Gallery-on-the-Moors Exhibit

Gallery-on-the-Moors, 1916-1922

The Cape Ann Historical Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a special exhibition, Gallery-on-the-Moors, 1916-1922, on Saturday, August 19. William and Emmeline Atwood founded the Gallery-on-the-Moors in East Gloucester in the summer of 1916. Located on a hill overlooking Gloucester harbor, Gallery-on-the-Moors was the first established venue for Cape Ann artists to exhibit their work. The Gallery hosted annual painting, sculpture and drawing exhibitions featuring prominent artists such as Theresa Bernstein, William Meyerowitz, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, Frank Duveneck and Childe Hassam, who exhibited work which had been inspired by their busy city lives and their summers spent on Cape Ann.

The Gallery also hosted wartime theatrical events, known as the Community Theater at the Playhouse-on-the-Moors, wartime fund raisers and was a temporary Red Cross center during World War I.

The new exhibit will showcase the work of other Gallery-on-the-Moors artists including: Martha Walter, Alice Beach Winter, Emma Fordyce MacRae, Paul Cornoyer, Felicie Waldo Howell, Louise Allen Atkins, and her husband, Albert Henry Atkins. The exhibit continues through January 31, 2007.

The Cape Ann Historical Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 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 $6.50 for adults, $6.00 for seniors, $4.50 for students, and free for Museum members and children under 6. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call (978) 283-0455 or visit