Winter Shorts - Docent Led Gallery Tours
Saturday, January 9
Join the docents of the Cape Ann Museum on a variety of short themed tours. Free for CAM Members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission.
Six twenty minute tours will be offered, beginning on the hour and on the half hour. Tours are "first come, first served," there are no reservations and space is limited.
Each tour will touch on a particular area within the Museum's collections. Participants are encouraged to spend the entire morning at the Museum, enjoying two, three perhaps all six of the tours.
10:00 a.m. Sea Horses (a.k.a. Horses by the Sea)
Take a closer look at images of horses in the Cape Ann Museum and find out some of the history behind them.
10:30 a.m. Harvesting the Sea
Learn about Gloucestermen in the heyday of fishing under sail.
11:00 a.m. Angels, Oars and Churches: Religious Life and Imagery in Cape Ann
Look at several works in the Museum that express a spiritual sensibility and others which demonstrate the importance of religion as a unifying factor for specific local communities.
11:30 a.m. Sailing Heroes – Risk Takers & Record Breakers
Hear the stories of Centennial Johnson, Maurice Whalen, Howard Blackburn and Phil Weld who all broke records and won races despite what the sea threw at them.
12:00 p.m. “O Woman! Lovely Woman! Angels are painted fair to be like you!”
Engage with portraits and self-portraits of women from the Museum’s permanent collection.
12:30 p.m. Fifteen Shades of Blue
Experience the impact of this favorite color during a whirlwind tour of the galleries.