CAMTalks: Exhibition Series Inside the Artist Colonies of Cape Ann and Monhegan Island

Thursday, January 27

6:00 p.m.


With William Coleman and Leon Doucette, CAM Curatorial Assistant
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Virtual event presented on Zoom
This event is free and open to the public, registration is required.

At first glance, Cape Ann, Massachusetts and Monhegan Island, Maine seem to have little in common. One is a mainland peninsula with close ties to Boston and the other is among the most remote inhabited islands in the United States. However, what unites the two places is a rich history of artist visitors and long-term residents that has caused both to be called "art colonies." Indeed, a significant number of artists have worked in both places and were often inspired by the specific topography and society of each place to produce distinctly different modes of art. These interpretations are the focus of the current exhibition Cape Ann & Monhegan Island Vistas.

This virtual program unites the two institutions that partnered to make this exciting exhibition, the Monhegan Museum of Art & History and the Cape Ann Museum. The discussion will offer insight into the unique contexts for American art and gives friends and members of each museum the chance to learn more about the other.

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