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February 10, 2023

Cape Cod Times

by Gwenn Friss

Wine, music and pasta: Mangia al Museo at Dennis Art Museum

It’s all about the bowls.

Well, the more than 300 twice-baked, handmade, no-two-alike ceramic bowls — plus the pasta sauce from six local chefs competing for bragging rights at Cape Cod Museum of Art’s seventh annual Mangia al Museo 2023 fundraiser.

Although the event is not until March 11, the 250 tickets are on sale now and going quickly, so museum officials are getting the word out, said Joyce K. Groemmer, marketing manager for the Dennis museum where the event will be held.

“And part of the biggest news is that we’re doing it again in person after two years of virtual events,” Benton Jones, the museum's director of art, said.


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January 18, 2023

Cape Cod Times

by Heather McCarron

Focusing on the dune shacks:
Provincetown photographer crafts book of 'primal landscape'

Jane Paradise shares experience Jan. 20 with talk slide show at Cape Cod Museum of Art,which will exhibit her dune shack photos May 3 to July 30.

Jane Paradise has long been attuned to the alluring call of the dunes and felt the pull toexplore their austere beauties, to enwrap herself in the sounds of rising and falling waves,wind-surfing gulls, susurrating sea grasses, and endless grains of sand skittering and shiftinglike infinitesimal shards of glass.



January 11, 2023

The Provincetown Independent

by Abraham Storer

Reconsidering the Artistic Legacy of
Charles Heinz

His paintings of local landscapes reveal a bold and visionary artist

A fickle system determines which artists are remembered and which are forgotten. The OuterCape has its canon of artists. Some are known internationally, like Edward Hopper, whileothers are remembered more locally. But some have fallen offthe radar.

Charles Heinz was active in Provincetown from the late 1920s until his death in 1953. Although unassuming, he built a solid reputation for himself.


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December 21, 2022

The Provincetown Independent

by John D'Addario

Margo and Zimilies:
Ukrainian Roots Both Subtle and Explicit

Two exhibitions at the Cape Cod Museum of Art reflect the heritage and resilience of the Ukrainian people

DENNIS — The Ukrainian flag — unfamiliar to many before this year but now ubiquitous — is an abstract landscape: a brilliant blue sky above the golden expanse of a field of wheat. It’s not just an emblem of Ukraine’s sovereign identity but a kind of minimalist work of art in itself.

Two current shows at the Cape Cod Museum of Art provide opportunities to engage with Ukrainian-inflected visual culture. A compact retrospective of previously unexhibited works by Boris Margo from the museum’s collection provides a valuable introduction to (or for some, a reminder of) a notable 20th-century Ukrainian-born artist with a long connection to the Outer Cape. A concurrent show by Margo’s nephew Murray Zimilies addresses the atrocities of the 2022 Russian invasion — and the resilience of the Ukrainian people — in a suite of five powerful large-scale mixed-media paintings.



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November 4, 2022

The Enterprise Newspapers/

by Joanne Briana-Gartner

Cape Museum Of Art's 'Fragile' Is Evocative And Compelling

I suspect I’m not alone in thinking things are on the verge of imploding locally, nationally andaround the world. What keeps you up at night? The housing crisis? Inflation? Climate change?Gender and race inequality? War in Ukraine? Your children’s future? Your grandchildren’s?

In their show at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, artists Frank Anigbo and Richard Neal convey the emotions brought on by the fears that simmer beneath the surface for many of us. They didn’t do it individually, but collectively their show “Fragile” is both the comfort of family and the burning urgency to act.



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Burn it Down by Richard Neal. Photo by Robert Nash.

October 26, 2022

The Provincetown Independent

by Abraham Storer

Arts Briefs

Painting the Fragility of Human Experience

The work of Frank Anigbo and Richard Neal is a provocative study in contrasts. Anigbo’s is delicate, with subdued color; Neal’s is at the other extreme, with its dramatic use of color and fiery imagery. “Fragile,” their two-person exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art (60 Hope Lane, Dennis), raises questions about race, domesticity, innocence, and violence. 



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September/ 29, 2022

Cape Cod Times / Barnstable Patriot

by Barbara Clark

Cape artists pair paintings in exhibit that calls attention to 'fires ignited by racism'


The surprise of contrasts and connections lies at the heart of a new exhibition at Cape Cod Museum of Art, where two Barnstable artists have come together for an unusual pairing in the aptly titled show “Fragile.”

Paintings by Frank Anigbo and Richard Neal will share the walls of two galleries at the Dennis museum, which will display close to 25 of their works from Oct. 6 to Dec. 31.

Museum officials have described the show as “a commentary on the literal and figurative fires ignited by racism.” The artists, who worked independently, realized that in pairing their work in one show there was “a combined power greater than the sum of the parts,” according to museum information.



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September/October 2022

Cape Cod Life Magazine



The literal and figurative fires racism ignites will be the focus of the Cape Cod Museum of Art's exhibit Fragile, featuring the paintings of artists Frank Anigbo and Richard Neal and the poetry of writer and visual artist, Lauren Wolk.

While Anigbo's paintings, done in an ethereal palette, focus on the vulnerability of families living in a racist world, Neal's works are radically different, bold, dark, often depicting infernos in the act of destroying human creation. Together

the two present a study in contrast.



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The Painter's Daughter, Frank Anigbo

Photo by Robert Nash


Provincetown Arts

by Lauren Walk

Truth and Beauty: The Fragile Exhibition

Art by Richard Neal and Frank Anigbo


WHEN RICHARD NEAL AND FRANK ANIGBO ASKED ME TO CURATE AN EXHIBIT OF THEIR ART, I was honored and intrigued, and curious about what I’d find when I met them on a cold afternoon late in 2021 to look at their combined work.


Neal is a sixty-six-year-old white man who makes art at the Schoolhouse Studios in Barnstable Village. Some of the paintings he showed me that day were of simple structures that felt like sanctuaries, but most were filled with fire. Raging, uncontrollable flames consuming the homes of the poor. Anigbo is a fifty-five-year old Black man who works in his home studio a short walk from the Schoolhouse. His paintings were primarily of his beautiful family. His wife. His young son. His tiny twin daughters. The soothing features of the home they share. I looked at the disparate images. The artists asked what I thought. My reaction was immediate and absolute, but I was still shy about giving it.



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Richard Neal and Frank Anigbo, 2022 

Photo by Robert Nash

October 13, 2022

The Provincetown Independent

by Abraham Storer

Jack Coughlin Makes His Marks

A retrospective charts the artist’s 60-year fascination with people and animals

Jack Coughlin’s Golden Cod Gallery has been a Wellfleet mainstay since he and his wife JoanHopkins took over the space in 1964. The low-lying shingled building stands near a bend inCommercial Street across from Uncle Tim’s Bridge and Duck Creek. The couple, both artists,have used the space to display Hopkins’s landscape paintings and Coughlin’s graphic work —usually portraits and pictures of animals.


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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