During the month of November, the Cape Ann Museum is offering more walking tours throughout the city to educate participants about the region’s significant influence on many important artists from Edward Hopper and Fitz Henry Lane to Winslow Homer.
In the time of the global pandemic, the 1 ½-hour outdoor walking tours on Saturdays and Sundays are a safe and easy way to learn more about the influence of Cape Ann’s storied light, natural beauty, and maritime history that has inspired many of America’s most renowned artists. Tour guides point out the notable sites that these artists rendered in some of the world’s most famous paintings and beloved works of art.
It’s an eye-opening experience that shows how the artists viewed beaches, homes, churches, and other places around Cape Ann in their art. The city’s varied architecture and building styles throughout history is also the focus of a tour.
Here are the tours with descriptions and the required online registration information hyperlinked:
- A Narrated Walk from the CAM Green to Oak Hill Cemetery, Friday, Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Sold Out)
- A Guided Tour through the Lane Gallery to the Lane House, Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m.
- “Bones of Homes” Walking Tour, Sunday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m.
- A Guided Tour through the Lane Gallery to the Lane House, Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m.
- “Homer in the City” Walking Tour, Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.
- A Guided Tour through the Lane Gallery to the Lane House, Saturday, Nov. 21 at 10 a.m.
- “Hopper’s Houses” Walking Tour, Sunday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m.
Tours are held rain or shine. All participants must wear face masks, and dogs are not allowed on the walks. Cost is $10 for CAM members and $20 for non-members, and it includes museum admission. Advance online registration is required. Space is limited.
For more information about the museum, its programs, exhibits, and collections, visit www.capeannmuseum.org.