Cahoon Museum of American Art, Barnstable

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The Cahoon Museum of American Art is an art museum located in Cotuit, Massachusetts. It features fine art, folk art and American art from the 1800s through the present. Public programs include a series of annual changing exhibitions, tours, artist's talks and workshops, and family activities.

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  • I had gone out of my way to make a reservation on March 18, the very first day of the 2021 season and I was not disappointed by the paintings of Scott Prior, a Cape Cod native. His use of texture...  more »
  • Small, but very nice historic local museum. Small fee for entry and several rooms dedicated to the family founders of the homestead, turned museum. Whimsical and historic artwork and decorated floors....  more »
  • You'll realize when you see them that you have seen drawings and paintings by the Cahoons before or at least ones that were inspired by them. The mermaids in the kitchen with Julia Child as a mermaid is definitely a must-see. Reading about their seashell art it might sound kind of hokey but they are amazing, beautiful and so intricate. Prepare to be fascinated,and you may very well want to bring home a unique souvenir from their gift shop.
  • Quaint little museum. We went to see the Sailors Valentine exhibit, make sure to catch it before it ends in early September. They are charming.

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