Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Naturescape Gallery

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


*Dates for the exhibition are subject to minor changes. Please call ahead.


Cape Cod Art Center’s Plein Air Painters

September 8 – October 31, 2021

The Cape Cod Art Center's Plein Air Painting Group will be exhibiting their artwork created at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster and at Green Briar Nature Center in East Sandwich. Both are such beautiful places to explore and paint! The exhibitions will take place at both gallery venues respective of their locations.

The CCAC Plein Air Painting Group meets all over the Cape twice a week through October. If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Kate Walls at 508-362-2909, or email

For more information go to CCAC’s website at

Long Term Exhibitors: 


James Prosek

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. 

Barbara Harmon

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.

Past Exhibitors:


Steven Koppel

Harrison Cady


Suzanna Nickerson



Cape Cod Art Center Plein Air Painters

Matt Patterson

John & Pam King

Beth Adoette


Susan Jarkek-Glidden

Johnathan Wright

Gregg Robberts

Tim Little

Richard Higgins


Mark Roderick

Tom Burns

Jean Hynes

Chris Seufert

Tom McLean

Jennifer Bovey


Jenny Bovey

John King

Sam Jaffe

Marje Miller


Liz Perry

Wayne Davis

Amazing Jules Photography

Marje Miller

Ro Morrissey & Friends

Lucy Sur & Joyce McConnell

Hans Rilling


Kate Walls

Barbara Harmon

Mark Preu

Nancy Ellen Craig

John Small

Megan O'Leary & Cally Harper


John & Pam King

Dave Holbrook

Bob Dibble

Eve Aspinwall

Kathy Nora

Megan O'Leary