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Pop! Fitz! Clink! Members Only Holiday Reception Wednesday, December 19, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Ring in the holidays and raise a glass in honor of Fitz Henry Lane on the anniversary of his birth! Join us for sparkling wines & waters paired with sweet & savory treats. All galleries will be open late. Plus, enjoy an extra 10% off in the Museum Shop. Reservations required. CAM members sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10. Not a member? No problem! Join here and join in the celebration! ~~~ YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS To register or for more information, please call (978)283-0455 x16 or email Story Time in the Gallery Wednesdays through March, 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. Young visitors are invited to join CAM staff and special guests for story time in the gallery on Wednesday afternoons. Offered in conjunction with The Little House: Her Story. Free and open to the public. Please remember, the Museum closes at 5:00 p.m. December Vacation with Art Haven Use Your Brain, Imagine New Worlds! December 26, 27 & 28 Come to one or more full or half-day programs: Comics & Graphic Story Telling (Wednesday) | Building Imaginary Places (Thursday) | Sculpting Characters in Clay (Friday). Offered in collaboration with ArtHaven. Find details, pricing and registration at ~~~


January is Membership Month! Every year the Museum opens its doors free of charge to all Cape Ann residents-Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester and Essex-during the month of January. This is a great opportunity to invite neighbors, friends and family to visit and consider supporting the Museum through membership. Opening Celebration Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads Saturday, January 5, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Join us for a celebration of the award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators inspired by the 2017 Cape Ann Reads original picture book competition. Free for Museum members and Cape Ann residents or with Museum admission. Winter Shorts Docent Guided Tours Saturday, January 5, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. Learn more about the Cape Ann Museum through a Winter Shorts specialty tour, offered at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, 1/5, 1/19 and 1/26. Each tour focusses on three discreet areas of the collection-sign up for one or more-a great way for members and nonmembers alike to learn more about the Museum and its collections. Free for Museum members, Cape Ann Residents or with Museum admission. ~~~ 2018 DOTTY BROWN ANNUAL FUND The Dotty Brown Annual Fund was named in honor of our friend, longstanding board member and benefactor, Dotty Brown (1923-2014). For more than 25 years, Dotty made significant contributions to the Cape Ann Museum’s Annual Fund. She understood that membership revenue and endowment income do not cover the total costs associated with operating a nonprofit such as the Museum. We hope that Dotty’s example will inspire others to contribute. Your gift to this year’s Annual Fund will make an enormous difference to the Museum, its programs and the communities we serve. DONATE TO THE 2018 ANNUAL FUND >> ~~~


The Little House: Her Story Through March 31, 2019 This exhibition features the work of beloved children’s book author & illustrator and founder of the Folly Cove Designers Virginia Lee Burton (1909-1968). In addition to Burton’s drawings, book illustrations and prints, an artfully-created scale model of her “Little House,” which was fabricated in Japan for an exhibition held at the Gallery A4 in Tokyo last year, will also be on display in the gallery. Read more … Sky | Horizon | Light: Perspectives on Crane Beach Paintings by Dorothy Arnold Through March 3, 2019 This poignant exhibit of paintings by Dorothy “Doffie” Arnold (1924-2018) presents an ever changing vista of Crane Beach as observed across Ipswich Bay from Arnold’s studio in the Bay View neighborhood of Gloucester. Read more … ~~~ Consider a “Gift of Membership” this Season! Through the generous support of our members, the Museum keeps the story of Cape Ann alive by showcasing the historical and artistic treasures of the region, by mounting world class exhibitions and by offering programs and events that educate and inspire. Whether touring a gallery, attending a lecture, sharing a hands-on activity with your child or socializing at a CAM event, membership is the best way to enjoy the Cape Ann Museum. In addition to the benefits of free admission, Museum Shop discounts, guest passes, invitations to special Museum events and more, members enjoy knowing that their tax-deductible donation is helping to preserve Cape Ann’s art, history and culture at one of the finest small museums in the country. PURCHASE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP >>