Virtual Lecture Series

In response to the continued limits on large indoor gatherings, the Museum brings its gallery talks online with the addition of the CAM Virtual Lecture Series. These regular online events—lectures, discussions, presentations, gallery tours, artists talks and more—offer visitors near and far the chance to engage deeply with the Museum’s extensive collection from the safety home. Cost is free for CAM members or $10 for the general public. Find a list of all upcoming events here.


Upcoming Lectures

Please check back regularly for updates to scheduled programs for the year.

Saturday, May 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Conversations with Contemporary Sculptors
With Chris Williams and Ken Hruby

Wednesday, June 2 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom
Pride in the Archives
With Historic New England

Friday, June 11 at 1:00 p.m.
Contemporary Plein Air
With Loren Doucette

Thursday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m.
Photographing the Great Marsh
With Dorothy Kerper Monnelly and Doug Stewart

Thursday, July 8 at 2:00 p.m.
From Boats to Birds, A Sculptors Journey
With Brad Story and Harold Burnham


Past Lectures

Links to recordings of past programs can be found here as they become available.

Building an Exhibition in a Pandemic
With CAM Librarian/Archivist Trenton Carls and CAM Curatorial Assistant Leon Doucette
Recorded 01-29-21


African Americans in Essex County
Presented by Dr. Kabria Baumgartner and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello
Recorded 02-26-21


How Copley Painted Women
Presented by Dr. Erica Hirshler and Jane Kamensky
Recorded 03-19-21


Proving Her Metal: The Life and Sculpture of Katharine Lane Weems
Presented by Rebecca Reynolds, Jonathan Fairbanks, and Robert Shure
Recorded 03-31-21


Bringing Cassie the Sea Serpent to Life
Recorded 04-17-21


From the Studio to the Gallery with Don Gorvett
Recorded 04-29-21



More Virtual Resources

CAM Connects
CAM Connects
was introduced in 2020 as a way for the Cape Ann community and beyond to engage with the Museum's culturally rich and diverse collections during the shutdown. The digital newsletter continues unabated into 2021 with ever new content from the Museum's vast resources.

The Video Vault
The Video Vault is an evergrowing repository of recordings made at or by the Museum over the decades. In addition, video lecture finding aids, transcripts, and scripts can all be accessed here. Lectures are arranged chronologically.

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