Rockport Art Association

Now in our 95th year.
The Rockport Art Association’s mission is to promote Art for Life’s Sake!
Founded in 1921, the RAA is one of the oldest and most active art organizations
in the country and offers something for everyone.

Visit us and discover the artistic and cultural splendor of Cape Ann.

Rockport Art Association News

The Art of Collecting


Emile Gruppé “Crowded Harbor”

The Art of Collecting: Variations on a Theme (American Painters 1850-2000)
Opening on October 22nd and running through November 27th is the blockbuster exhibition The Art Of Collecting: Variations on a Theme (American Painters 1850-2000). This exhibition of historical art includes some of the best known names in plein air painting such as Aldro Hibbard, Emile Gruppé, and W. Lester Stevens and some lesser known, such as Junius Allen, Henry Golden Dearth, and Mary Rosamond Coolidge. This exhibition of more than 70 works is drawn entirely from the private collections of some of the most notable art collectors and will offer the opportunity to see what collectors look for when purchasing a work for their collection. All of the works in the show are for sale during the run of the exhibition. Other artists represented in the show include Antonio Cirino, C.E.L. Green, Joaquin Sorolla, Anthony Thieme, Harry A. Vincent and many more.

On the Road with the RAA&M


Join us on Thursday, October 20th for an exciting day in the Berkshires as we travel to the Norman Rockwell Museum with RAA&M Executive Director Abby Battis for our first of many “on the road” trips. Abby will give us highlights of the Rockwell along the way.

We will depart at 8:00 a.m. from the RAA&M on a deluxe motor coach for a day of art and culture. Our first stop will be at the world renowned Red Lion Inn for a delicious three course lunch in their elegant dining room. We will also have time to browse around the charming historic village of Stockbridge with its shops and galleries before heading to the museum. Once we have arrived, a docent will greet us for both a tour of the museum as well as the grounds including the studio of Norman Rockwell.

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Friday Figure Configurations!

Our Friday Figure “sketch” group meets from 1 – 4 pm. It starts with short poses, and then settles into one long pose. As always, artists are encouraged to participate using any medium of their choosing in drawing, painting, sculpture.  There is no instructor and no need to pre-register. $15 per class.
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Volunteers Needed

Are you a people person? Do you love art, Rockport, and helping visitors?  Then give us a call!  We are looking for reliable volunteers who can work in our galleries greeting and assisting visitors.

Volunteers would cover at least one 4 hour shift (10am – 1:30pm, or, 1:30pm – 5pm) on a weekly basis.  If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please email us at info@rockportartassn.org, or call us at 978-546-6604, and we’ll have our Volunteer Coordinator get in touch with you.


Our Friday Figure Drawing Group is always looking for models.  The group meets in the RAA Studio Fridays, 1-4pm. Please contact us if you are interested.