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August 12, 2022

The Enterprise /

by Joanne Briana-Gartner

An Impressive Retrospective Of Brewster Artist Donald Stoltenberg Now On View

Acclaimed artist Donald Stoltenberg (1927-2016) lived on the Cape for more than 50 years. And while many of his contemporaries were reveling in the natural beauty of the Cape, representing its marshes, dunes and expansive sky and beaches in their work, it wasn’t the natural beauty of the area that Mr. Stoltenberg took inspiration from; it was its manmade structures. “His interest in architecture and engineering informed his art. For him, these forms were as dramatic as nature’s wonders,” writes Deborah Forman, guest curator of a retrospective of Mr. Stoltenberg’s work.


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February 25, 2022

The Enterprise /

by Joanne Briana-Gartner

Upper Cape Artists Well-Represented In Cape Museum Of Art Collection

Patron of the arts Ann F. Bengtson was instrumental in procuring art for not only the Cape Cod Museum of Art but for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital, and other institutions on the Cape.

While she was collecting, Ms. Bengtson gifted more than 75 works to the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, 63 of which are currently on display at the museum through March 6.


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High Rollers by Sig Purwin

February 2, 2022

The Cape Cod Chronicle

by Jennifer-Sexton-Riley

CCMoA Bursts Forth With Exhibitions, Music,

In the depth of winter, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis is in full bloom.


After declaring a snow day, closing up for safety's sake during Saturday's blizzard and postponing a Sunday event until the white stuff melts, the CCMoA doors are once again open and ready to welcome the community to a full slate of exhibitions, a winter music performance series and classes for adults and children in such variety that you're sure to find one you can't resist.


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December 8, 2021

The Provincetown Independent

by André Van der Wende

A Love Letter to Provincetown at the Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cataloguing the 'magnificent obsession' of six artists.


Anyone who's spent time out on the tidal flats of Cape Cod Bay can attest to their allure. Stretching a mile or more at low tide, they can feel like a bubble in time, trapped between land, sea and sky. The flats are also a repository for things lost, tossed, and forgotten, because Provincetown Harbor essentially functioned as the town dump until the 1930s.

For the six artist-beachcombers in the exhibition "Lost and Found: Time, Tide, and Treasures," on view at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis through Jan. 2, that detritus provides

both inspiration and raw material for their creative work. 



November 19, 2021

Enterprise Newspaper

by Joanne Birana-Gartner

Beachcombing Collections Inspire Art Exhibit And Book

"Lost and Found, Time, Tide and Treasures” at the Cape Cod

Museum of Art celebrates the history of Provincetown and the collector in all of us.


The show features six artists with ties to the tip of the Cape and

to each other, all of whom have relentlessly collected bits and

pieces from the Provincetown shoreline and used them, either

directly or indirectly in their work. The artists featured in the show are Amy Heller, Gail Browne, Judy Berkowitz,

Paul Bowen, Betty Bodian and Varujan Boghosian.


The show was meant to coincide with the release of the book

of the same title but COVID necessitated postponing the opening

of the show until this year while the book was published last year. Sadly in the interim, artist Varujan Boghosian passed away. The show is dedicated to him.


Ms. Heller and Ms. Browne co-authored the book as well as

curated the show.



September 10, 2021

Cape Codder Newspaper/

and also in Cape Cod Times

by Rich Eldred

Cartography exhibit at

Cape Cod Museum of Art

ORLEANS -- In a GPS world, maps might seem quaint relics of the past. Some of us still use them for navigation, and they do indeed chart our past.


“The maps cover the past, present and future; where you came from, where you are and where you’re going to go,” explained Benton Jones, director of art at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, as he discussed "‘cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod," an exhibition that ties in with the Dennis museum's 40th anniversary.


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September 8, 2021

The Provincetown Independent

by Saskia Maxwell Keller

Walking Through- and on- History

What happens when you put maps in an art museum? First, one starts looking at them as art. A 1647 map depicting New England and New Netherland, for example, has drawings of local

fauna: deer, foxes, bears, beavers. A colorful cartouche is crowned by the Dutch coat of arms.


One also starts looking at them historically. Critically....


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September 3, 2021

Enterprise Newspapers /

by Joanne Briana-Gartner

Show Depicting Voyages and Journeys

Marks Museum's 40th Anniversary

In celebration of the Cape Cod Museum of Art's 40th Anniversary, the comprehensive exhibit "cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod" has been on view this summer and will continue unto the fall, wrapping up October 3.

"We wanted an exhibition that would highlight our anniversary and also be a metaphor for our journey," said Benton Jones, the museum's director of art...


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September 3, 2021

Artscope Online

by Sawyer Smook-Pollitt

A Voyage On The Cape

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is on a voyage. That is how the museum’s Director of Art, Benton Jones, described the post COVID-19 world for the 40-year-old institution.The Cape Cod Museum of Art is hosting three exhibitions that explore the past, present and future of artistic expression in the Cape Cod area: “Vision 2021,” “cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod,” and “Inspirations from the Dennis Conservation Land Trust” by the Printers of Cape Cod.Cape 


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June 2021

Cape Cod Art / Art Annual Magazine

A Voyage Fueled by Vision

Forty years ago Harry Holl imagined a place where the art and artists of Cape Cod could shine. Today the Cape Cod Museum of Art celebrates a bright future..


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June 22, 2021

Beth Treffeisen, Cape Cod Times

Back in the picture: Restored 1930s moviehouse murals to be displayed at Dennis art museum

DENNIS — Two recently restored art deco murals not seen by the public in 50 years were moved into the Cape Cod Museum of Art Monday to be part of an upcoming art exhibit.

The 10-foot-by-18-foot murals depicting an ocean voyage, which weigh about 300 pounds each, were last seen inside a Hyannis movie theater. They will be part of a show opening next week entitled, “cARTography: Envisioning Cape Cod.” Also on display will be rare historical maps of Cape Cod (dating from 1570); “Our Story,” "400 years of Wampanoag History; and an immersive installation by local artist and cartographer Mark Adams.



April 27, 2021  / Enterprise Newspapers

Reception Is Thursday For Cape Museum Of Art Show

“Visions/Revisions…stepping into the same river twice,” on view from April 22 through August 1, explores the theme of changing perceptions.


When creating a work of art, an artist may see her subject one way initially and then, at a later time, interpret the same subject quite differently. In this exhibition, each artist presents two works, related to each other but created at two different times with different media, approaches or vision.


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April 19, 2021

By Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod Times

She's had enough: Artist adds to Dennis exhibit
as mass shootings continue

DENNIS — Jane Lincoln has been creating a series of art pieces that
she wishes she could finish. But mass shootings in America just go on and on.

The Falmouth artist’s “ENOUGH” pieces, now hanging as a group at Cape Cod Museum of Art, are a statement against gun violence, featuring what look like shredded bullet holes set against a variety of colors to represent lives lost to mass shootings.


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April 7, 2021

By Saskia MaxwellL Keller, The Provincetown Independent

Jane Lincoln Has Had ‘Enough’ of Gun Violence

Her paper creations are powerful and visceral

“Enough is enough, and it’s time for us to take action,” said U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse after the March 22 shooting at the King Soopers grocery in Boulder, Colo.

At the time, Jane Lincoln was preparing for her show, “Enough,” at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Hearing Neguse’s words was eerie, she says — almost like déjà vu. The yearning for action was why she embarked on the project in the first place.


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March 1, 2021

Patrick Flanary, Special to Cape Cod TImes

Promise is fulfilled as artist's paper-cuts added to Cape Cod museum collection

Patrick Flanary

Special to Cape Cod Times


Fifteen years after her death at age 96, Cape Cod artist Miroslawa Pissarenko is getting the last word on her legacy.

“Paper Talks,” showing through April 4 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, is the only exhibition to ever recognize her take on the ancient craft of paper-cutting. The museum will also continue teaching that art at Tuesday classes through March 9.


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February 26, 2021

Barbara Clark, Barnstable Patriot

'Through Young Eyes' Cape Cod Museum of Art Celebrates Student Creativity


There’s an inspiring new exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art – one that celebrates the talent and variety of Cape Cod’s young artists.

Artworks created by 50 students in more than a dozen Cape schools and art education programs are now displayed at the Dennis museum in “Through Young Eyes,” until April 18.




January 29, 2021

Enterprise Newspapers /

New Shows Are On View at Cape Cod Museum of Art


Two shows opened this month at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis.

“Paper Talks: The Life of Miroslawa Pissarenko artist, horticulturist, teacher and friend” will be on view through April 4.

Miroslawa Grabowski Pissarenko (1909-2006) believed that paper talked. She told this to her good friend Peter Michael Martin as she created Polish paper cuttings called wycniaki in her own intricate style, using only a pair of cuticle scissors.




January 27, 2021

Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod TImes

Ready for COVID-inspired art? See that and 3 other new Cape Cod exhibits


The new “Creature Comforts,” on display through May 2, is a docent-curated exhibition looking at the museum's collection through the lens of "what gives us comfort" in this time of the COVID pandemic. The display includes new pieces and old favorites representing comforts of home, human connection, nature, arts and crafts, food and animals. The exhibit includes some pieces that have not previously been exhibited as well as some old favorites. The museum also just opened “Paper Talks: The Life of Miroslawa Pissarenko,” showcasing the artist’s paper cuts and woodcarvings through April 4. “Changing Tide,” a juried members’ exhibition, continues through March 14; and “Ed Chesnovitch: Man on the Marsh” through Feb. 7.

Top image: The Sled, Will Barnett, 1984

Bottom: Grandson's Sketching, Gladys Reed c 1960's



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December, 2020

Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, Cape Cod TImes

Artist's paintings document life on an East Sandwich salt marsh

Ed Chesnovitch was unfamiliar with the terrain of a salt marsh when, 12 years ago, he bought a “run-down cottage” on the banks of Scorton Creek in East Sandwich. Scorton became his backyard, and he soon began kayaking to his working studio at the nearby historic “Bird Barn” he also bought.

Chesnovitch has since constantly walked and explored the marsh, both in person and in painting. In an artist’s statement with his new exhibit at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, he describes the marsh as “both invigorating and peaceful, mysterious and magnificent, placid yet teaming with energy and life.” He says he is fascinated by that juxtaposition.