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Thu, Jul 14


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Special Presentation on Donald Stoltenberg with Deborah Forman

Join guest curator, Deborah Forman, for a lecture on the life and art of Donald Stoltenberg. July 14, 4:00-5:30 PM.

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Special Presentation on Donald Stoltenberg with Deborah Forman
Special Presentation on Donald Stoltenberg with Deborah Forman

Time & Location

Jul 14, 2022, 4:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


Donald Stoltenberg: Building His World

Exhibit Lecture with Deborah Forman

Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

Members $10 / Non-Members $12 / CCMoA Docent $8

The world of Donald Stoltenberg (1927-2016) is not the natural one, but the manmade structures that occupy so much of the space on our planet. His art celebrates those engineering feats of ships, bridges, railroads, and the architectural beauties of houses and buildings, quite a few on Cape Cod, where he lived for more than fifty years.

To approach the art by Donald Stoltenberg for the first time is breathtaking. His view of the engineered marvels that occupied so much of his work resonates in a way that will likely give many viewers a new approach to seeing manmade creations. Many of us may pass by a bridge, an elevated train, or a railroad station and just take note of its practical use. But Donald Stoltenberg saw the beauty, the majesty, and the artistry of these structures, which he focused on in his paintings. Looking at his work, it is likely you will have a sense of the deep feelings he imbued in them.

In this lecture, guest curator Deborah Forman will provide an historical perspective, along with an analysis of Donald Stoltenberg's art as she celebrates his ingenuity and the originality of his approach.

Donald Stoltenberg: Building His World, sponsored by West Branch Capital, on exhibit from July 6 through October 2, 2022. Funding for the catalogue and a significant donation of artworks for this exhibition were provided by Dr. Roger T. Dunn and Howard John Stapf.

Deborah Forman is the author of five books: Perspectives on the Provincetown Art Colony, (2011); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: Images of Land and Sea (2013); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People & Places (2014); Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: On Abstraction (2015); and Art from Cape Cod: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art (2016), co-written with Edith Tonelli. All were published by Schiffer Books. She wrote the script, conducted the interviews, and worked on the filming for Art In Its Soul, an award-winning documentary on the history of the Provincetown art colony, aired on public television stations nationwide. Also, an artist, she is represented by Miller White Fine Arts in South Dennis. She studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, and has a degree in journalism from Temple University. She has curated several shows at the museum and has taught courses at the museum, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, and Open University of Wellfleet.

Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.


  • CCMoA Member

    Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

  • CCMoA Docent

    Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

  • Non-Member

    Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.





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