Cape Ann Artisans at 30
March 2, 2013
Dennis Flavin - Uncommon Vision
April 6, 2013
The Museum's collections represent the history of Cape Ann, its people, its industries, and especially its art and culture—we invite you to explore!
The Museum maintains an extensive Library & Archives for use by the public—with books, primary source material, historic photographs, and more—all pertaining to Cape Ann.
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.
The Museum owns and maintains two historic properties: The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804). 2012 events at the White-Ellery House include one-day contemporary art installations and a tavern night. Guided tours of the Davis House are offered daily.
The Cape Ann Museum holds the world’s single largest collection of paintings and drawings by Gloucester native, Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865), one of America’s most significant 19th-century painters and one of the premier interpreters of the New England coast. In 2014, the Museum will launch Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and research tool, featuring new discoveries and scholarship surrounding Lane and his milieu.