Naturescape Gallery is a rotating art exhibit featuring artists from Cape Cod as well as the New England area. The exhibit is located in the museum's auditorium adjacent to the entrance.
Free w/Museum Admission
The Slate for 2018:
“Cape Cod Night Photography”
by photographer Timothy Little
July 1 ~ August 31, 2018
Timothy is a Cape Cod based photographer specializing in night photography and light painting. Light painting is an imaging technique that uses a moving light source to add light to an under-illuminated subject while taking a long-exposure photograph. A scene or object can be brought to life by painting with a beam of light, which is spectacularly evident in Little’s images. He’s spent much of the last fifteen years photographing moonlit and starry skies along the Cape’s National Seashore, the Berkshires and abandoned places throughout the southwest United States.
The exhibit will include selected works showcasing long exposure photography under moonlit skies, light painting, and shorter exposures capturing the expansive Milky Way as it stretches over familiar Cape Cod landscapes. See the movement of stars as they travel through the exposure. Look closely and you may even see meteors, jetliners and aurora!
Timothy’s work has been featured in Cape Cod Magazine, Cape Cod Life, the Cape Cod Times and Visit Massachusetts among other publications. In 2013, his first book “Cape Cod Nights: A Photographic Exploration of Cape Cod and the Islands” was released by Schiffer Books. His website, www.capenightphotography.com contains the area’s largest collection of night photography.
And, on Monday, July 16th at 11:30am Timothy will be giving a presentation at the Museum in conjunction with his exhibit. Reservations at 508 896 3867 x133
Museum hours: July & August ~ Open Daily 9:30am-4pm
Free with Museum Admission
"Bluff, Beach, Hollow and Sea"
with Jonathan Wright
September 4 ~ October 31, 2018
Naturescape Gallery at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present Bluff, Beach, Hollow and Sea photographs by author and poet Jonathan Wright.
This photo journey into the broad seascape and minute natural details reflects the writer’s two-week solo residency in the Peaked Hill Dunes in the late spring of 2017, when the sun rises and sets into the open Atlantic. The storms are as startling as the sky and the sand formations; the colors of sky and sand and water and land are in full blaze. Walking with no constraint, other than being back by dark and keeping the camera dry, offers insight and whiff of liberation.
Jonathan A. Wright has been an active regional leader in sustainable design and construction since1976. The firm he co-owns, Wright Builders, Inc., recently completed two Living Building Challenge projects, achieving the highest standard of renewable and resilient design and construction. His upcoming book Spirit of the Makers will be published by Ecotone Press in 2019. His journalism has spanned several decades, and in 2018 his poetry and photograph collection Season of Dreams joined the 2014 poetry collection After the Rain. Jonathan is a US Rowing certified sculling coach, consults on sustainability, and lives in Northampton, MA
Jonathan Wright will be giving a presentation at the Museum on Friday, October 5th at 11:30am
Free with Museum Admission:
September Hours ~ open Daily ~ 11am-3pm
October ~ Wednesday – Sunday ~ 11am-3pm.
Long Term Exhibitors:
CCMNH is proud to present the work of artist, author and naturalist, James Prosek. His book Ocean Fishes, is a colleciton of 35 Atlantic fishes, all of which were painted life size based on individual specimens he traveled to see, a journey that started right here on Cape Cod. Naturescape Gallery is exhibiting two of his life-sized Fine Art prints; a Swordfish and a Blue Fin Tuna. His work has been shown in numerous esteemed galleries.
The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present nature illustratror, Barbara Harmon. Her work is created through a combination of traditional art and digital work in Photoshop or Illustrator. The work comes from her solid foundation in traditional “board art” (watercolor, gouache, airbrush, pen and ink, scratchboard, colored pencil, oil, acrylic). A Master’s degree in Medical Illustration (University of Illinois at Chicago) and a Bachelor’s degree in both Zoology and Fine Art (University of California, Berkeley) have provided her with the basics of the academic and technical tools she applies in creating her vivid images.
Barbara’s latest mural can be seen in the Main Hall depicting the four habitats around the Museum; the upland forest, fresh water wetlands, marsh, and the beach.
Barbara won both the People's Choice (Ralph Sweet) Award with the Association of Medical Illustrators', and Best in Show with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in 2010.