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Make the most of your summer by marking your calendars for these enriching programs and events offered by the Cape Ann Museum this month.



Offered on Friday and Saturday mornings at 10:00 all summer long!

Guided walking tours are held rain or shine and last about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. Cost is $10 for CAM members and $20 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite or by calling 978-283-0455 x10. Participate in one or both of these tours:



Rock Bound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore

On view through October 29



With paintings drawn from private collections and the Museum’s own holdings, Rock Bound explores how many different artists of the early 20th century sought to capture the natural beauty of the area, the power of the ocean, and the hardscrabble way of life that was quickly disappearing in other areas. Artists featured in this exhibition include Jane Peterson, Martha Walter, Gifford Beal, Leon Kroll, Marsden Hartley, and Stuart Davis.




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Sea Serpent Sighting Bicentennial Cruise

Thursday, August 10 at 3:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Cape Ann Museum and Maritime Gloucester are pleased to offer a special bicentennial tour of Gloucester Harbor aboard the schooner Ardelle. The tour will be narrated by Wayne Soini, author of The Gloucester Sea Serpent of 1817 (History Press, 2010). Cost is $40 for CAM and Maritime Gloucester members and $50 for nonmembers. Space is limited; registration required. Registration and information at 978-281-0470 or


Artist Talk with Clara Lieu, Distinguished Artist/Teacher of the Goetemann Artist Residency at the Rocky Neck Art Colony

Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.

In her recent body of work, artist Clara Lieu considers the experiences of older women in times of political uncertainty and backlash and how that experience can be utilized by younger generations. This program marks the 8th year of collaboration with the Rocky Neck Art Colony for the Distinguished Artist/Teacher Goetemann Artist in Residence lecture and is free and open to the public.


An Insider’s Guide to Collecting with Jim Callahan

Thursday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Jim Callahan will talk about his 20 years as an appraiser on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow and will address market priorities and offer hints for collectors. Cost is $10 for Museum members and $15 for nonmembers. Space is limited; registration required. Please call 978-283-0455 x10 or register online at Eventbrite.