Cape Ann Museum receives promised gift of Winslow Homer watercolor painting for permanent collection

The Cape Ann Museum has received the promised gift of a significant watercolor by the American artist, Winslow Homer (1836–1910), for its permanent collection. This painting, Boy Hailing Schooners, 1880, was hung for the first time at the Museum this weekend and arrives just before the Museum’s nationally acclaimed and most popular exhibition to date, Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869-1880, closes December 1. “We are so very grateful for this important work to join our growing permanent collection,” said Museum Director Oliver Barker. “It points to our concerted strategy to strategically build the Museum’s collections by adding significant and iconic works that attest to the paramount role that Cape Ann has played in shaping both American art and history.” This new addition is a promised gift from Janet and William Ellery James, whose family history on Cape

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