RAA Annual Auction of Historic Art
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Auction Preview: Wednesday, April 23rd ~ Saturday, May 3rd
Evening Preview: Friday, May 2nd, 4-7 p.m.
Over the years, this major annual fundraiser has become a highly anticipated event. As a prestigious art auction, it attracts serious collectors throughout the country, as well as those just starting a collection.
Held in the Association’s Hibbard Gallery, the auction features works by masters of the Cape Ann School including Aldro T. Hibbard, Anthony Thieme, Harry A. Vincent, Emile Gruppe, W. Lester Stevens, Marguerite Pearson, Carl W. Peters, Antonio Cirino, and numerous other renowned Cape Ann artists of the past.
The auction, now in it’s 29th year, began with a bequest by founding member Antonio Cirino (1889-1983). 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.
Join us at the RAA for our auction on May 3rd. Bidding is also available live online via LiveAuctioneers.com or by submitting an absentee bid with the RAA in advance.