Sacred Cod at the Cape Ann Museum

Sacred Cod Documentary

Saturday, May 6

Showtimes are 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Sacred Cod

Created by filmmakers, Steve Liss, Andy Laub and David Abel and premiered on the Discovery Channel on April 13, 2017, SACRED COD is a feature-length documentary that captures the collapse of the historic cod population in New England, delving into the role of overfishing, the impact of climate change, the effect of government policies on fishermen and the fish, and the prospect of a region built on cod having no cod left to fish.

Co-creator Steve Liss will be in attendance to take questions from the audience following the screenings.

Read more about SACRED COD here or watch the trailer.

Showtimes are at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested for those viewing the documentary (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. For more information email info@capeannmuseum.org. Register online at Eventbrite or by calling (978) 283-0455 x10.

Make a reservation for the 10:00 a.m. show.

Make a reservation for the 12:00 p.m. show.

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Poetry at the Cape Ann Museum

Poetry Workshop at the Cape Ann Museum

Saturday, April 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

In this workshop, former North Andover poet laureate Gayle Heney will teach participants how to write poetry using the Museum’s collections as inspiration, concentrating on the new exhibition, Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond. As time allows, participants will be introduced to poetry prompts, stanzas, quatrains, ekphrastic poetry and experimental poetry. Depending on interest, discussion of the editing process and the option to read/perform may also be included.

 $10 CAM members/ $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. For more information email info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased online at Eventbrite or by calling (978) 283-0455 x10.

The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

Jeffrey Bolster and “The Mortal Sea” at the Cape Ann Museum

Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Join author and Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, Jeffrey Bolster, for a discussion of his book The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Cost is $5 for CAM members / $10 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Registration required; please call (978)283-0455 x10 or register online at Eventbrite. For more information email info@capeannmuseum.org.

Jeff Bolster

excerpt from publisher’s website:  Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world. Blending marine biology, ecological insight, and a remarkable cast of characters, from notable explorers to scientists to an army of unknown fishermen, Bolster tells a story that is both ecological and human: the prelude to an environmental disaster. Over generations, harvesters created a quiet catastrophe as the sea could no longer renew itself. Bolster writes in the hope that the intimate relationship humans have long had with the ocean, and the species that live within it, can be restored for future generations.

Jeffrey Bolster at the Cape Ann Museum

Jeffrey Bolster and “The Mortal Sea”

Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m.

Join author and Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire, Jeffrey Bolster, for a discussion of his book The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Cost is $5 for Cape Ann Museum members / $10 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Registration required; please call (978)283-0455 x10 or register online at Eventbrite. For more information email info@capeannmuseum.org.

Jeffrey Bolster, The Mortal Sea

About The Mortal Sea, from Harvard University Press:

Since the Viking ascendancy in the Middle Ages, the Atlantic has shaped the lives of people who depend upon it for survival. And just as surely, people have shaped the Atlantic. In his innovative account of this interdependency, W. Jeffrey Bolster, a historian and professional seafarer, takes us through a millennium-long environmental history of our impact on one of the largest ecosystems in the world.

The Mortal Sea is available in the Museum’s Online Shop.

Poetry Workshop at the Cape Ann Museum

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop

Saturday, April 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

April is national poetry month!

In this workshop, former North Andover poet laureate Gayle Heney will teach participants how to write poetry using the Museum’s collections as inspiration, concentrating on the new exhibition, Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond. As time allows, participants will be introduced to poetry prompts, stanzas, quatrains, ekphrastic poetry and experimental poetry. Depending on interest, discussion of the editing process and the option to read/perform may also be included.

$10 Museum members/ $20 non-members. Space is limited; reservations required. For more information email info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.
Charles Movalli gallery

Cape Ann Museum Photo Contest

At the Water’s Edge Online Photo Contest

In conjunction with the Cape Ann Museum’s spring exhibition, Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond, the Museum is hosting an online photography contest. Photographers of all experience levels are invited to submit images based on the theme of “at the water’s edge” that capture the magical place often seen in Movalli’s work where land and sea meet. Photos must be taken in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex or Manchester-by-the-Sea.

Submission deadline April 30 | Live Facebook voting May 5 through May 19 | Winners announced May 26

A photographer in the pulpit of a sword fishing vessel, Gloucester, MA (possibly Vincent's Cove). Fishermen's Institute lecture slides, c. 1921. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives.

A photographer in the pulpit of a sword fishing vessel, Gloucester, MA 
(possibly Vincent's Cove). Handcolored slide from the Fishermen's 
Institute, c. 1921. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives.

Winning Images

Winning entrants will be notified by May 26, 2017; top three selections will be awarded the following prizes:

1st Prize: One year Cape Ann Museum Membership (Contributor or Red Cottage Society Individual level)

2nd Prize: $50 Gift certificate to Museum Shop

3rd Prize: Copy of Kodachrome Memory by photographer Nathan Benn

A selection of photographs, including the top three winning entries, will be displayed on the Cape Ann Museum website.

How to Enter & Submit Photographs

  1. Fill out and sign an entry form for your photograph(s).
  2. Fill out model release form if applicable.
  3. Email the entry form (1 per photographer), model release form (if applicable) and photo(s) to katelachance@capeannmuseum.org.

 

Margarett Sargent talk at the Cape Ann Museum

Margarett Sargent: The Bold and the Beautiful

Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a lively presentation by Museum docent Margaret Bernier focusing on the life, loves and work of artist Margarett Sargent. Offered in conjunction with the Cape Ann Museum Book Group’s reading of The White Blackbird: A Life of the Painter Margarett Sargent, written by her granddaughter Honor Moore. To complement this program, a selection of works by women artists from the Museum’s collection will be featured in the galleries.

Margarett Sargent, Women and Mirror, 1933-1936, oil on canvas. Gift of Alvin and Estella Hochberg, 2002.

This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission, paid on arrival. Space is limited; reservations required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing info@capeannmuseum.org or online at Eventbrite.