What do artists John James Audubon, Thomas Hart Benton, Martha Cahoon, Carmen Cicero, Salvadore Del Deo, Red Grooms, Charles Hawthorne, Henry Hensche, Hans Hofmann, Jasper Johns, Karl Knaths, Blanche Lazzell, Sister Mary Corita Kent, Herman Maril, Ross Moffett, Robert Motherwell, Anne Packard, Selina Trieff, Jamie Wyeth (and 500 more!) have in common? Their work is represented in the permanent collection of the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, Massachusetts!
In a “first” for the Museum, the upcoming fall exhibitions will be a complete re-installation of the museum with highlights of the permanent collection, in celebration of another “first”: a 304-page lavishly-illustrated and revealing book, Art From Cape Cod, published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. All 6,000-square-feet of exhibition space, upper and lower galleries, will be devoted to the permanent collection of works from the mid-nineteenth century through today, with installations focusing on several themes: “Historic Treasures,” “Into the 21st Century,” “The Provincetown Printers,” “Wondrous Works on Paper,” and more.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website
Whether you go or not, Art From Cape Cod: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art, highlights 122 artists and their works, which are among the Cape Cod Museum of Art's 2,000-piece collection that has been built over three decades. Artists have had a rich tradition on Cape Cod, including the long-standing art colony in Provincetown that has drawn thousands of artists to this grand land. On the occasion of its 35th anniversary, the museum celebrates these artists who created pristine realism, impressionistic landscapes, insightful portraits, luminous still lifes, modernist paintings, and sculptures, abstract adventures, and dramatic photographs, drawings, and prints. Along with the images, biographies of artists who represent the major art movements of the last 150 years, give insight into their remarkable talents and accomplishments, and a perspective on the creative culture on Cape Cod.