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The Fine Arts Museum Of Gloucester Opening In June

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GLOUCESTER-Gloucester will soon have its own fine arts museum when Gloucester-based The Cook Foundation opens The Fine Arts Museum of Gloucester in June featuring the works of the late Kacey Carneal.

The museum will open Tuesday, June 13 and will be offer free admission. The opening exhibit is a Carneal retrospective entitled Back Homefeaturing 90 works spanning the 1970s through 2020, with Carneal’s last completed work They have suffered a great something and yet stood proud(2020), said Elizabeth Blackney, executive director of the Cook Foundation.

Carneal, who passed away in 2022, was a self-taught folk artist. For 50 years, she painted every day in her Gloucester home. She painted with oil on wood and canvas, Blackney said.

Carneal painted the frames as extensions of the works. Also, included in the acquisition are artifacts and objects d’art the artist painted.

“She painted furniture. Then she put the painted furniture into a painting (on canvas),” Blackney said.

The chair she painted is in the exhibit. Then she put the painted chair in a picture on canvas. When the painting and chair are paired next to each other, it gives a 3-D experience, Blackney said.

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