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August 2019

Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880

August 3 - December 1
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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Free – $12

An Exploration of the Earliest Marine Works of Winslow Homer This summer, the Cape Ann Museum will exhibit some 50 original works by renowned American artist Winslow Homer. The exhibition will be the first close examination of the formation of this great artist as a marine painter. The Cape Ann Museum will be the sole venue for this exhibition, which will include loans from some 40 public and private collections. In 1869, Winslow Homer (1836–1910) exhibited his first picture of…

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The Lifespan of a Fact presented by Gloucester Stage Company

August 30 @ 7:30 pm - September 22 @ 2:00 pm

A determined young fact checker is about to stir up trouble. His demanding editor has given him a big new assignment: a groundbreaking piece by an unorthodox author. Together, they take on the high-stakes worldof publishing in this new play about the comedy of conflict. The ultimateshowdown between truth and fiction, with undeniably delicious consequences. The Lifespan of a Fact reunites director Sam Weismanº, actor MickeySolis* and Academy Award nominee and Gloucester resident actress LindsayCrouse* after their celebrated collaboration in GSC’s…

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September 2019

Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

September 1 @ 6:00 am - November 30 @ 6:00 am

The Flying Horse Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is the largest exhibit of outdoor sculpture in New England, featuring works by artists from as nearby as Hamilton and as far away as Nigeria. The pieces are displayedthroughout the beautiful 100-acre campus of Pingree School in South Hamilton. Works represent a variety of genres and materials, sizes and subjects. The exhibit is free and open to the public seven days a week during daylight hours, a truly accessible and public art experience. What…

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PEMtember

September 1 @ 10:00 am - September 30 @ 12:00 am

At PEM, September is officially PEMtember, a series of free special programs — just for members! All programs are free, just anotherperk of membership. See all of our PEMtember offerings at: pem.org/pemtemberThis event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org

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George Washington: American Icon

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - November 15 @ 10:00 am

​​Before Superman or Wonder Woman there was George Washington. George Washington, political leader, military general, statesman,Founding Father, planter, denture wearer, cherry-tree chopper, first president of the United States is perhaps the first multi-hyphenate celebrity. Washington was also a prolific slaveholder who, at the time of his death in 1799, owned 317 men, women, and children. Drawn from the Addison’s collection of Washingtoniana, this exhibition, presented in the Museum Learning Center as a complement to Men of Steel, Women of Wonder​, explores the complex…

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The Art of Ambition in the Colonial Northeast

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - December 15 @ 1:00 pm

The works in this exhibition speak to the complexity and ambiguity of artistic identity in the British colonies of northeastern North America during the long 18th century and to the difficulty of defining the boundaries of American art. Separated from their English homeland by the vast Atlantic Ocean, colonists nevertheless participated in a dynamic economic and cultural network that connected them with the peoples of Europe,West Africa, and South America. As British North America grew increasingly prosperous, affluent new Americans emulated…

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A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-CenturyAmerica

September 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - July 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am

“It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves.There is none such.” – Henry David Thoreau, Journal IX, 1856 Henry David Thoreau's midcentury clarion call offers a concise distillation ofa prevailing, paradoxical, European American conception of the environment as other, a foil for the reason and civility of man, at times an adversary, at others an asset. From the Puritans' 17th century "errand intothe wilderness" to the present, the dichotomy between man and nature hasdefined the European American experience in…

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Call for Art: “All of Us”

September 5 @ 9:00 am - September 17 @ 9:00 am

CALL FOR ART: “All of Us” ArcWorks Invites Artists from thegreater metropolitan Boston area, northeast of Boston and southern New Hampshire to submit art works for exhibition. “All of US” Exhibit is based on the theme of celebrating diversity. Celebrating who you are, whatyou do as an artist, cultural diversity, and your relation to communityand society.  IMPORTANT DATES EXHIBITION DATES: September 19th - November8th, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday September 19th, 2019, 4-6 pm SUBThis event first appeared on EssexCountyCreates.org

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Mariano Fortuny At The Castle

September 6 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 4:00 pm
Hammond Castle Museum, Hammond Castle Museum, 80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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It’s not every day one discovers vintage couture tucked away in a closet. Recently, a visitor on a tour noticed some iconic fabric and raised the point that she believed them to be Mariano Fortuny gowns. She was right! Both garments, dating between 1920 and 1930, are velvet tabard gowns in Fortuny’s “Eleonora” Renaissance style and feature the famous pleating. The two gowns were simply folded on a shelf in Irene’s closet for decades! These never before seen vintage, couture…

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Fortuny At The Castle

September 6 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 10:00 am

It’s not every day one discovers vintage couture tucked awayin a closet.  Recently, a visitor on a tour noticed the iconic fabric and raised the point that she believed them to be Mariano Fortuny gowns. She was right! The two gowns, neatly folded on a shelf in Irene’s closet for decades, date between 1920 and 1930 and are velvet tabard gowns inFortuny’s “Eleonora” Renaissance style and feature Fortuny's famouspleating. Don't miss your chance to see what the avant garde were wearingnearly 100…

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Ongoing Events

"Spirit of Place" Sculpture Exhibition

May 18 - November 11 @ 08:00 AM - 08:00 AM

The Trustees and New England Sculptors Association are partnering to present a 6-month outdoor sculpture...

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UnWined: An Evening Picnic Series

July 18 - September 19 @ 05:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Take a break from your busy week and surround yourself with fragrant flowers and warm...

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Carry Out Cafe Hosts Sandra Turner’s Torn Paper Art for September and October

September 9 - October 31 @ 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

Local artist Sandra Turner’s colorful collages are on display during September and October at Carry...

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