Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art & the Cahoon Museum of American Art
On display at the Cahoon Museum
August 1- September 5
On display at the Cape Cod Museum of Art
September 24 - December 6
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.
Sponsored by an Anonymous Trustee
Image: Thomas Hart Benton, Island Hay
The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020
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. Although we have selected finalists for 2020, The Playhouse postponed all this summer's performances, and likewise, this competition has been postponed, rescheduled to occur in 2021. The competition will award the winner with a dedicated appearance on the Playhouse’s 2021 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 in the Spring of 2021 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition takes place in two rounds. In round one Round One, finalists are selected. Artist submit a sample of three examples of their work for first round consideration. Submitters are then 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 select five finalists. The 2020 finalists will have an automatic buy to be a finalist in 2021. Their works are seen in the above slideshow.
An unveiling reception is scheduled for Spring 2021 at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. Come see all finalists submissions and the work selected as the winner for the the The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2021.
More information about these talented artists forthcoming...
Found, Formed, Fused
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.
Image: Michelle Lougee, Trace