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Quick Steps & Ballads

Saturday, January 6

3:00 p.m. Exhibition Related Programs Music and Performance

This special performance was conceptualized and coordinated by local musicians Kristina Martin, Kathleen Adams and Beverly Soll with music transcription and program design by Andrew Soll. Featured performers include the Waring School Singers, ‘Leven, Vintage Victorian of Nahant, and other individuals from around the north shore area. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the dances and hear the songs that were popular in the 19th century!

Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane, which explores artist Fitz Henry Lane’s life and career in detail and against the backdrop of 19th century printmaking culture in America. As early as 1833 Lane was illustrating sheet music for these popular songs of the time.

Free for CAM members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Reservations are required. Reserve online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10.



(above, left to right) Song of the Fisher’s Wife, lithograph on paper, drawn by F. H. Lane, lithograph by Sharp & Michelin Lithography, published by Oakes & Swan, Boston, 1840, American Antiquarian Society; The Maniac, lithograph on paper, drawn by F. H. Lane, lithograph by Thayer’s Lithographic Press, published by Parker & Ditson, Boston, 1840, American Antiquarian Society; Sicilian Vespers, lithograph on paper, drawn by F. H. Lane, lithograph by Pendleton’s Lithography, Boston, published by C. Bradlee, Boston, c.1832, Boston Athenaeum, gift of Charles E. Mason, Jr., 1978.

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