Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond

March 4, 2017 — May 21, 2017

A public reception for Cape Ann & Beyond will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

For over forty years, Charles Movalli (1945–2016) was a pillar of Cape Ann’s year-round art community, a distinguished landscape and marine painter, a prolific writer and advocate for the arts, and a widely respected teacher.

His paintings have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and showered with awards; his writings on art and artists have been published widely, and his editorial skills earned him a 25-year stint as contributing editor of American Artist magazine. Often referring to himself as “the luckiest man in the world,” Movalli created a body of work which continues to inspire and delight viewers.

This exhibition is drawn from private collections throughout the region and is complemented by gallery talks and discussions exploring Movalli’s career and influence. A full list of program-related exhibits can be found here.

Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond exhibition catalog Exhibition catalog available in the Museum Shop and online here.




Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by
Judi Rotenberg and Edward Zuker
Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. & Lucienne M. Bosselman




Image credit: Charles Movalli (1945–2016), Marine Railways, 2014. Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Dale Movalli, 2016 [2016.59].

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