Current exhibitions

The Rockport Art Association & Museum hosts wide range of exhibitions throughout the year, including a Contributing Member Show, Artist Member Shows, Museum Collection Shows, as well as Special Exhibitions. In recent years, the Rockport Art Association & Museum has featured special retrospective exhibitions of historic artist members including Aldro T. Hibbard, Anthony Thieme, Paul Strisik, W. Lester Stevens, Harry A. Vincent and Emile A. Gruppé



July 27 - August 26, 2019
in the Wengenroth Gallery

Featuring works by RAA&M Photography Members

Opening Reception:
Saturday, July 27, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Steve Howard, From the 3rd Floor, Digital ink jet photography

The Painted Village: Street Scenes from the RAA&M Permanent Collection

August 10 - September 9, 2019
in the Martha Moore Room

The sleepy lanes and quiet byways of Cape Ann have drawn visitors to this region since the mid-nineteenth century. Along these meandering thoroughfares, artist and tourist alike have been afforded a glimpse of a rustic, seemingly simpler way of life far different from the noise and banality of the modern world. Here can yet be heard an echo of earlier times, one thick with the associations of close-knit neighborhoods, warm friendships, and quaint village ways.

In this exhibition—drawn from the RAA&M’s rarely-viewed permanent Museum collection—visitors can behold bucolic images of Cape Ann’s timeless streets. Viewers are also encouraged to compare how much has—and has not—changes in the years since these avenues were first captured on the painted canvas.

Antonio Cirino ,  House on Castle Lane , Pigeon Cove, oil on canvas

Antonio Cirino, House on Castle Lane, Pigeon Cove, oil on canvas

From Sketchbook to Canvas: The Process of Aldro T. Hibbard, N.A. (1886 – 1972)

August 17 - September 23, 2019
in the Marguerite Pearson Gallery

Long revered for his New England winter landscapes, the work of Aldro Hibbard has enchanted collectors for more than a century. Bold, scenic, endlessly inventive… Yet the question remains: How did Hibbard build his masterpieces? How did he move from firsthand observations of his environment towards his final painted compositions? In this revolving exhibition of sketches just released from the Hibbard Estate paired with a selection of his masterful paintings, we are now afforded the chance to not only see how Hibbard conceived and built his compositions, but to own them as well.

Aldro T. Hibbard ,  Untitled , pencil on paper, 10x13.25”.

Aldro T. Hibbard, Untitled, pencil on paper, 10x13.25”.


Fourth Summer Show – Paintings, Graphics & Sculpture
August 24 – September 23, 2019 in the Hibbard and Maddocks Galleries
Reception: Saturday, August 31, 4 – 6pm



Fourth Summer Photography Show
August 31 – September 30, 2019 in the Wengenroth Gallery
Reception: Saturday, August 31st, 4 – 6 PM


Coming Soon!

MOVALLI in the Moment: The Art of Charles Movalli

September 28 - October 27, 2019
in the Hibbard & Maddocks Galleries

The Rockport Art Association and Museum proudly announces an important and massive exhibition of paintings by the late Charles Movalli (1945-2016)––one of Cape Ann’s most famous and exciting artists––from September 28 through October 27. The show will include nearly one hundred and fifty of his paintings, few of which have been recently exhibited. A special section will be devoted to his more experimental and adventurous works. Colorful, accessible, and boldly executed, all the paintings will be available for collectors to purchase.

A gala opening on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, 6 – 8 PM, will be free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk with Stapleton Kearns on October 9, 2019.

Charles Movalli ,  Fall Farm , ca. 2013

Charles Movalli, Fall Farm, ca. 2013