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 with Museum Admission
Tuesday, May 4, 2022 - Thursday, June 30, 2022*
Making ceramic horseshoe crabs is Mark Rea’s full-time job. His work is a tribute to an old friend and an ancient species.
About fifteen years ago, Mark found a small horseshoe crab molt while kayaking in Rhode Island. Something struck him that day about this one small, deserted shell so he made a plaster mold, cast it in porcelain, and glazed it clear until it was bright white. Everyone seemed to love it, so he just kept going, and the colors he applies to some are simply stunning.
Now, for two months, you can enjoy and view Mark’s incredible exhibit in our Naturescape Gallery, as well as in conjunction with celebrating International Horseshoe Crab Day on Monday June 20th and during the entire week of activities emphasizing the importance of this ancient animal.
*Dates for the exhibition are subject to minor changes. Please call ahead.
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.
Cape Cod Art Center’s Plein Air Painters
Cape Cod Art Center Plein Air Painters
John & Pam King
Amazing Jules Photography
Ro Morrissey & Friends
Lucy Sur & Joyce McConnell
Nancy Ellen Craig
Megan O'Leary & Cally Harper
John & Pam King