1830Transcendentalism emerged bringing Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Amos Bronson Alcott, Margaret Fuller, and others to Cape Ann.Arts and Culture, Literary History, Art

Notice of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s lecture for the Gloucester Lyceum in 1857. Gloucester Telegraph & News. “Gloucester Lyceum: Twenty-Seventh Annual Series of Lectures.” March 15, 1857.
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Nature assumed a divinity in Transcendentalist thought, and a connection with nature was the means to the spiritual. Such spiritual striving was manifested artistically in Gloucester by Luminist artists, notably in Fitz Henry Lane’s late work.

Gloucester Telegraph & News. “Gloucester Lyceum: Twenty-Seventh Annual Series of Lectures.” March 15, 1857.
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