Tour of Fitz Henry Lane Collection

Cape Ann Museum presents tour of Fitz Henry Lane Collection

Join Cape Ann Museum curator, Martha Oaks, for a tour of the Museum’s renowned Fitz Henry Lane Collection at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31. This program is free and open to the public.

Fitz Henry Lane, the mid-19th century maritime luminist, was born in Gloucester in 1804. The Museum holds the largest collection of Lane’s work in the world. The collection includes 40 oil paintings, a rare watercolor (his first known work), and more than 100 drawings by the artist. Lane’s oil paintings will be the feature of the tour along with a selection of drawings not normally on view.

Curator’s Choice Tours are scheduled for the last Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m. No reservations are necessary.

Funding for this program was made possible through a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences, in order to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and to contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.

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 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. Admission for Cape Ann residents is free during the month of January. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at