Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum's collections celebrate the story of Cape Ann--- its people, its industries, and especially its arts and culture.

27 Pleasant St, Gloucester, MA 01930

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The Cape Ann Museum tells multiple stories, all relating to a single remarkable place. From its earliest days as a fishing and shipping port to its mid-19th century role in the granite industry, to its singular charms of light and sea that have attracted countless artists from the 19th century to the present, Cape Ann boasts a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial, and artistic achievement. The Museum's fine art collection includes the largest grouping of works by native son and renowned marine artist, Fitz Henry Lane, as well as work by other prominent painters and sculptors who lived on, visited or were inspired by Cape Ann. The work of contemporary Cape Ann artists is also collected and exhibited. The permanent collection includes fine and decorative arts, and artifacts from the major industries of the area - the fisheries and granite quarrying. Today the Museum is a vibrant cultural center that includes galleries, an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes. In addition to its permanent collections, the Museum offers a rotating schedule of special exhibitions throughout the year as well as related programs and events.

Upcoming Event:

  • Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane

    The first ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865) as a printmaker. Georgia Barnhill,...

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    Sat, Oct 7, 2017 - Sun, Mar 4, 2018

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