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 Night Photography by Timothy Little

November 1 – December 30, 2021

Timothy Little is a Cape Cod based photographer specializing in night photography and light painting. When utilizing this technique, a scene or object can be brought to life by painting with a beam of light, which is spectacularly evident in Little’s images. The exhibit will include selected works showcasing Tim’s astro-landscape photography under moonlit starry skies, capturing the expansive Milky Way as it stretches over familiar Cape Cod scenes. See the movement of stars as they travel through the night sky and look closely as you may even see meteors, jetliners and aurora!

Tim has spent much of the last fifteen years photographing the Cape’s National Seashore, the Berkshires, and abandoned places throughout the southwest United States. Shooting at night allows Tim to immerse himself in a world that most people sleep through and emphasizes the peaceful, meditative retreat from the busy, sunlit existence.

Little’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 and his website,, contains the area’s largest collection of night photography. On Saturday, December 4th at 1pm Timothy will be giving a presentation at the Museum in conjunction with his exhibit focusing on Cape Nights Holiday Lights titled Milky Ways to Holidays!

Special Exhibit:

Hand Weaving By Gretchen Romey-Tanzer

September 25 - December 30, 2021

Gretchen’s stunning hand woven pieces are made with fine cotton thread, using a double weave technique. The finished fabric is hand-sewn to a stretched linen canvas over a wood frame for hanging on a wall. Her works are in the collections of The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, and many private collections. In 2019, she was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Fellowship in Crafts.

Gretchen has been weaving, teaching, and living on Cape Cod for 35 years and is now running The Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery at 2623 Main St. in Brewster. The studio is open to individuals interested in learning to weave or expand their weaving skills.

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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