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Spyglass Winter 2015

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Exhibitions 2015

 

 

While the Cahoon Museum is being renovated please join us in our temporary exhibition space at Mashpee Commons. We are temporarily located at 30 Bates Road, Mashpee Commons. When we have more information about the timing of our move back into our upgraded Museum we will let you know.

 

June 23 - August 23, 2015

BEFORE & AFTER: the 25th Anniversary of the Great Brush Off

Come join the Cahoon Museum in the celebration of our 25th Anniversary of our annual art auction festival, The Great Brush Off.

The Before & After exhibition will include works from 25 artists whose influence made the Great Brush Off so successful for 25 years and many of the 25 paintings featured in the Great Brush Off publicity each year.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE EXHIBITION:

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, June 26 from 5:30-7:00pm
This special fundraising Opening Reception will be festive, with music, wine and hors d’oeuvres!
For more information please contact the Museum (508) 428-7581.
Members $25 / Non-members $30
Advanced reservations required, please call the Museum at (508) 428-7581 or email agnes@cahoonmuseum.org

GALLERY TALK
Tuesday, July 14 at 2:00pm

A Conversation with Great Brush Off Founders. President, Carol Wilgus will facilitate a discussion about the history of the Great Brush Off with many of the founding members.

GALLERY DEMONSTRATION
Wednesday, August 5 at 11:00am

Artist Betsy Payne Cook, who has contributed "wet paintings" by working on the day of the Great Brush Off for many years, will demonstrate her creative process in pastel.

Shelley Pierce Brush Off 1990

Jayne Shelley Pierce, The First Brush Off, 1990, oil on canvas

Anne Doyle Brush Off 2015

Anne Doyle, Flowers, oil on canvas, for the Great Brush Off 2015. It will be included in the Live Auction.

April 21 - June 21, 2015

COMMERCE AND THE SEA: A Celebration of Antonio Jacobsen

Come join the Cahoon Museum of American Art to celebrate incredible ship portraits.

This exhibition will focus on the wonderful maritime paintings of Antonio Jacobsen.  The exhibition will also spotlight other artists who paint incredible ship portraits including James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894), William Davis, Don Demers, D. Jerome Elwell (1847-1912),  James Kelly, William Muller, Julia O’Malley-Keyes, Xanthus Smith (1839-1929), Richard Barnett Spencer (active 1840-1874), and Lance Walker.

Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (1850-1921) sailed from Copenhagen, Denmark to New York in 1873.  He was fascinated by ships and did phenomenal oil ship portrait paintings until the photograph took the place of the oil ship portrait.

He was the son of a leading Danish violin maker and came to New York initially to make music a career. However, his love of ships took over and he lived in Manhattan until 1881, when he moved across the Hudson River to West Hoboken, New Jersey. One of his early marketing tools was to put the address of his studio on his paintings so potential buyers could find him.

His work was always of the highest quality, from his early exuberant creations, through his mature paintings with limpid water, to his controlled work of the 1900s. When Jacobsen began doing oil ship paintings, some of the clipper ships were still sailing so he was able to study them and portray their beauty first hand.

Come join us to marvel at the intense detail of these ship portraits of a bygone era that in many cases are the only records of these amazing ships.

GALLERY TALK
Friday, April 24 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Galley Talk with Bill Bourne, Head of Americana and Marine Art, Eldred’s Auctions, Gallery Talk about Antonio Jacobsen and the history of ship portrait painting

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

GALLERY TALK
Tuesday, May 26 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Galley Talk with artist Lance Walker

 

Jacobsen_Kentucky
Antonio Jacobsen, The Kentucky, oil on canvas, on loan from Beth and Ben Hesse
Jacobsen Metropolis
Antonio Jacobsen, Metropolis, oil on canvas, on loan from Robert and Beverly Dyer, photo courtesy of John Nanartowicz
Jocobsen New Jersey
Antonio Jacobsen, The New Jersey, 1903, oil on canvas, on loan from Beth and Ben Hesse
 

 
   

March 3 - April 19, 2015

FIBERWORKS PLUS

Come join the Cahoon Museum of American Art to celebrate the incredible talent of fiber artists on Cape Cod.

The majority of works are for sale and benefits Gosnold, in memory of Norman Sparre. Fiber artists in the exhibition include: Suzy Bergmann, Ramune Jauniskis, Helen Koehler, Salley Mavor, Jane Parhiala, Marcia Brown Smith, Barbara Sparre and Judy Vantine.

Come join the museum and experience the incredible talent of these fiber artists. They clearly show why the Cape is such a creative place.

GALLERY TALK
Friday, March 6 from 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Galley Talk with fiber artist Suzy Bergmann

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, March 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

GALLERY TALK
Tuesday, March 24 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Galley Talk with fiber artist Salley Mavor

 

Salley Mavor Birds
Salley Mavor, Birds of Beebe Woods, fiber, 24x30x3 inches
 
   

 

Exhibitions 2015

March 3 – April 19, 2015
Friday, March 6 Opening Reception
Fiberworks Plus
The first exhibition of the year is always a benefit exhibit; and in 2015, in memory of Norman Sparre, Gosnold is the beneficiary. Fiber artists being contacted for the exhibition include: Wendy Pratt Bagley, Suzy Bergman, Anne Grave, Helen Koehler, Sally Mavor, Toni Newhall, Jane Parhiala, Barbara Sparre, Stephanie Staltare and Rachel Switzer.

April 21 – June 21, 2015
Friday, April 24 Opening Reception
Commerce and the Sea: A Celebration of Antonio Jacobsen
This exhibition will focus on the wonderful maritime paintings of Antonio Jacobsen. We also plan to spotlight artists in our permanent collection who were influenced by Jacobsen and to include contemporary artists whom he influenced as well.

Thursday-Sunday, April 30 - May 3 Cahoon in Bloom

June 23 – August 23, 2015
Thursday, June 25 Opening Reception
Before and After: 25th Anniversary of the Great Brush Off
We will invite several founders of the Great Brush Off to help us identify artists and works for this exhibit. The exhibition will focus on painters who began their careers at the Great Brush Off and are now well known artists. We also plan to display several of the publicity paintings from previous Great Brush Offs.

Saturday, July 11 - Great Brush Off (Rain date July 12)

Thursday, August 6, from 10am - 2:00pm - Appraisal Day

August 25 – October 11, 2015
Thursday, August 27 Opening Reception
Wallace Nutting and the Colonial Revival Movement: Works from the Collection of Kenneth and Sharon Lacasse
This extraordinary collection will be augmented by Wallace Nutting works from historical societies across the Cape.

October 13 – November 29, 2015
Friday, October 16 Opening Reception
Treasures from the Permanent Collection
One of the strongest areas of the Cahoon Museum is the permanent collection, with over 375 works of art. This exhibition will present many of those works. Since the permanent collection has been in storage for many months now, this will be your opportunity to visit these extraordinary works.

Some of the artists in the exhibition will include: James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894), Martha Cahoon (1905-1999), Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982), John J. Enneking (1841-1916), Daniel J. Huntington (1816-1906), Margaret Jordan Patterson (1867-1950) and Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903).

December 1 – December 24, 2015
Friday, December 4 Opening Reception
3rd Annual Small Works Exhibition
This will be our 3rd Annual Small Works exhibit. It will showcase local Cape artists, and all the works will be for sale.