Cahoon Museum’s Upcoming Events

Exhibitions on view:

A Swedish Folk Tale
Through 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.

Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw and Nantucket Whaling Heritage
Through December 22
Artist Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982) had a deep interest in scrimshaw, the Americna nautical folk art which developed alongside the whaling industry durning the first half of the nineteenth century. This exhibit features Cahoon’s trompe l’oeil scrimshaw works paired with examples of historic scrimshaw.

Upcoming Programs:

Thursday, April 12, 2:00pm, Artist’s Talk
“Travels of the Swedish Fairytale” with Christina Keune
Free with musuem admission, RSVP required.

Friday, April 13, 1:00-4:00pm, Creative Workshop
“Making Ornaments in the Folk Art Style” with Christina Keune
Limited to 20 participants. Registration required, $85 members, $100 nonmembers
Saturday, April 21, 10:00am-4:00pm, Community Open House
Admission is free all day!

Tuesday, April 24, 11:00am, Scrimshaw Demonstration
Yarmouthport artist Ryan Cooper gives a hands-on demonstration of the traditional art of scrimshaw.
Free with musuem admission, RSVP required.

Tuesday, May 15, 2:00pm, Lecture
“Evolution of the Mermaid: the Development of the Cahoons’ Signature Motif” with Cindy Nickerson
Free with musuem admission, RSVP required.

For more information or to RSVP, phone (508) 428-7581, email or visit

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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