A Day with Cecilia Beaux presented by Cape Ann Museum & Historic New England
Cape Ann Museum, in collaboration with Historic New England, will present A Day with Cecilia Beaux on Sunday, August 17, an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about this turn-of-the-century figure-painter who was a trailblazer among women artists of her day.
From 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 ap.m. join a walking tour of Cecilia Beaux’s Eastern Point neighborhood where Beaux resided at her home Green Alley and painted in her studio during the summer months. The program includes a tour of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, the home of Beaux’s friend and neighbor Henry Davis Sleeper, one of America’s first interior designers, who used Beauport as his ‘studio’ or professional showcase. Contact Beauport directly for reservations for the tours at 978-283-0800. Beauport is located at 75 Eastern Point Blvd.
At 4:00 p.m. the Cape Ann Museum will host a lecture by Dr. Sylvia Yount, Louise B. and J. Harwood Curator of American Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The lecture is entitled Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt, and Thomas Eakins: The Politics of Portraiture. Dr. Yount recently organized a traveling retrospective of Beaux’s work with an accompanying exhibition catalogue. Copies of the catalogue will be available for purchase at the Museum. A reception will follow the lecture. Contact the Museum directly to reserve a space at the lecture at 978-283-0455.
Admission to each program is $15.00; $10.00 Cape Ann Museum or Historic New England members.
The Cape Ann Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $8.00 adults, $6.00 Cape Ann residents, students and seniors. Children under 12 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.