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Wed, Oct 19


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Modernist Movements in the Cape Cod Museum of Art Collection with Deborah Forman (10/19)

Register for this single class on Wednesday, October 19, from 2:00 to 3:30 pm. Class Focus: Abstraction including artists Hans Hofmann, Vernon Smith, Arnold Geissbuhler, Jack Tworkov, William Freed, William Littlefield, Kenneth Stubbs, and others

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Modernist Movements in the Cape Cod Museum of Art Collection with Deborah Forman (10/19)

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2022, 2:00 PM

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


The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents: 

Modernist Movements in the Cape Cod Museum of Art Collection with Deborah Forman

Drop-In Class $30 per class, per person

October 19 & 26 Class Focus: Abstraction 

  • Hans Hofmann 
  • Vernon Smith 
  • Arnold Geissbuhler 
  • Jack Tworkov 
  • William Freed 
  • William Littlefield 
  • Kenneth Stubbs 
  • Lawrence Kupferman 
  • Peter Busa  
  • Lillian Orlowsky 
  • Sam Feinstein  
  • Robert Motherwell  
  • Fritz Bultman 
  • Taro Yamamoto 
  • Haynes Ownby 
  • Budd Hopkins 
  • Mike Wright 
  • Paul Bowen

The word "modern" in art calls up images that we associate with a groundbreaking approach. Certainly, Picasso comes to mind as does Kandinsky and, in general, abstraction. But in its time and place, the work of say social realist Reginald Marsh can also fit into that category. With that in mind, "Modernist Movements in the Cape Cod Museum of Art Collection" will explore 40 figurative and abstract artists, who are part of the museum's 2,000-piece collection, which has recently been digitalized for our viewing pleasure. We will be looking at the art within the context of the period and comparing and contrasting the different approaches, as well as exploring what is "modern" about the work. 

This lecture series utilizes images from our recently digitized Permanent Collection. With unlimited digital access to each work in the collection, we can enhance education programs such as this and increase awareness of Cape Cod’s rich artistic history.

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.





  • October 19 / Single Class


    October 19, 2022, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm.







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