1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing
Jul
13
to Oct 6

1919 Recreated: A Gallery Showing

To celebrate its centennial year, the Sargent House Museum will host a public gallery exhibit of works by artists who participated in the original 1919 show celebrating the incorporation of the museum.

As in 1919, the 2019 art exhibit will also include works by Theresa Bernstein, Hobart Nichols and Harry Vincent. In all, there will be more than 20 works on display, many on loan from the Rockport Art Association & Museum, the Major Contributor of the exhibit. Running concurrently with this show, the Cape Ann Museum will feature a group of these 1919 artists now in their permanent collection, including Charles Hopkinson and John Prendergast.

Admission to the gallery exhibit is free for members, $5 for non-members. Any donations welcome.

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THE DOGTOWN WRITERS FESTIVAL: FINDING WORDS IN PLACE
Sep
28
1:30 PM13:30

THE DOGTOWN WRITERS FESTIVAL: FINDING WORDS IN PLACE

The Dogtown Writers Festival is an event that the Gloucester Writers Center has designed to provide multiple creative opportunities for writing in unique venues, ensuring that all voices are heard.

Our workshops, keynote speakers, and panel discussions will explore, through dialogue and writing, the themes of:Words in PlaceWords Over Time, and Words in People—Voices of Cape Ann.

The workshop with Anna Solomon - One Place, Infinite Encounters will be held at the Sargent House Museum

For more information on all the workshops or to register go to gloucesterwriters.org/dogtown-writers-festival/

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Richard Ormond lecture on John Singer Sargent's charcoals
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Richard Ormond lecture on John Singer Sargent's charcoals

 In connection with the Sargent House Museum’s Centennial Exhibition featuring Sargent’s Charcoal portrait of Charles Sprague Sargent, one of the founders of the Museum,  Richard Ormond will provide a talk about John Singer Sargent’s Charcoals on September 28, 3PM at the Cape Ann Museum. Ormond is the grandson of Violet Sargent Ormond, sister of John Singer Sargent. He has co-authored with Elaine Kilmarney, the 7-volume catalogue raisonne of Sargents’ works.  His most recent book about John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal will become available October 8, 2019.  

One of the foremost authorities on the artist and former deputy director of the National Portrait Gallery and director of the National Maritime Museum and Royal Observatory, in Greenwich England, Ormond is currently working with the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City to mount a show of Sargents’ Charcoals, set to open in October of 2019.

Admission for the talk is free for members of either Sargent House Museum or Cape Ann Museum.  Admission is $10 for non-members. Reservations and tickets can be obtained on EventBrite.


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Intern Day at the Museum
Aug
16
12:00 PM12:00

Intern Day at the Museum

  • 49 Middle Street Gloucester, MA, 01930 United States (map)
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Tours and presentations are free to the public on Intern Day; light refreshments will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted to support the future of summer intern programs.

Interns will be stationed in several downstairs rooms at the Museum. They will offer informal “performances of understanding”, sharing what they have learned.

The Sargent House Museum will celebrate inquiry projects from summer interns during an afternoon of self-guided tours and informal presentations at the museum. The Summer Intern program brings college students into the museum’s mission and daily operations, with a broader goal of connecting students to the life and legacy of Judith Sargent Murray. Within the 10-week program, interns experience aspects of Sargent House Museum operations, development, and event planning. They explore resources at other local cultural institutions, and engage in inquiry-driven research projects inspired by summer work.

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Middle Street Walk
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

Middle Street Walk

  • Be transported in time to The Victorian Era as you view the period decorated first floor of the Sargent House Museum.

  • Enjoy a scene from Little Woman 10:15 and 10:45 performed by Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshop.

  • Purchase decorated wreaths, displays, and holly on sale all day. Hot mulled cider and treats.

  • Free and open to the public. No formal tours.

  • For a full list of events/participants for Middle Street Walk go to middlestreetwalk.org

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Middle Street Harvest Festival
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Middle Street Harvest Festival

Join The Sargent House Museum in celebrating Middle Street Harvest Festival 2018. Come in from the cold to enjoy the hospitality of The Sargent House with cider and donuts in the 1782 home of Judith Sargent Murray, pioneering advocate of Women's Rights. Explore the first floor of this historic Georgian mansion, preserved with help of Judith’s great-great nephew, the artist John Singer Sargent. Open to all; FREE admission and treats.

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Revolutionary Tea Party in the Garden
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Revolutionary Tea Party in the Garden

REVOLUTIONARY TEA PARTY IN THE GARDEN
JUNE 24, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Come and learn about how Americans like Judith Sargent Murray took tea in the 1770s, from brewing bohea to brewing revolution. Sample some of the teas thrown into Boston Harbor at the Boston Tea Party, and brew your own liberty tea.
Tickets are available at the door - $5 per person includes admission, as well as teas and snacks. Parents are encouraged to bring children!

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