Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Maximum number of tickets per order: 10. 10+ must be booked as a group through Visitor Services. Email [email protected] for information regarding group bookings. Maximum group number: 15
  • We recommend purchasing your timed-entry ticket prior to your visit as same day availability cannot be guaranteed.
  • Members may use their benefits toward Hopper tickets once per day.

Price type descriptions and number of eligible admissions per memberships or reciprocals per day:

Cape Ann Museum (CAM) Members: $8 each

  • Senior: 1 member
  • Individual: 1 member
  • Dual: 2 members
  • Contributor: 2 members
  • Sustainer: 2 members
  • Benefactor: 2 members

Fitz Henry Lane Society Patron (FHL): Free

(Cape Ann Museum) CAM Pass: $8 each

  • Passes are given to CAM members as part of their benefit and can be used for member guests. 
  • General Memberships are issued 2 passes per year. 
  • The passes are single use per year and the number varies on membership level.. 
  • They must be turned in on entry to the Museum.

Non-Member Admissions:

  • Adult: $23 each
  • Senior 65+: $18 each
  • Cape Ann Resident (Gloucester, Rockport, Essex & Manchester-by-the- Sea): $18 each
  • Student with ID: $18 each
  • Youth 18 & Under: Free (must still reserve a ticket)

Reciprocal or Pass Admissions:

  • Cape Ann Museum (CAM) Library Pass: 2 per pass, $8 each
    • Library passes can be obtained from a library holding a current CAM membership.
    • Library passes offer a discounted Edward Hopper Ticket at $8 each and must be purchased ahead of your visit.
    • Please show your library pass along with your ticket at entry to the Museum.
  • Essex National Heritage Volunteer: 2 per volunteer, $8 each
  • MTA (Massachusetts Teacher Association) free admission per member
  • Military: Active & Veteran: Free for 2
  • NEMA (New England Museum Association): 2 per membership, $8 each
  • ICOM (International Council of Museums): 2 per membership, $8 each
  • NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum): 2 per membership, $8 each
  • Card to Culture:
    • EBT, WIC: 2 per card holder, $8 each
    • MASS Health/Health Connector: 2 per card holder, $8 each

CAM Docent:

Applies only to current docents who work at the Cape Ann Museum

CAM Library Volunteer:

Applies only to current volunteers who work at the Cape Ann Museum

Please email us at [email protected] for additional questions.

  • At entry into the Museum, present special exhibition ticket to a Visitor Service Representative.
  • Members: present member card and special exhibition ticket.
  • Non-Members using passes: present CAM Pass or any other reciprocal organization card with the special exhibition ticket . Please visit Cape Ann Museum (CAM) Edward Hopper Admission Price Types for descriptions of our price types and reciprocal organizations.
  • The special exhibition ticket must be shown to the Hopper Gallery Attendant for entry into the special exhibition.
  • Entry time slots are 30 minutes; visitors are welcome to enter the exhibition anytime within the 30-minute window.
  • Once inside the exhibition, visitors may remain inside for an unlimited time.
  • There is no re-entry.
  • Refunds or exchanges are available 48 business hours prior to ticket entry time.
  • Please allow 48 business hours for response due to high call volume.
  • We recommend email  [email protected] for quickest response.
  • The exhibit is at our downtown campus located at 27 Pleasant Street.
  • Entry into exhibit requires registering for timed tickets for both Members and Non-Members
  • A timed ticket is necessary to show the Gallery Attendant for entry into the exhibit.
  • Walking Tour + Hopper Exhibition bundles are available for purchase. Walking tours include general Museum admission. Find the bundle purchase under our Events link.
  • The Hopper Exhibit is self-guided only. No docent or private tours are available in the exhibit.
  • For security reasons, all bags large enough to hold a water bottle are subject to search. All bags larger than 12x12x6 must be put in our complimentary lockers or stowed in your vehicle.
  • No photography is permitted in the Edward Hopper Gallery
  • Private Tours with a maximum of 15 people are only offered during the week from July 22 – October 15. Please inquire at [email protected] if you are interested.

July 22, 2023 — Oct. 16, 2023

July through October is your chance to see the American artist Edward Hopper’s early works painted on number of visits to Cape Ann at the start of his fame. Though Hopper (1882-1967) had painted for years in relative obscurity, selling only one painting before the age of 40, it was on Cape Ann, with the encouragement of his eventual wife, Josephine “Jo” Nivison, that he began the iconic watercolor landscapes and houses that launched his success.

Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape is on view at CAM this summer. Opening on July 22, Hopper’s birthday, exactly 100 years after his pivotal trip to Gloucester (then celebrating its 300th anniversary), this once-in-a-generation exhibition 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.

About the Exhibition

This major exhibition of over 60 works includes an unprecedented loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art, the major repository of Hopper’s work, and is compiled by nationally recognized curator and former museum director, Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis.  The exhibit explores the concept of place as a creative catalyst and charts the dramatic social, political, and economic transformations accompanying Hopper’s visits to Cape Ann. His paintings include local fishing captains’ houses along with the then brand-new electrical and telephone wires, and fishing vessels in Gloucester Harbor. The exhibition features Hopper’s work in all media including his early and ongoing fascination with boats, as well as his etchings, drawings, watercolors, and oils. The bonus in the show is the collection of Josephine N. Hopper’s paintings as well. While best known as his muse and model, she was a well-regarded painter in her own right, eventually subordinating her own career to his. This show hopes to help restore Jo N. Hopper to her rightful place as an artist.

Exhibit Catalog Available Now! Order your Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape catalog in anticipation of this special exhibition. The catalog is available at the Museum Store or online. Buy the catalog here!

Ticket Information

Timed-entry tickets go on sale June 1st and are required for members and non-members. Tickets will be available online. Admission includes the Edward Hopper & Cape Ann exhibit and general Museum admission.

Admission for Museum Visitors:

  • Adults: $23
  • Cape Ann Residents, Seniors, and Students: $18
  • Youth under 18: Free

Admission for Museum Members:

  • Senior, Individual, Dual, Contributor, Sustainer, & Benefactor CAM Members: $8 each
  • Fitz Henry Lane Patron Society Members +: Free
  • Youth under 18: Free

Edward Hopper, Cemetery in Gloucester, c. 1920s, Conte crayon on paper. Collection of Cape Ann Museum, 2009.51.

Edward Hopper & Cape Ann is made possible with thanks to a visionary anonymous gift and with additional leadership support provided by: Greg & Rose Beecher, John & Mollie Byrnes, Jackie and J. J. Bell, Catherine and Peter Creighton, Henrietta Gates and Heaton Robertson, Anne Rogers Haley and John F. Haley Jr., Ann T. and John Hall, Janet and William Ellery James, Littlejohn Family Foundation, Susie and Stanley Trotman, and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, among others. This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities.

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