Chapters on a Quarry Wall: The Natural Stone Photography

Chapters on a Quarry Wall: The Natural Stone Photography
of Leslie D. Bartlett
Opening Reception on Saturday, October 13, 2007

Cape Ann Historical Museum is pleased to present a new exhibition of photography by Leslie D. Bartlett. Chapters on a Quarry Wall is the culmination of eight years of climbing out on quarry ledges at sunrise and sunset to capture the unique light and geography of the region’s granite quarries. The exhibit features approximately 40 vertical images displayed as unmounted scrolls. The Museum’s Education Room will feature an additional display, with hands-on activities for children relating to the exhibition.

Bartlett has lived on Cape Ann for 38 years and has spent the last decade exploring its unique blend of artistic and historic opportunities for photographic interpretation. Bartlett has previewed works from Chapters on a Quarry Wall at Park Avenue Armory, NY, NY; New England School of Art and Design, Suffolk University; and WGBH, Boston, among other venues. Bartlett lectures each year at Halibut Point State Park and his work has been featured by the Trustees of Reservations, The Nature Conservancy, and Essex National Heritage Area.

An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The exhibition continues through January 31, 2008. In conjunction with the exhibition, Bartlett will present an artist talk at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10 with accompanying gallery walk. Both the reception and talk are free and open to the public.

The Cape Ann Historical 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 $6.50 adults, $6.00 seniors, $4.50 students, children under 6 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