“The Material World” with CAM docent Gail Anderson

A British redcoat, an elegant silk dress, lavish upholstery and carpeting. Have you ever looked carefully at the use and depiction of fabric in the museum's collections……and what that material might indicate about the owner or wearer? This Winter Short will explore artworks and artifacts to discover hidden meanings folded into fabric.

“Geology as Destiny” with CAM docent Ed Becker

The landscape of Cape Ann has been shaped by ancient geologic forces - from the collision of tectonic plates to the scraping of glacial ice. Using examples from the Museum's collection, we'll explore how this geologic history led to Cape Ann's important quarry industry, and to landforms that have inspired artists for over two centuries. 

“Cape Ann Really Rocks” with CAM docent Hazel Von Rosenvinge

Fishing wasn’t the only booming industry on Cape Ann. Granite quarries speckle the landscape. Rocks were shipped all over the world. Learn more about the people who worked in the quarries and the impact the industry had on this place.

“Let’s Have a Show of Hands” with CAM docent John Huss

Visit an array of exhibits and see how artists portrayal of HANDS helps deliver their message. HANDS are on display on canvas, in stone and on film. It’s a fast and fun tour!

This is part of the Cape Ann Museum's month-long "Winter Shorts" series of specialty tours on Saturdays starting January 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  Each themed tour has been crafted by one of the Museum’s volunteer docents. Three or four tours are offered each Saturday —sign up for one or more—a great way for members and nonmembers alike to learn about the Museum and Cape Ann art & history. Each tour lasts approximately 20 minutes with time to transition in between. 

Space is limited. Reservations required.


  • Occurred Saturday, January 18th, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


Cape Ann Museum

26 Pleasant Street
Gloucester, MA 01930


Cape Ann Museum