Sneak peek of major art show ‘Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane’ at Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum is readying a major print retrospective of Fitz Henry Lane which opens October 7th. The staff is fine tuning the installation, adjusting lighting levels, and so on. I couldn’t resist sharing a few close ups and details to build some excitement. Lane was born in 1804 in Gloucester. He was one of the rare artists that gained worldwide recognition in his own lifetime. Today he is regarded as one of the great marine and luminous painters of the 19th century. His printmaking is stellar and continued throughout his career. Mark your calendars! Cape Ann Museum developed super special events related to the exhibition including walking tours and a full day print symposium (read more below). Sponsors of the Lane exhibition include: John Rando, Jerry and Margaretta Hausman, Linzee and Beth Coolidge, Jay Last, J.J. and Jackie Bell, Bill and Anne Kneisel, Arthur Ryan, International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA), American Historical Print Collectors Society, Inc., and Beauport Hospitality Group. Drawn From Nature & On Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane opens October 7th at Cape Ann Museum, Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA.

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Read more details about the symposium and the walking tour

FROM CAPE ANN MUSEUM PRINTED MATTER:

Laid Down on Paper: Printmaking in America, 1800 to 1865, Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The symposium features, “six scholars working in fields related to printmaking…Tickets and details can be found online at EventbriteFIND OUT MORE.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an autumn walking tour focusing on artist Fitz Henry Lane’s 19th century Gloucester neighborhood on Sunday, October 8 at 1:30 p.m. This program is $10 for Museum members; $20 nonmembers. Space is limited, reservations required. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or visit capeannmuseum.org. Delve into the 19th century on this tour through the neighborhoods and waterfront areas that inspired the artwork of native son Fitz Henry Lane. Learn how Lane rose from modest beginnings in the pre-Civil War era to worldwide recognition as a marine painter and why, even today, numerous artists journey to Cape Ann to capture its unusual light.

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