Virginia Lee Burton “The Little House: Herstory” opens November 3 at Cape Ann Museum! Pre opening concert by New England Philharmonic Chamber Players October 20

The Little House: Herstory comes home to Gloucester. I can’t wait to check out Cape Ann Museum’s new Virginia Lee Burton show!

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Model of Little House is back from the major Virginia Lee Burton survey in Japan (see photos from the installation)   

from the museum: “2017 marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of the children’s book The Little House, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton (1909–1968). In recognition of that milestone, for the past two years the Cape Ann Museum has been pleased to collaborate with Gallery A4 at the Takenaka Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, creating an exhibition exploring Burton’s extraordinary career and legacy. The Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester, the University of Minnesota, the Burton-Demetrios family and the Tokyo Children’s Library also contributed to the project. The exhibition that resulted from this partnership featured archival material and a model of the little house at the center of Burton’s story. After being on display at Gallery A4 the exhibition traveled to a handful of other venues around Japan including Spiral, a multi-purpose cultural center in Minami-Aoyama. The exhibition was greeted enthusiastically by large crowds at each site. Now, a year later, the model of Virginia Lee Burton’s Little House that was at the center of the exhibition is on its way to America where it will soon be on display at the Cape Ann Museum.”

Creative and exciting programs are planned for the Burton exhibition. There is an inspired pre-exhibition warm up heralding Folly Cove designers:

New England Philharmonic Chamber Players: The Power of Pattern

Saturday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.

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Peggy Norton (1905-2000), Deciduous, 1957. Ink on cotton. From the Folly Cove Designers Collection, Cape Ann Museum.

The New England Philharmonic Chamber Players present a concert celebrating the Cape Ann Museum’s Folly Cove Designers Collection. Arranged by Danielle Maddon, Leader, NEP Chamber Players. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition The Little House: Her Story. Reception to follow. Space is limited, reservations required. $25 for Museum members / $40 non members. Reserve online at Eventbrite. For more information please call (978) 283-0455 or email info@capeannmuseum.org.

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