Wed, Oct 04|
Small Group Tour: Edward Hopper, the Cape Ann Museum, Beauport, and Stoneacre
Don’t miss this special opportunity to visit the star cultural attractions on Boston’s North Shore this fall.
Time & Location
Oct 04, 9:15 AM – 5:30 PM EDT
Lexington, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421, USA
About the Class or Event
Act Fast: Small Group Tour: Edward Hopper; the Cape Ann Museum; Beauport; and Stoneacre
Don’t miss this special opportunity to visit the star cultural attractions on Boston’s North Shore this fall. We’ve organized a small group tour for Wednesday, October 4 to see:
- Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House. Our first stop will be at this National Historic Landmark, the summer home of one of America’s first professional interior designers, Henry Davis Sleeper. Perched on a rock ledge overlooking Gloucester Harbor, Beauport was Sleeper’s retreat, backdrop for entertaining, and professional showcase, and an inspiration to all who visited. The house’s forty rooms are filled with Sleeper’s lifetime collection of curiosities, colored glass, folk art, china, and silhouettes in every nook and alcove. Each room is distinguished by a historical or literary figure, theme, color, shape, or object. No two rooms are the same, and each is more visually dazzling than the last. We’ll have a guided tour, plus time to roam. More info...
- Stoneacre. We’ll enjoy a catered lunch at Stoneacre, a private mansion commissioned in the early 1900s by artist Frederick Garrison Hall as a wedding gift for his wife, Evelyn Ames Hall. Following more than eight years of construction, the estate was completed in 1920 by famed North Shore builder J.T. Wilson and Boston architects Bellows and Aldrich. This is a very special opportunity to visit a site not open to the public. More info…
- Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape. This once-in-a-generation exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum offers a fresh look at one of America’s best-known artists at the crucial moment that profoundly shaped his art and his life. It shows the largely ignored but significant origin story of Hopper’s years in and around Gloucester, Massachusetts—a period and place that imbued Hopper’s paintings with a clarity and purpose that had eluded his earlier work. The success of Hopper’s Gloucester watercolors transformed his work in all media and set the stage for his monumental career. More info…
- The Cape Ann Museum. We’ll also tour the Museum's fine art collection which includes the largest grouping of works by native son and renowned marine artist, Fitz Henry Lane, as well as work by other prominent historical and contemporary painters and sculptors who lived on, visited or were inspired by Cape Ann. The permanent collection includes fine and decorative arts, and artifacts from the major industries of the area—the fisheries and granite quarrying. More info…
Details of the Day. We will carpool from the LexArt parking lot, departing promptly at 9:15 am. We’ll first visit Beauport, take the guided tour, and enjoy additional time to explore the mansion. We’ll then walk next door and enjoy lunch at Stoneacre. Following lunch, we’ll take a short drive to the Cape Ann Museum to see the Hopper Exhibit and enjoy a guided tour of their permanent exhibition. We’ll depart at around 4:00 pm, and return to LexArt between 5:00 and 5:30.
Registration: Limited to 10, first come, first served. Registration open to LexArt members only from September 15-20. After September 20, also open to non-members on space-available basis.
Cost: Please choose the category that matches your LexArt membership. Click on the "View more price options" link below to make your choice.
LexArt Family, Supporter or Patron Members * $75
Other LexArt Members $90
All entry fees and lunch included.
**LexArt Family, Supporter and Patron members receive the NARM benefit, and so enjoy a $15 savings on the Hopper exhibit entrance fee.
Hopper, Beauport & More
This ticket includes admission to the Cape Ann Museum, Beauport, and Stoneacre, along with a catered lunch. Transportation by carpool from LexArtFrom $75.00 to $105.00