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.

Friday, March 19, 4:00 p.m.
How Copley Painted Women
With Dr. Erica Hirshler and Jane Kamensky

Wednesday, March 31, 5:30 p.m.
Proving Her Metal: The Life and Sculpture of Katharine Lane Weems
With Rebecca Reynolds, Jonathan Fairbanks, and Robert Shure

Saturday, April 17, 1:00 p.m.
Bringing Cassie the Sea Serpent to Life
With Mike Grimaldi and Miranda Aisling

Thursday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.
From the Studio to the Gallery
With Don Gorvett

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

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


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


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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