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


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 Photography Show

August 31 – September 30, 2019
in the Wengenroth Gallery

Featuring works from RAA&M Photography Members
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 31st, 4 – 6 PM

Image:  Karen Hosking ,  Shoeshine, Trinidad, Cuba , photograph. Winner of the Rockport Art Association & Museum Award for Excellence in Photography.

Image: Karen Hosking, Shoeshine, Trinidad, Cuba, photograph. Winner of the Rockport Art Association & Museum Award for Excellence in Photography.


September 14 – 30, 2019
in the Martha Moore Room

Opening Reception: Saturday Sept. 14 from 2-4pm

Image: Ruthie Schneider, Golden Reeds

New. Unreleased. Favorites.

An exhibition of new work, previously unreleased images and time tested favorite photographs and digital art prints by Matt Cegelis and Ruthie Schneider, an artist couple based in Rockport.

Opening Reception: Saturday Sept. 14 from 2-4pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Image: Matt Cegelis, Untitled 184C

Coming Soon!

In the Moment: The Paintings 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.

There will be a Gala Opening on Saturday October 5th, 2019, 6 – 8 PM. Free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk with Stapleton Kearns on October 9, 2019. 7– 8:30 PM

Charles Movalli ,  Fall Farm , ca. 2013

Charles Movalli, Fall Farm, ca. 2013


Andrew Anderson-Bell Solo Show

September 28 – October 10, 2019
in the Marguerite Pearson Room
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Layers of Pastel

Native to the New England area, Andrew Anderson-Bell is a representational landscape artist painting in the medium of pastel. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Andrew initially pursued graphic design and photography. While these remain passions to this day, his interest in painting in pastel was sparked by viewing a pastel exhibition he saw 20 years ago. The immediacy of the medium, the vibrancy of the colors and the diversity of mark making inspired him to pursue a career in pastel painting. Where Andrew lives keeps him in daily contact with the great outdoors, his leading source for artistic inspiration. His paintings offer the viewer the indulgence of a meditative space to contemplate the grandeur of nature and reinforce the notion that even the most solitary and tranquil moments have significance.

Image:  Andrew Anderson-Bell ,  Granite at the Shoreline , pastel.

Image: Andrew Anderson-Bell, Granite at the Shoreline, pastel.