September 24 - December 6, 2020
Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art
Cahoon Museum of American Art
Previously on display at the Cahoon Museum August 1- September 5
This collaborative exhibition of colorful, bold paintings and sculpture tells the story of the visionary collectors and community supporters who founded the museums to preserve and present the work of American artists from Cape Cod and beyond. Highlights include works by William Bradford, Scott Prior, Ralph and Martha Cahoon, Sam Feinstein, Arnold Geissbuhler, Betty Lane, Claire Leighton, Herman Meril, Vernon Smith, Daisy Hughes, Donald Stoltenberg, and over 30 others.
Sponsored by an Anonymous Trustee
Song and Dance:
Expressions from Life
September 17 - November 30, 2020
Meet The Artist: October 1 and November 5, 2020
3pm to 7pm each day- free admission!
Artist Bill Evaul presents a wide spectrum of paintings, prints and drawings spanning 40 years in this exhibition. Best known for his “Provincetown Prints” or white-line color woodcuts, Evaul says, “Every woodcut image starts it life as a painting or drawing. The woodcuts are dramatic in themselves but the direct, raw energy originates from the first artistic impulse in those paintings and drawings.”
Evaul is constantly sketching from life. At a musical performance, he will fill several pages of his sketchbook while observing musicians and dancers in motion. From these pages a more developed painting or drawing evolves and it is from these images that Evaul creates his woodcut prints. While Evaul focuses on musicians at work, dancers interpreting the music also intrigue him. Elements of movement and energetic vibration can be translated to other subjects as well, especially in his “Dancing Houses” series where the buildings seem to move to an unheard rhythm and melody.
Bill is the recipient of the 2020 CCMoA Muse Artist Award for his contributions to the Cape Cod arts community as an artist, educator, historian and curator.
Image shown: Lead Singer
August 20 - November 2, 2020
FACE TO FACE:
Close Encounters with CCMoA’s Permanent Collection
We may not all be mind readers, but we are face readers. Science has shown that our brains have more space devoted to reading faces than to any other object. Which is why faces speak to us in such a deeply personal way.
You are invited to exercise your face-reading skills at FACE to FACE!
This interactive exhibition brings viewers face to face with artworks of every description: traditional portraits, abstract images, paintings, prints, mixed media and sculpture. Each face gazes out, drawing the viewer into a moment of silent communication. Some faces are easy to read, others challenge the imagination. One highly personal portrait uses transformative visual technology to project the viewer into a field of virtual faces.
According to Director of Art, Benton Jones, “This exhibition is all about celebrating our common humanity, which makes it especially appropriate that it is curated by our docents, a team of trained educators and guides who serve as the “face” of our museum.”