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Cape Ann and Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies
December 1, 2021 - December 5, 2021
An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, repeating until February 13, 2022
The growth of two of New England’s oldest and most revered summer art colonies is the subject of a special exhibition, on display at the Cape Ann Museum from Oct. 30, 2021-Feb. 13, 2022.
The exhibition features works by 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. During the early 20th century, both communities saw a surge of artists, professionals and amateurs, visit their shores. Today, Monhegan and Cape Ann continue to be vibrant regional art colonies of national significance. Learn more at www.capeannmuseum.org.
“Cape Ann & Monhegan Island Vistas: Contrasted New England Art Colonies” was organized by CAM in collaboration with the Monhegan Museum in Monhegan, Maine, and curated by art historian James F. O’Gorman.