1938The Contemporary Gallery opened, which overlooked Front Beach.Arts and Culture, Art

Gloucester Daily Times. “New Contemporary Gallery Opens with Private View.” June 27, 1938, Vol. 73 No. 15861 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
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Several artists left the Rockport Art Association to affiliate with the Gallery, including Ann Brockman, Iver Rose, Samuel Hershey, and Sidney Raynes. They were less traditional artists, and some took on social issues. Unfortunately, there was only a tiny market for such work with tourists or conservative residents, and the gallery closed after a couple of seasons.

Oaks, Martha, and Cape Ann Historical Museum, editors. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis: Rockport Artists in the 1930s: July 10 through October 16, 2010: Cape Ann Museum. Cape Ann Museum, 2010.
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