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Community Portraits Project

Add your portrait to the Cape Ann Museum’s Community Portrait Project! Started in January 2020, the project seeks to create a collective portrait of the Cape Ann community, before and after the outbreak of COVID-19. You can reserve timed tickets to see a selection of twenty portraits currently on display at the main campus and get some inspiration.

Stop by the Museum anytime during our open hours and pick up a free packet of materials to make your own self portrait. For some pointers, follow along online with one of our portrait videos. Choose the short version for a quick walk through or the full version for more detailed instruction about where to place facial features. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate!

When you’ve finished your portrait, make sure to put your name on it and bring it back to the Museum. All of our collected portraits will be installed in Quilted Together, an exhibition in the Janet & William Ellery James Center at CAM Green from September 24 – November 5, 2021.

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