When: Tue Aug 21st
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: Cahoon Museum, 4676 Falmouth Road, Cotuit
Come see two extraordinary exhibitions at the Cahoon Museum of American Art this summer which show what an incredible array of pottery and baskets are being created on the Cape.
In the upstairs gallery, the Cahoon Museum will present “Come Eat at Our Table: Items for the Meal”. If you have had the chance to visit pottery studios and shops on Cape Cod, you know what extraordinary works potters are creating. This exhibition looks at works related to dining and are created by the following potters: Ron Dean, Hollis Engley, Ron Geering, Diane Heart, Tina Holl, Denny Howard, Joan Lederman, Tess Morgan, Kevin Nolan, and Gail Turner.
In the downstairs gallery, the Cahoon Museum of American Art is honored to have several Nantucket baskets from the extraordinary collection of Clara Hayes Barrett of Hingham, Massachusetts. The history of the Nantucket basket is vast indeed beginning with the Algonquin Indians.
The following talks and activities are in conjunction with the exhibitions:
Thursday, July 26 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm -- Opening Reception
Tuesday, July 31, 11 a.m. – Several of the potters will talk about their works in the upstairs exhibition
Tuesday, August 7, 11 am. – Richard Waterhouse will lead a wine and book discussion about Julie Powell’s “Julie & Julia”.
Tuesday, August 21, 2 p.m. – Nantucket basket demonstration by Lynn Barry
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 general admission, $7 for seniors (60 and over), $6 for students, and free for children under 12. More information may be obtained by calling (508) 428-7581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Cahoon Museum of American Art is to embrace the full vitality of American art from the early 19th Century to the present. As a particular emphasis, it celebrates the creative spirit of Ralph and Martha Cahoon through the preservation of both their art and house, in which they lived and had their studio. Through exhibitions and educational programs, for children and adults, it seeks to promote the appreciation and study of American Art with special reference to the art of Cape Cod and the Northeast.
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