Cahoon Museum of American Art Announces ArtWeek Event April 27

The Cahoon Museum of American Art will host an Open House and celebration of a new sculpture installation on Saturday April 27, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The family friendly event is part of a statewide ArtWeek festival. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Visitors to the Museum will have the opportunity to view the spring exhibitions, meet some of the exhibiting artists and enjoy fun activities. Artist Betsy Payne Cook will demonstrate en plein air painting from 10am to 12pm on the Museum grounds. Exhibiting artist Richard Perry will demonstrate his innovative intaglio relief method from 11am to 1pm and artist Heather Blume will greet visitors in the main gallery from 1pm to 3pm where the exhibition Twenty-One in Truro: Celebrating the Cahoon Museum’s Collection is on view.

The Museum will celebrate the installation of its first permanent outdoor sculpture by Hilary Hutchison, Head of the Cod and Tail of the Fish, with fun fish-themed activities, and an Instagram contest. Visitors of all ages are also invited to participate in Museum’s interactive activity, The Eyes Have It, and enter to win an original artwork.

Additional ArtWeek programs include a Gallery Tour by artist Jane Lincoln on April 26 at 11:00am at the Museum, and an open studio by artist Richard Perry on April 28 from 10am – 3pm. Ms. Lincoln will discuss her inspiration for her current work as well as show samples of her materials and working method. Mr. Perry will offer visitors an opportunity to explore his work space located at 1772 Main Street in Brewster and try their hand at the intaglio relief process.

ArtWeek is presented by the Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center and presents nearly 600 unique and creative experiences between April 26 and May 5 that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process in Massachusetts. For more information visit

The Museum is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA 0263. It is open from March 15 – December 22, Tuesday-Saturday from 10AM – 4PM, Sundays from 1PM – 4PM. 508-428-7581.

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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