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
“Polar Earth: Portraits of a Vanishing World” photographs by John and Pam King
May 1 – June 30, 2019
Our Earth’s climate is warming at an alarming pace. These changes are forever altering the habitats of wildlife that have lived in the polar regions for hundreds of thousands of years. In recent years we were privileged to journey deep into remote polar regions of the Arctic and as well as the Southern Ocean regions of the Antarctic to witness the changes underway. This exhibition of intimate images takes a closer look at how the amazing creatures that survive are now faring in their rapidly changing environments. ~John & Pam King
John is a conservationist and world traveler, with strong ties to Cape Cod that span many generations. After finishing college, John spent more than 7 years working as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and became a licensed ship's Master at the age of 27. In more recent years, John together with his wife Pam, have been pursuing a lifelong passion to experience and record the earth’s wild places and wild things through their photography. Locally, John is the owner/skipper of the research vessel Aleutian Dream which is conducting the white shark research currently being conducted by scientists supported by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy in outer Cape waters. John is also a co-founder together with Pam, of The Common Flat Project, a conservation organization dedicated to creating awareness of the importance of earth’s biodiversity especially on Cape Cod. Their first book entitled: Wild Cape Cod, Free by Nature was published by Schiffer Publishing in 2012. Their photography and travel blog can be viewed at www.wildcapecod.com.
*Dates for the exhibition are subject to minor changes. Please call ahead.
For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.
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.