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Cape Ann Museum

October 2019

CAM Book Club

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free

The Cape Ann Museum's monthly book club is for year-round residents of Cape Ann. Beginning in October and running through May, the Museum will host book club meetings in its auditorium. A Museum docent and staff member will be present to facilitate each book group discussion to allow for a flow of ideas, provide connections to the collections and history of Cape Ann, and to suggest talking points if needed. The selection of books can be seen below along with…

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Watercolor Workshop with Marion Hall

October 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
$30 – $45

Learn watercolor tips and techniques to capture some of the magic of Winslow Homer's beach pictures. Bring your own materials. $30 CAM members; $45 nonmembers. Space is limited; reservations required. Sign up online at Eventbrite.   Winslow Homer (1836–1910). Ten Pound Island, 1880. Watercolor on paper, 3 3/4″ x 5 5/8″. Cape Ann Museum. Gift of the children of Harold and Betty Bell, 2010 (2010.28).

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Pride of Place: Hans Hofmann in New England

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free – $20

Presented by Lydia Gordon, Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Research, Peabody Essex Museum Free for CAM/PEM members; $20 nonmembers. Reservations are required. Sign up online at Eventbrite or call (978) 283-0455 x10. In 1933, Hans Hofmann (1880–1966) found himself on the rocky coast line of Massachusetts's North Shore and picked up his brushes again. On the invitation from a former student, Hofmann taught art in Gloucester for two summers—where the connection to place, specifically the coastal environments of New England, made a deep…

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The Power of Pattern

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
$30 – $45

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24 7:00 p.m. Music and Performance The New England Philharmonic Chamber Players present a concert celebrating the Cape Ann Museum’s Folly Cove Designers Collection. In this concert, specific designs will be juxtaposed with music by composers from Mozart to Beethoven, Schubert to Mendelssohn, and Ravel to Bartok, all great composers of the 18th to the 20th centuries who, over that long period, used the same organizing schemes as the Folly Cove designs being viewed. Arranged by Danielle Maddon,…

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Annual Charles Olson Lecture: “Difficulties Are Once More”

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
Free

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 1:00 p.m. Community Programs, Lectures, Readings, Films Charles Olson, John Dewey, and the Rhythm of Experience In 2019’s annual Charles Olson lecture, Stephen Fredman considers three features of Olson’s writing--rhythm, history, and performance—as they occur in works composed during his time at Black Mountain College. This lecture is offered in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and is free and open to the public. Reservations required.

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November 2019

Homer at the Beach Gallery Talk with Bill Cross

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9 9:30 a.m. Exhibition Related Programs, Gallery Talk or Tour Join guest curator William R. Cross for an intimate and in-depth look at the special exhibition Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869 – 1880. $10 CAM members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited. Reservations required.

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Film Screening: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
$8 – $12

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 1:30 p.m. This Veterans Day weekend Cape Ann Community Cinema presents the groundbreaking documentary They Shall Not Grow Old. Using state-of-the-art technology and materials from the BBC and Imperial War Museum, filmmaker Peter Jackson allows the story of World War I to be told by the men who were there. Life on the front is explored through the voices of the soldiers, who discuss their feelings about the conflict, the food they ate, the friends they made and…

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Winslow Homer Lecture Series: Homer and the North Sea

November 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
$10 – $20

Winslow Homer (1836–1910), Tynemouth Beach, 1883. Watercolor on paper. The James Collection – Promised Gift to the Cape Ann Museum.   Presented by Elizabeth Athens, University of Connecticut This talk examines the influence of the time Homer spent in Cullercoats, England, and how it influenced his portrayal of the sea. While his earlier works cast the coast more benignly as a place for leisure or industry, his later canvases present the sea as a site of struggle between humanity and…

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Celebrate Wearable Art PKNight

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester, MA 01930 + Google Map
$10 – $20

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 5:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Lectures, Readings, Films Join the seARTS Wearable Art Group in a colorful storytelling night in the “PK” format! PechaKucha (chit-chat) is a format, where a presenter shows 20 VISUAL slides for 20 seconds of commentary. Six presenters who are involved in different aspects of Wearable Art have been invited to share their unique stories in 6 minutes (or less each). Among our presenters will be highly talented makers and creatives who have…

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