Upcoming Exhibitions

The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020

Finalists  Announced!

The Cape Cod Museum of Art and The Cape Playhouse have partnered to launch a call to artists for The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020.  The competition will award the winner with a dedicated appearance on the Playhouse’s 2020 performance program covers, numbering more than 35,000 in total, at the nation’s longest running professional summer theater.  The winning work will be announced at an unveiling event scheduled for Friday, May 1 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.


The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020 takes place in two rounds.  Round one ended on March 16. Artist were asked to submit a sample of three examples of their work for first round consideration.  Submitters were asked to demonstrate a proficiency in their craft and in demonstrating the uplifting narrative on the competition’s chosen theme of “Summer Play”. From the many submissions, a panel of judges have now selected five finalists. Their works are seen in the above slideshow.


Unveiling reception is still scheduled for May 1, 2020 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art or until further notice. Come see all five finalists submissions and the work selected as the winner for the the The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020.

More information about these talented artists forthcoming...


Modern Mix

Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art & the Cahoon Museum of American Art


Only on display at the Cahoon Museum

March 17 - May 10

Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception: TBA

This collaborative exhibition of colorful, bold paintings and sculpture tells the story of the visionary collectors and community supporters who founded the museums to preserve and present the work of American artists from Cape Cod and beyond.  Highlights include works by Sam Feinstein, Arnold Geissbuhler, Betty Lane, Claire Leighton, William Littlefield, Vernon Smith, Donald Stoltenberg, and over 30 others.

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Sponsored by an Anonymous Trustee

Image: Thomas Hart Benton, Island Hay



400 years after the Mayflower arrived in North America

April 9 - June 21

Printmakers of Cape Cod (USA) and the Tamar Valley Printmakers (UK) will present a new body of artistic work, titled “Journey,” to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s historic journey to North America.


This new body of original prints, created by twenty 20 artists from the USA and 20 from the UK, will be exhibited in both countries during 2020. You can see the exhibition at the Cape Cod Museum of Art (ccmoa.org) from April 9- June 21, 2020, with a reception on April 24, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., and a Gallery talk at 4:00 p.m. preceding the reception. There will also be an opportunity to meet some of the UK artists at a potluck at the Cape Cod Museum of Art on Thursday April 9,from 6:00-8:00 p.m.


Each artist will express a personal interpretation of the theme, “Journey”, whether from a social, emotional, or historical perspective. The portfolio of 40 original prints will travel to the UK in the summer and fall of 2020 and will be shown at Torre Abbey, Torquay, from July 4-August 23, and at Theatre Royal Plymouth from September 11 to November 23, 2020.


For more information on this international event, you can visit: https://www.mayflower400uk.org



Image: Sara David Ringler, Atlantic Crossing: A Journey

Vision 2020:

Found, Formed, Fused

May 14 - August 2

More and more frequently, artists use a wide variety of material – some quite unusual, like plastic bags, stones and twigs – in their works. “Vision 2020: Found, Formed, Fused,” opening May 14 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, features nine New England artists who have created two- and three-dimensional work featuring mostly non-traditional material.


Co-curated by Deborah Pressman and Cecilia Rossey, the exhibition explores the transformation of pedestrian materials into surprising, inspiring and sculptural objects. Pressman regards artists in the exhibition as “immensely curious and fearless – it is about taking risks, going beyond paint, canvas or bronze to explore new ways of aesthetic and meaningful expressions,” she says. Consider Cambridge artist Michelle Lougee who crochets throwaway plastic bags into biomorphic objects, often sea creatures. In this way, Lougee expresses her commitment to the environment.


The installation of this exhibition at the museum enhances the total space as the works move around the perimeter and are interposed in the central area to sensually redefine the structure of the gallery and provide a holistic visual experience.


June 4, 2020



Image: Michelle Lougee, Trace



Currently Closed

We will update our reopening date when available.


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