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January 2020

Judith Sargent Murray: A Complicated Woman

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free – $15

Lecture by Sheila Skemp, Clare Leslie Marquette Professor of History at the University of Mississippi and Judith Sargent Murray biographer Judith Sargent Murray always characterized herself as a supremely rational person. In reality, like virtually all of us, her life and her views were filled with anomalies and contradictions. Some of those contradictions were small and unimportant, but others—especially her attitudes toward class and gender differences—were profoundly troubling and never truly resolved. Sheila Skemp, author of First Lady of Letters:…

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Judith Sargent Murray: A Complicated Woman

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free – $15

Lecture by Sheila Skemp, Clare Leslie Marquette Professor of History at the University of Mississippi and Judith Sargent Murray biographer Judith Sargent Murray always characterized herself as a supremely rational person. In reality, like virtually all of us, her life and her views were filled with anomalies and contradictions. Some of those contradictions were small and unimportant, but others—especially her attitudes toward class and gender differences—were profoundly troubling and never truly resolved. Sheila Skemp, author of First Lady of Letters:…

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February 2020

Tutta la Famiglia: Portrait of a Sicilian Caffe in America

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map

Join us for a community celebration in honor of the newly released Tutta la Famiglia! Photographer Paul Cary Goldberg talks about his long-term photo project at Caffe Sicilia and the process of getting his book published. He and Caffe Sicilia's Maria Cracchiolo share insights about food, community and continuity. The conversation will be moderated by local historian and writer, David Rich. Following the presentation all are invited to eat, drink and be merry! Provisions provided by Caffe Sicilia and Helen's Bottle Shop.…

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A Conversation with Copley

February 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free – $15

Presented by Daud Alzayer John Singleton Copley, the preeminent portrait painter of 18th century America, is famed for the hints of personality his meticulous portraits capture. What do we learn about the brilliant young Judith Sargent from Copley's likeness of her and what conversations may have taken place over the artist's easel? In this first-person presentation, the audience will have a chance to meet the artist and hear a speculative description of the encounter. This interactive presentation will include time…

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Lecture by T. M. Nicholas & Stapleton Kearns

February 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map

Stapleton Kearns and T. M. Nicholas have spent most of their lifetimes studying the artists of the Cape Ann School of painting. In this lecture they will show works by Aldro Hibbard, Lester Stevens, Emile Gruppe, Anthony Thieme, Jane Peterson and more, dissecting their compositions and digging down into how they created their paintings, noting commonalities that constitute the "Cape Ann style." Free for Cape Ann Museum members or with Museum admission. Space is limited, reservations required. Reserve online at Eventbrite or…

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March 2020

Redefining Women: The Impact of the Revolution on Gender Ideology

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free – $15

Presented by Carol Berkin and Elizabeth Matelski Colonial Society based its assumptions about women’s intellectual capacities, their nature, and their appropriate roles in society on three pillars: God, Nature, and Law and Custom. The American Revolution played a major role in challenging the gender ideology that resulted. The “woman question,” debated by intellectuals like Judith Sargent Murray, Benjamin Rush, and Susannah Rowson, led to a new paradigm for defining womanhood. In her lecture, Carol Berkin examines the impact of the…

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Redefining Women: The Impact of the Revolution on Gender Ideology

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free

Presented by Carol Berkin and Elizabeth Matelski Colonial Society based its assumptions about women’s intellectual capacities, their nature, and their appropriate roles in society on three pillars: God, Nature, and Law and Custom. The American Revolution played a major role in challenging the gender ideology that resulted. The “woman question,” debated by intellectuals like Judith Sargent Murray, Benjamin Rush, and Susannah Rowson, led to a new paradigm for defining womanhood. In her lecture, Carol Berkin examines the impact of the…

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Tom & T.M. Nicholas Gallery Talk with Judith Curtis

March 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
$10 – $20

An intimate gallery talk led by Judith Curtis. Cost is $10 for CAM members, $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited, reservations required. Tickets and reservations can be made on Eventbrite or by calling (978)283-0455 x10.   SIGN UP ON EVENTBRITE   Judith Curtis is a freelance writer specializing in art-related themes and is a past curator of the Rockport Art Association and Museum’s Permanent Collection. She lives on Cape Ann and is a regular contributor to the American Art Review. She…

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