Roger Martin, November Tide, 2003, oil and oil stick on canvas. Collection of the artist.
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!

April Vacation at CAM

April Vacation at CAM

Bring the kids! To the CAM Activity Center during April Vacation Week. Ages 3 to 12. Explore - Discover - Create. Free for children and members.

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.

Lane Collection: Ongoing Research

Lane Collection: Ongoing Research

The Museum holds the single largest collection of artwork by Gloucester native, Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865), one of America’s most significant 19th-century painters. In 2015, the Museum will launch Fitz Henry Lane Online, a research tool featuring new discoveries and scholarship surrounding Lane and his milieu.

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.