The Museum will reopen to the public on October 1. Reservations for timed ticket entry is required, details here.


Winter Shorts

Saturday, January 18

11:00 a.m.

Gallery Talk or Tour

Learn more about the Cape Ann Museum through a Winter Shorts specialty tour—offered each Saturday in January at 11:00 a.m.

Each Winter Shorts tour focuses on three or four discreet areas of the collection — sign up for one or more — a great way for members and nonmembers alike to learn about the Museum and its collections. Tours last approximately 20 minutes with time to transition in between. Come for one or all! On these Saturdays, Winter Shorts will replace the 11:00 a.m. highlights tours. Free for Museum members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, reservations required.

Signup online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10.




January 18

The Material World with CAM docent Gail Anderson
A British redcoat, an elegant silk dress, lavish upholstery and carpeting. Have you ever looked carefully at the use and depiction of fabric in the museum's collections ... and what that material indicates about the owner or wearer? This Winter Short will explore artworks and artifacts to discover hidden meanings folded into fabric.

Geology as Destiny with CAM docent Ed Becker
The landscape of Cape Ann has been shaped by ancient geologic forces—from the collision of tectonic plates to the scraping of glacial ice. Using examples from the Museum's collection, we'll explore how this geologic history led to Cape Ann's important quarry industry, and to landforms that have inspired artists for over two centuries. 

Cape Ann Really Rocks with CAM docent Hazel Von Rosenvinge
Fishing wasn’t the only booming industry on Cape Ann. Granite quarries speckle the landscape. Rocks were shipped all over the world. Learn more about the people who worked in the quarries and the impact the industry had on this place.

Let’s Have a Show of Hands with CAM docent John Huss
Visit an array of exhibits and see how artists portrayal of HANDS helps deliver their message. HANDS are on display on canvas, in stone and on film. It’s a fast and fun tour!

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