Populated with quaint villages, seafood shacks, lighthouses, ponds, and ocean views, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has long been a favorite destination — and home — for artists. The Cape Cod Museum of Art, which encapsulates the artistic wonders and history of the peninsula, has added another jewel to its crown.
2016 is the year that the Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA) will celebrate its 35th anniversary. It features a stunning and robust permanent collection of over 2,000 works of art from more than 500 artists, and one only need to walk through its doors to understand the significance of Cape Cod and Provincetown for generations of artists working in every style and every medium.
On August 20, the museum excitedly announced the publication of its first ever permanent collection catalogue — a beautifully illustrated and written book that vividly captures the fascinating artistic tale of the Massachusetts peninsula. Art from Cape Cod: Selections from the Cape Cod Museum of Art is co-edited by Edith A. Tonelli, Ph.D. and Deborah Forman. Tonelli, the museum’s director, will be on hand for an entertaining presentation and book-signing on September 9, 2016 at the museum.
The spellbinding 272-page book features 122 artists and their prized works, “which are included in this fine collection that has been built over three decades,” the museum writes. Tonelli, speaking about her forthcoming presentation on September 9, remarked, “We hope that it will feel a bit like the book has come to life within the galleries. We want the visitor to walk through the museum as though they are walking through the pages of the book. We present so many dramatic temporary exhibitions throughout the year, that we rarely have an opportunity to highlight our own amazing permanent collection. This is a reminder to our community about our essential mission to collect and preserve regional art, and a very special opportunity for the museum and for our visitors.”
The hardcover book is priced at $59.99 and can be found here. To learn more, you can also visit the Cape Cod Museum of Art.
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