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RE-OPENING THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM with Director RONDA FALOON
Part 2 of 3: illuminating the world’s largest collection of America’s master luminist Fitz Henry Lane
In part 2 of touring the Cape Ann Museum, Director Ronda Faloon shares some of the NEW as we follow along with her. GET READY TO SEE THINGS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
The Cape Ann Museum’s focus on art and artists is everywhere.
The dramatically redesigned welcome area and exhibition galleries enhance access and connections. There are new windows bringing the outside in. New amenities (welcome desk! coat room! lockers! bathroom!) on the ground floor orient and encourage us to get ready to take a breath, stop and look.
Hundreds of legacy pottery shards with transferred text from the museum’s archives are tucked along four new walls in Diane KW’s new installation, At World’s End- The Story of a Shipwreck.
When the Cape Ann Museum re-opens in August, the world’s largest repository of Gloucester’s very own Fitz Henry Lane collection will be 10x brighter thanks to new installation and lighting design. There’s more to Lane still to be revealed. Thanks to higher resolution images and powerful new media, the museum is producing a state of the art catalogue raissone and research tool, The Complete Works of Fitz Henry Lane, that will glow with close ups, archives, artifacts and stories. Nothing though can take the place of standing close and viewing these beauties in person. As Joey insists, “You have to come see these!”
It’s a GMG mission to make sure everyone understands how amazing this museum is and how fortunate it’s here in Gloucester.
SAVE THE DATES
August 19- Museum reopens to the public
Cape Ann Museum website: www.capeannmuseum.org