Cape Ann’s Sculptural Legacy

Cape Ann Museum presents lecture A Monumental Place: Cape Ann’s Sculptural Legacy

The Cape Ann Museum will present a lecture by Rebecca Reynolds, American Decorative Arts curator, author and consultant, in conjunction with the current exhibition Carved & Gilded: The Sculpture of James T. McClellan (1910 _ 2005). The lecture takes place in the Museum’s Folly Cove Auditorium on Saturday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Cape Ann’s sculptors were celebrated for their contributions to our nation’s sculptural heritage. This lecture will introduce these sculptors’some of whom achieved international acclaim’and the works they produced on Cape Ann that have become American icons.

Rebecca Reynolds is the former Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Fellow of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture in the Art of the Americas department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In addition to exhibitions of historic and contemporary art, she has collaborated on the conservation of significant works of art, including Anna Hyatt Huntington’s Joan of Arc statue in Gloucester. Reynolds is on the editorial board of the Sculpture Review, a publication of the National Sculpture Society. Her recent writings include articles in national journals, a catalogue on the neoclassical sculptor Hiram Powers, and a monograph on Cape Ann sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington.

Carved & Gilded: The Sculpture of James T. McClellan (1910 _ 2005) will remain on exhibit through October 19.

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