Cape Cod ART Stories and Profiles

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Celebrating Edward Hopper’s legacy on Cape Cod
In 1930, Edward Hopper and his wife Jo, spent their first summer in South Truro on Cape Cod. Having traveled through many states and France, the couple built a home on a bluff overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
In honor of Hopper’s enduring legacy on the Cape and beyond, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and…

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 Cape Cod Theatre Project

Falmouth’s Cape Cod Theatre Project celebrates its 21st season this summer. The mission of the project is to develop new plays by bringing one playwright each week in July to the Cape to develop a play. The chosen playwrights arrive on a Sunday and then a cast and crew develop the play for the next several…

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Making Music

Cape Symphony
The Cape Symphony has long offered the people of Cape Cod the opportunity to experience rich symphonic and orchestral performances. This season, the symphony says farewell to executive director, Jerome Karter, who has been with the symphony for nine years. Despite parting ways with a beloved director, the symphony carries on full steam ahead for the summer…

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Exploring Museums

Cape Cod Maritime Museum The Cape Cod Maritime Museum is a gem hidden along the waterfront of Hyannis. Featuring exhibits on boatbuilding, the maritime industry, and maritime fine arts, as well as housing a variety of masterpieces in its Boat Shed, the museum serves as a place to educate visitors about the rich nautical history of the Cape and Islands.…

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Historical Societies & Museums

Eastham Historical Society
The Eastham Historical Society is home to two historical venues, which host a number of activities and events for the summer season. Built in 1741, the Swift-Daley House offers visitors a display of antiques from Colonial to Victorian times. Built in 1869, the Schoolhouse Museum is a historic, one-room schoolhouse set in its original glory for kids…

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Cultivating the Arts


Artists Association of Nantucket

The Artists Association of Nantucket promotes the visual arts on the island. Through educational programs, exhibits, and special events, AAN is busy year round fostering appreciation of the arts. In 2015, the association celebrates the opening of a new building, the Visual Arts Center, on Amelia Drive. This building allows for expanded class and workshop offerings,…

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For the ART of it

Editor’s Note

Those of us lucky enough to be part of Cape Cod Life Publications know how fortunate we are to work at something we love in a beautiful place that millions seek out every year for pleasure, inspiration, and solace. Yes, sometimes the winters are long, especially this last winter, which nearly sent some of us over the bridge in…

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Artist Profile: Kathy Weber

On a regular basis, artist Kathy Weber meets a friend at a local diner. The visit isn’t about eggs and bacon—or even in-depth conversation—it’s about taking in the surroundings.
“I sit there and sketch,” Weber says. She draws her fellow diners, who often eat too quickly for her to get down all the details, but it’s always a fun exercise. “I…

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Artist Profile: Brenda Silva

A lifelong Provincetown resident, Brenda Silva is the fourth generation of a Portuguese fishing family. That’s important to note about this artist because it’s her familiarity with this picturesque world, its legendary fishing community, and her family’s life that makes her paintings resonate. “I paint what I truly, deeply know about, and I primarily paint from memory,” Silva says.
Drawn to…

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Artist Profile: Julia O’Malley-Keyes

Maritime artists are known for their attention to detail, their nearly scientific ability to capture the intricacies of rigging, the exact swell and line of every sail, the perfect curve of each gleaming hull. Each tiny brass fitting on a yacht’s deck is rendered with an engineer’s precision. Even nature’s bounding, messy glory is captured with photograph-like accuracy.
When you meet…

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