Opening Reception: A View From My Window and Our Place; Our Stories
Saturday, April 8
Community Programs, Exhibit Openings & Events, Youth and Family Programs
Downtown Campus, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
Free and open to the public
From October 2022 – March 2023, CAM Educators worked with over 625 students in Cape Ann’s three public school systems to make artwork inspired by the Museum’s collections. Join the Cape Ann Museum in celebrating the next generation of Cape Ann artists during the opening reception for A View From My Window and Our Place; Our Stories.
A View From My Window: The Cape Ann Eighth Grade Exhibition incorporates panes of plexiglass from each eighth grade student, creating a visual array of sites around Cape Ann as seen by the students who live there. In preparation for Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape, CAM Head of Education and Engagement, Miranda Aisling, visited every eighth-grade classroom on Cape Ann and worked with students to create original work returning Hopper’s gaze through their own windows.
Our Place; Our Stories: The Cape Ann Third Grade Exhibition shares block prints made by Cape Ann’s third grade students as an artistic expression of place inspired by the Folly Cove Designers. CAM Education Manager Cathy Kelley visited every public third-grade classroom on Cape Ann and worked with students to create block prints. In classrooms across Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester and Essex, students had thoughtful conversations about how “somewhere” becomes a “place” through the memories and experiences we associate with it.
Students, teachers, family and friends, local art enthusiasts, and Museum members are all invited to attend this all-ages opening to celebrate the next generation of artists on Cape Ann. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be provided.
This exhibition is generously funded by the 2022 CAM Luncheon Fund-A-Need, the Rockport Cultural Council, and the Manchester Cultural Council.