A visit to the Cape Cod Museum of Art exhibits will inspire your senses and fill your soul during the winter doldrums.This beautiful museum located on the 23-acre campus of the Cape Cod Center for the Arts in the heart of Dennis, is a must see! CCMoA has seven galleries, a museum shop, a sculpture garden and a film screening room.
Whether you’re an art enthusiast or are just dipping your toes into the world of art on Cape Cod there’s something for you, as the museum strives for varied pieces to ensure that there’s something that speaks to each visitor, tracing Cape Cod’s artistic lineage. The museum is open year-round, a great place to. Admission is $10 with discounted pricing available for seniors, children, and students.
Founded as the Scargo Lake Museum in 1981, the museum’s goal has always been the preservation of local art and the unique style of the Cape and Islands. They were concerned that the artistic riches of the region would leave Cape Cod, dispersed to private collections and museums across the country, and lost to future generations of aspiring artists on Cape Cod and the Islands. Renamed the Cape Cod Museum of Fine Art in 1982, the museum continued to collect art created on and inspired by Cape Cod, as well as the art that inspired well known Cape Cod artists and other influential art.
Forty years on the museum is a hub of cultural life in the region, complete with seven galleries, a film screening room, sculpture garden, and museum shop. In their mission to, “Educate, inspire and excite the imagination of all by using our outstanding collection and diverse programming.” The Cape Cod Museum of art exhibits features work from its permanent collection in addition to exciting loans and traveling pieces from other collections.
Cape Cod Museum of Art Exhibits
Longing and Anticipation: “At this time of year, when the days are short and the temperature drops below freezing, we can sometimes get lost in contemplation –Longing for times gone by, or waiting in Anticipation of a more promising future.” This new exhibit that lasts until March 12th, is a compilation of the museums permanent collection that resonate with the themes of longing and anticipation.
Happy Place: This year’s CCMoA Members ‘Juried Exhibition begins on January 11th and runs through April 2nd. A selection of pieces designed to evoke feelings of our “Happy Place”, whether it take the form of an actual place, an activity, a memory, a person or even a beloved pet. These annual juries exhibition of the museum’s members
Ukranian Exhibits- the two Cape Cod Museum of Art exhibits “Ukrainian Sensibility” by Boris Margo and “War in Ukraine” by his nephew Murray Zimiles will run until near the end of the month. Boris was born in Ukraine in 1902 but later came to reside and practice his art in one of the dune shacks in Provincetown. Both emotionally moving exhibits are not to be missed.
Upcoming Events at CCMoA
“Dune Shacks of Provincetown”
On January 20th, the Cape Cod Museum of Art will host author Jane Paradise, for a book signing and author talk. Her new book, “The Dune Shacks of Provincetown” combines interpretive photographs with intimate histories of past residents of the Dune Shacks of Provincetown.
The collection of 90 vivid photographs of the various dune shacks and first-person accounts of her own residencies as well as others over the course of a decade, will inspire others to venture out to these romantic shacks by the sea and experience them first hand. The general public can also enter the lottery for the annual Dune Shack Residency Program but the fast-approaching deadline is January 15th.
Music & More Winter Concerts
The museum will host a series of 12 concerts from January 8 to April 2, 2023. All concerts are held on Sundays from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The concerts range from the Cape Cod Jazz Trio to a Celtic Winter Concert. Check out our Events Calendar for more details.
Monday is Fun Day: Art is for Alzheimers
The museum works in partnership with the Alzeheimer’s Family Support Center of Cape Cod to provide arts programming for those with memory loss and their caregivers.These Monday programs vary
The museum also offers various educational programming throughout the year. The Cape Cod Museum of Art offers adult classes from pottery to painting. Click here for the full listing to learn a new art or get re-inspired learning from a new artist. The museum also offers children’s programs both after school and during winter break.
A visit to the Cape Cod Museum of Art exhibits are a great way to get inspired and appreciate the unique artistic history on the Cape! Check the museum’s website for more upcoming events and exhibits.