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Rockport Art Association & Museum

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Address: 12 Main St, Rockport, MA 01966-1513
Phone Number: +1 978-546-6604
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Rockport Art Association & Museum is one of the oldest and most...

The Rockport Art Association & Museum is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 95 years. Each year the RAA&M welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world.

The RAA&M continues to be one of Cape Ann’s most prominent cultural beacons. Since its founding, the Association has steadily increased in size and currently includes approximately 280 artist & photography members, and hundreds of contributing members.

By promoting year-round programs of classes, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions and community outreach, as well as an impressive museum collection, the RAA&M remains dedicated to its mission of making fine art appreciation accessible to all.

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Check Out this Great Local Art Museum

Amidst the quaint and lovely shops and galleries along Main Street, the Rockport Art Association and Museum showcases art from their permanent collections, as well as rotating... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amidst the quaint and lovely shops and galleries along Main Street, the Rockport Art Association and Museum showcases art from their permanent collections, as well as rotating exhibits of featured artists. Don't miss strolling through the back building - historic oil paintings by prominent local artists are magnificently framed and well displayed in a spacious, vaulted room. Most of the... More 

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Thank Jane V
Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jane. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you in the galleries again soon. More 

Carmel, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very friendly staff and an inviting environment within which to enjoy the wide variety of art on display. The facility is clean, bright and comfortable; well done!

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Jim. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. Hope to see you in the galleries again soon. More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

When strolling on Main Street you will see the bright yellow building that houses the Rockport Art Association. When you enter you may think it's just a bottom floor of an old home converted into gallery space, but it's so much more than that. If you go out through the back door you will enter a tiny garden patio area... More 

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are glad that you got the chance to discover our hidden gem tucked in the back. We consider both of those galleries the ultimate experience at the RAA&M. We enjoy hearing the reaction of all of our visitors when they open the door to reveal the cathedral ceilings radiating the warmth of the Cape Ann... More 

Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This museum is a real gem. It is surprisingly large and has several exhibition spaces, including a little quiet garden. A must see.

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks Linda U. for a great review! We agree, our quiet garden and back galleries are not to be missed! Thanks again! More 

Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Exceptional artwork by the area's top artists. The paintings are a little pricey but well worth the investment. A must see!

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here at the RAA&M and we look forward to seeing you in the galleries again real soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Art in many media, often of seabased subjects, not always, located perfectly in the middle of Rockport, easy walking to and from everywhere, great for 30 minutes or a few hours, depending on preference. Not a gift-shop/lunch sales stop, truly good art!

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review JamyMadeja and thanks for spending time in our galleries. We still get quite the "art buzz" even working here! We look forward to having you visit again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. Had a wide variety of things created by local artisit. Worth your time to pop in and look around. Dont forget to drop off a donation

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and spending time in our galleries! We look forward to having you visit again in the future. More 

Watertown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We enjoyed the quality and variety of art exhibited here. There are exhibits in the house and then in a building in the back.

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at the Rockport Art Association & Museum and look forward to your return visit. More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Multiple rooms of beautiful, gorgeous artwork- like visiting a museum. Right across from Tucks candy. I think the suggested donation was $5- totally worth it (nice bathrooms)

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Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! The size of our complex is quite deceiving from the street isn't it? We consider the back galleries a wonderful surprise for all visitors! We are glad that you enjoyed your time here at the Rockport Art Association & Museum and look forward to your return visit. P.S. We are very spoiled being situated across the... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Local art on display - a worthy exhibition but I have to say the pictures were not to my liking but I can understand those who did like the art on display. Art is very subjective and we all have different tastes but full credit to the local community for putting on the exhibition.

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Thank Richard N
Abby B, Manager at Rockport Art Association & Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review Richard. We try to have an eclectic mix of work on view for each of our shows. Our artist members range from the traditional Cape Ann artist to experimental modernists but our shows rely on what they enter for submission. As you can imagine we get a varied selection each go round! We hope... More 

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