Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant Street | Gloucester, MA 01930

(978) 283-0455

The Cape Ann Museum embodies and promotes the rich artistic, cultural, political and economic tradition of the region through its mission to collect, care for and share with the public the art, history and culture of Cape Ann. Through its exhibitions and educational programs the Museum weaves together the threads of these multiple narratives: the early history of Cape Ann, the maritime trade, the fisheries, the granite industry, and the nationally significant art from the region’s shared past, present and future. Incorporated in 1873, the Museum today is a vibrant regional center comprised of a complex of buildings, which include galleries, a library/archives, auditorium and education room, two historic houses (1710 and 1804), and two sculpture gardens.

In addition to rotating exhibitions, the Museum features nationally recognized collections. These include the world’s largest collection of paintings and drawings by renowned luminist and native son 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 Museum’s extensive library and archives support the collection and are available for use to researchers, students and the general public.


Cape Ann Artisans

Cape Ann is home to a thriving arts community, one of the oldest in the country. For thirty years Cape Ann Artisans has been inviting the public to visit their studios during their Open studio weekends.

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