2018 Exhibitions and Events
A Swedish Folk Tale
March 21 – June 3
Martha Farham Cahoon (1905-1999) married her Swedish folk art heritage with early American and Pennsylvania-German design to create unique expressions in decorative art and painted furniture that had a bold impact on Cape Cod culture.
May – October
Hilary Hutchison’s large-scale public sculpture sited on the grounds of the museum facing Route 28 celebrates the cod, a local icon.
June 8 – August 12
Featuring new, regional artwork inspired by the intricate natural process between plants and their pollinators. Many living creatures assist plants in their reproduction, including species of bats, bees, birds, and butterflies, as well as other unusual animals. Wind and water also play a role in pollination, a theme that is highly timely and resonant with many contemporary artists.
EVENT: The Brush Off
Saturday, July 7
A day of summer fun celebrating the Cape’s art and artists. This 28th annual art festival features live and silent auctions, local artists painting on location, food, and music on the Cotuit Village Green. Come experience heart-warming community spirit while benefiting the museum!
Herman Maril: The Strong Forms of Our Experience
August 17 – October 28
This exhibition focuses on the large and important body of work that modern artist Herman Maril (1908-1986) created on paper throughout his career. His spare but evocative drawings, watercolors, and prints illustrate the Maryland countryside, streets in his home city of Baltimore, and the Cape Cod shores where he spent his summers.
Twisted, Twined, and Woven: Contemporary Fiber Art
November 2 – December 22
Local fiber and textile artists find unexpected new ways to work with traditional materials on the theme of interconnections and things we have in common across cultures.
On View All Season – March 21 – December 22
Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw, and Nantucket Whaling Heritage
The Cahoon Studio
Highlights from the Permanent Collection