Featuring Masterworks by Historic Cape Ann Artists Offered in Rockport Art Association & Museum’s 37th Annual Art Auction on Saturday, October 1st, 2:00 PM (EST).
Auction Preview Exhibition in the Hibbard and Maddocks Galleries of the RAA&M:
Sunday, September 18th – Saturday, October 1st.
Auction Preview Hours: Monday–Saturday, 10am – 5pm; Sunday, 12–5pm (Saturday, Oct. 1st, 10am – 12pm).
Bidding is available live online via LiveAuctioneers.com (with advanced registration) or by submitting an in-house absentee bid directly with the RAA&M in advance. Auction Sneak Peek video episodes with noted Cape Ann historian and author Judith A. Curtis are featured on the RAA&M website and YouTube channel.
More information and an online photo catalog of all auction lots is posted on the RAA&M website:
Over the years, the Annual Art Auction, a major fundraiser for the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M), has become a highly anticipated event. As a prestigious art auction, it attracts serious collectors throughout the country, as well as those just starting an art collection.
Live online from the RAA&M’s Hibbard Gallery, this year’s auction features works by master Cape Ann artists of the past including Aldro T. Hibbard, Emile Gruppé, Anthony Thieme, Frederick Mulhaupt, Antonio Cirino, W. Lester Stevens, Paul Strisik, Charles Vickery, Charles Movalli, Hayley Lever, Charles Woodbury, Carl W. Peters, Leon Kroll, Theresa Bernstein, William Meyerowitz, Charles Paul Gruppé, Charles Kaelin, Al Czerepak, and Bernard Corey, among many others. The auction specializes in Cape Ann art, but is not limited to this region and also includes works by numerous other prominent historic American artists.
The auction, now in its 37th year, began with a bequest by founding RAA&M member Antonio Cirino (1888-1983). Cirino left his artwork to the Association with the stipulation that the art be auctioned to help support the organization. The auction quickly evolved to include other historic Cape Ann artists, and has been the Association’s major annual fundraising event ever since.
The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country with a long and distinguished history spanning 100 years. Each year the RAA&M welcomes thousands of visitors from around the world. The RAA&M continues to be one of Cape Ann’s most prominent cultural beacons. Since its founding in 1921, Association membership has steadily increased and currently includes approximately 300 exhibiting members, and hundreds of contributing members. By promoting year-round programs including workshops, classes, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions and community outreach, as well as an impressive museum collection, the RAA&M remains dedicated to making fine art appreciation accessible to all.
Rockport Art Association & Museum’s mission is to foster the creation and appreciation of the fine arts through a rich and diverse program of exhibitions and educational offerings. RAA&M provides opportunities for a wide range of people to engage with art, maintains an impressive permanent collection and carries forth the legacy of its founders by inspiring and cultivating artistic excellence and creative community on Cape Ann and beyond.