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In recent decades, the collection of the Cape Ann Museum has grown in all areas. This growth has strengthened the Museum's standing within the community and throughout the region. Perhaps most importantly, it has broadened opportunities for visitors to experience firsthand the artistic and cultural diversity of one of this country's oldest and most historically important places, Cape Ann. On display is a selection of objects added to the Museum's fine arts holdings in recent years including paintings, prints, sculpture and ceramics. The works came into the collection as gifts from private owners, from artists themselves and, on occasion, through purchases. Together they offer a glimpse into the extraordinarily rich artistic traditions of the area as well as into the vibrant art colony which exists in the community today. The Cape Ann Museum is indebted to the individuals and the private foundations that have played a crucial role in the growth of the organization's collections. Their leadership and vision is to be commended.

When: May 17, 2016 12am to Dec 12, 2016 12am in Gloucester, MA

Design/Build: The Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects

This summer, the Cape Ann Museum will present a special exhibition exploring the work of Phillips & Holloran, one of Cape Ann's most successful architectural firms. Design/Build will delve into the 300-plus sets of drawings they produced while in business from 1894 through the 1960s. The plans, which were given to the Museum in 2011, include drawings, blueprints and elevations of private residences, civic buildings, summer hotels, artist studios and commercial structures. Working during a time that witnessed the professionalization of the field of architecture, the firm of Phillips & Holloran left an indelible mark on a substantial and important swath of Cape Ann's built environment. Included in the collection are such recognizable and notable structures as the T.S. Eliot House on Eastern Point, sections of the Cape Ann Savings Bank on Main Street in Gloucester, the iconic Bent house in Annisquam, Spiran Hall in Rockport, the Pulsifer building at the corner of Beach and Union Streets in Manchester and the saloon built for Howard Blackburn on the east end of Main Street in Gloucester (pictured here). The Museum will be partnering with Historic New England and other regional resources to provide a broad selection of programs and events designed to complement the exhibition.

When: Jun 4, 2016 12am to Oct 9, 2016 12am in Gloucester, MA

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When: Aug 29, 2016 12am to Jun 16, 2017 12am in Gloucester, MA

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About Gloucester, MA
Gloucester, MA is located 30 miles North of Boston and is accessible by car, train or boat. Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester is just one of the fabulous beaches or go for a whale watch and experience the thrill of a lifetime on a family Ocean adventure.

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Start your Cape Ann vacation in Gloucester which is one of four Cape Ann Communities that offers you recreation and relaxation as well as the excitement of the countless festivals and celebrations found only in New England.

Dine at the many fine waterfront restaurants and experience some of the world's freshest seafood. Enjoy plenty of antique shops at the world renowned Rocky Neck Art Colony or the miles of trails and six lighthouses along the great Seascapes and Landscapes that have been a favorite place for artists for generations.

The St. Peter's Fiesta is an annual celebration that has attracted visitors from all over the world for more than a century. The Festival is held in Gloucester on the closest weekend to June 29 which is the feast day of St. Peter and runs Wednesday thru Sunday with free concerts, sporting events and children games. The Gloucester community pays homage to St. Peter, the patron saint of fisherman with a host of events that includes music, food and entertainment for the whole family. The highlight of the festival includes the Greasy Pole contest, the carnival rides, Seine boat races and the Blessing of the Fleet.

Come and visit the places made famous by the movie "The Perfect Storm" and the series "Wicked Tuna" currently airing on the National Geographic Channel. Tour the city's enthralling museums that include the Cape Ann Historical Museum featuring an extensive collection of Fitz Hugh Lane paintings or stroll around the Hammond Castle.

Beautiful Oceanside accommodations and historic Inns will welcome you to the city and its many attractions because you will need more than one day to soak in the charm of this historic landmark.

Gloucester was established in 1623 and is America's oldest working seaport. You can visit the commercial pier and witness the daily catches or take a tour around the harbor on a private charter.