
Fitz Henry Lane, "View of Norwich, from the West Side of the River" [detail], 1849. Colored lithograph on paper. Gift of Edward L. Stone, 1972. A Wendy Shadwell Bequest in the year 2017 from the American Historical Print Collectors Society provided funding for the conservation of this print [Acc. #2067].

Online Photo Contest

Online Photo Contest

Congratulations to online photo contest winners James Eason, Brock Currier, Arlene Taliadoros and Julie Archibald! View the winning photos here.

Davis House Wallpaper

Davis House Wallpaper

The Captain Elias Davis House (1804) now has new, historically appropriate wallpaper in four of its first floor rooms ... read more.

Fitz Henry Lane Online

Fitz Henry Lane Online

Discover Fitz Henry Lane Online—a freely-accessible interactive and interdisciplinary online resource created by the Cape Ann Museum.

Today at the Museum

Monday, May 29

The Museum is closed today.

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.

In the Galleries

In the Galleries

The Cape Ann Museum features seven main galleries and five ancillary ones, each exploring a particular aspect of the region's history and culture through permanent and special exhibitions year round ... read more.

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.