Gloucester Daily Times: 400+ Events Celebrate Fine Arts, Coast Guard
August 14, 2023
An exhibition of Addison Gilbert Hospital’s art collection is now on view at Cape Ann Museum Green, 13 Poplar St., Gloucester, off Grant Circle. The show, free to the public, runs through Oct. 8. The exhibit is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.
Working in collaboration with Addison Gilbert Hospital, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health, and in recognition of Gloucester’s 400+, the museum exhibits a selection of the hospital’s artwork from its collection of more than 300 works donated by patients and their families since its founding in 1889.
“Addison Gilbert Hospital’s prominent collection is a little-known secret around much of Cape Ann, familiar mostly to staff, patients and families who have admired the works while passing through offices and hallways there and have donated them in thanks to the hospital for its continued commitment to quality care,” said museum Director Oliver Barker.
Several of the works on view are by women artists, including East Gloucester painter Alice Beach Winter (1877-1968); Louise Upton Brumback (1867-1929), a founding president of the Gloucester Society of Artists in 1922; Bertha Peyton (1871-1947), an East Gloucester painter; as well as Vera Andrus (1895-1979), a printmaker, painter and book illustrator.
There are works by Annisquam watercolorist Harry Gage (1887-1982), who served as chair of the Cape Ann Arts Council, founded in 1955; Stanley Woodward (1890-1970); Emile Gruppe (1896-1978); and Charles Movalli (1945-2016).
Historic medical-related artifacts and photographs from Addison Gilbert Hospital are also featured in the exhibit as are archival materials exploring the history of the community hospital.