"Downtown" [detail]. Quilt, mixed media. Linen backing made possible through grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Gift of the Art Program at Gloucester's Rose Baker Senior Center, 2015. [Acc. #2015.033.13]
Phillips & Holloran Architectural Plans for Blackburn Building, Main Street elevation [Acc. #2011.1].
Fitz Henry Lane, Gloucester Harbor [detail], 1847. Oil on canvas.

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

Fitz Henry Lane Online is currently being tested online and is set to launch officially on February 15, 2016.

Valentines from the Archives

Valentines from the Archives

A small selection of valentines will be on display on the ground floor of the Museum in honor of Valentine's Day through February 21. View more online here. The cards in the Museum's collection range from the mid-19th to the early 20th century and were primarly acquired by donation from unknown sources.

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.