Grateful For Gifts

November 30, 2017


Exhibition on view November 30 - February 11, 2017
Public Reception December 7, 5:30 – 7 pm

Several Cape Cod Museum of Art galleries will be filled with over 50 recent gifts accepted into the museum’s permanent collection -- outstanding work by individual artists who have a significant place in the history of the Cape’s art as well as well-known contemporary artists. 


“We are so proud to include these artworks in our permanent collection and immensely grateful to our donors who are sharing our mission to preserve the Cape’s very strong artistic identity,” said CCMoA Director Edith (Deede) Tonelli. “The range and depth of our Cape-wide collection exemplifies the richness of the influence of the Cape on artists past and present. It’s our joy to be able to use these gifts to expand appreciation of the value and meaning of art in our lives.”


The Robert Spohn Collection, a significant gift of 13 small works by Cape Cod artists from the early 20th century through today, donated by a long-time dedicated docent and museum supporter Robert Spohn, will be exhibited together in the Ocean Edge gallery. 


In addition, an installation of the museum’s white-line woodblock prints, a printmaking technique created on the Cape, will include the gifts of “Red Sails with Tulips,” by artist Suzanne Packer, and “Dancing Houses” by William Evaul.  


CCMoA’s permanent collection of over 2000 artworks represents the creative depth and diversity of artists from Falmouth to Provincetown, the Islands and the region.  It extends from the Cape’s early days as a destination for artists, and later, as an incubator of influential American art movements, ri