Behind the Scenes: Fitz Henry Lane
Presented by Cape Ann Museum
March 5, 2014
A presentation by Fitz Henry Lane Online Senior Researcher Melissa Trafton and Cape Ann Museum Curator Martha Oaks Join us for a journey behind the scenes of Lane’s landscapes and learn more about our plans for renovating the Lane Gallery and the Fitz Henry Lane Online project. The Cape Ann Museum holds the world’s single largest collection of paintings and drawings by Gloucester native Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865), one of this country’s most significant 19th-century painters and a premier interpreter of the New England coast. One of the goals of the Museum’s current renovation is to revitalize the Fitz Henry Lane Gallery in order to offer a more complete and compelling picture of Lane, his life and times, his career, and his connection to Cape Ann. In addition to the redesign of the Lane Gallery, in 2015 the Museum will launch Fitz Henry Lane Online, a catalogue raisonné and research tool, featuring new discoveries and scholarship surrounding Lane and his milieu.