Museum presents special programs with Emma Fordyce MacRae exhibition

Museum presents special programs with Emma Fordyce MacRae exhibition

The Cape Ann Museum will offer a variety of special programs, including a walking tour, lectures, and gallery talks, in conjunction with the current exhibition The Paintings of Emma Fordyce MacRae (1887 ‘ 1974).

A Narrated Walking Tour of MacRae’s Gloucester neighborhood will be presented by history teacher Courtney Richardson on Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The tour will include the history of the harbor’s western shore and Ravenswood Park, one of Gloucester’s undiscovered preserved spaces. The tour begins at Stage Fort Park, takes participants by the beaches, and then continues through Atlantic Highlands and along Old Salem Road into Ravenswood. Reservations are required; call the Museum at 978-283-0455. Please wear comfortable footwear and be prepared for moderate trails. This program is free of charge and open to the public.

Gallery Talks by Museum staff are held every Saturday at 11:00 a.m. throughout the exhibition period. These talks are free with the cost of admission to the Museum.

Lectures relating to the exhibition are scheduled as follows:

The Love of Lingering over a Composition: The Paintings of Emma Fordyce MacRae
Karen Quinn, Assistant Curator of Paintings
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Saturday, April 26, 3:00 p.m.

Drawn to the Light: Women Artists of Cape Ann 1900 ‘ 1950
Janet Comey, Curatorial Research Associate
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Thursday, July 10, 7:00 p.m.

Lectures take place in the Folly Cove Auditorium. Suggested donation $10.00.

The Paintings of Emma Fordyce MacRae (1887-1974) will remain on exhibit through July 20. A full-color catalogue with essay by Karen Quinn accompanies the exhibition.

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