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Dogtown Lecture: Marsden Hartley on Cape Ann

August 18, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

A yellow cottage home.

Elyssa East, author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, will discuss Hartley’s sixteen-year relationship with Cape Ann and how it changed his life and work. $10 Museum members; $15 nonmembers. Reservations are required; to make a reservation please call (978)283-0455 x16 or email [email protected]. Dogtown Lecture series generously sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank.

Marsden Hartley, Summer Outward Bound, Gloucester, 1931. Oil on board.  Gift of the estate of Robert L. French, 2009. [Acc. #2009.51.9]

In 1931, the American Early Modernist painter Marsden Hartley spent a life-altering summer in Dogtown. But Hartley had a long-standing relationship with Cape Ann that began years earlier. Elyssa East, author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, will discuss Hartley’s sixteen-year relationship with Cape Ann and how it changed his life and work. “Marsden Hartley on Cape Ann” is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Marsden Hartley: Soliloquy in Dogtown, which is on display at the Cape Ann Museum through October 14. The lecture is generously sponsored by the Cape Ann Savings Bank. This program is $10 for Museum members or $20 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission). For more information or to make a reservation please call (978)283-0455 x16 or email [email protected].
 
Elyssa East is the author of Dogtown: Death and Enchantment in a New England Ghost Town, which won the 2010 P.E.N. New England/L. L. Winship award in Nonfiction. A Boston Globe bestseller, Dogtown was named a “Must-Read Book” by the Massachusetts Book Awards and an Editors’ Choice Selection of the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Elyssa has received fellowships and awards from the Ragdale, Jerome, and Ludwig Vogelstein Foundations; Columbia University; the University of Connecticut; the Phillips Library; and the Corporation of Yaddo. Her short fiction has been anthologized in Cape Cod Noir and her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications nationwide.

 

Image credit: Marsden Hartley, Summer Outward Bound, Gloucester, 1931. Oil on board.  Gift of the estate of Robert L. French, 2009. [Acc. #2009.51.9]

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August 18, 2012
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3:00 pm