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CAMTalks: Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Artists With Judith A. Curtis
November 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
Dive into the stories behind two of New England’s oldest and most revered summer art colonies with Judith A. Curtis, author of several works on Cape Ann artists. Presented alongside “Cape Ann & Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies,” this lecture will give an overview of the artists who visited and were inspired by both Cape Ann and Monhegan. Among them are Theresa Bernstein, Walter Farndon, Eric Hudson, Margaret Patterson and Charles Movalli.
Monhegan and Cape Ann trace the roots of their respective art colonies back to the mid-19th century and specifically to the years immediately following the Civil War. Summer enclaves which sprung up during that time gave artists the chance to socialize with one another and to work together, sharing ideas, trying out new techniques and critiquing each other’s work.
Free for members, $10 for non-members.
Also live-streamed on Facebook and Vimeo.
The exhibition was curated by art historian James F. O’Gorman and is a collaborative effort between the Cape Ann Museum and the Monhegan Museum of Art & History. It will be on view in Gloucester during October 30, 2021-February 13, 2022.