Cape Cod Musuem of Art

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60 Hope Ln
Dennis, MA 02638

Founded in 1980, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis aims to be the center of artistic and cultural life in the region. The museum makes its diverse programs and activities available to all and exhibits artists from Cape Cod and the Islands and Southern Massachusetts.

The mission of the museum is to conserve, collect, study and interpret the works by these artists. Through education and its outreach programs, the museum encourages artistic and cultural growth and looks to preserve the artistic heritage of the region.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art features seven air-conditioned galleries, all of which house parts of the permanent collection and works from select Cape Cod artists. Visitors can enjoy the museum’s sculpture garden and find unique gifts created by artists and artisans in the museum’s shop. The Screening Room features special events and film programs The Screening Room.

Exhibits & Collections

While choosing to include regional artists in the collections exhibited at the museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art also includes the artists that have had an influence on the art world. The museum may have two exhibits where artwork from one exhibit influenced more recent artwork from an exhibit by an artist from the region.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art strives to use the exhibits to draw visitors into the world of the artists. The Cape Cod Museum of Art also crafts the exhibits to be visually enjoyable and thought provoking.

In addition to permanent collections, the Cape Cod Museum of Art displays many works that may change and sometimes feature regional artists where the museum is actively involved with scholarships of these particular artists.

Programs, Workshops & Education

The Cape Cod Museum of Art has many educational opportunities with classes, workshops and various programs that engage and encourage exploration and experimentation of one’s artistic curiosity.

The museum offers classes in pottery making or woodblock print making, which challenge participants of all skill levels. Drawing, mixed media classes and lectures about particular periods of art and or artists are other classes offered. In addition to adult classes, the museum offers children’s classes with specialized programs catering to different interests and age groups.

Museum educators are available for guided tours for children of all ages. The museum educator’s job is to fulfill the needs of visiting children and to provide an enriching understanding of the contents of an art museum.

Individuals can also become docents of the Cape Cod Museum of Art; those who wish to qualify should have an interest in art, enjoy interacting with visitors and learning about the exhibits in the museum. The docents are an enthusiastic volunteer group that leads tours as knowledgeable guides through the galleries. When volunteering as a docent, individuals state their desire and appreciation for art at the museum. The volunteers help keep the Cape Cod Museum of Art active, entertaining and fun. With the docent’s help, knowledge and dedication, the visitor’s time at the museum is enhanced and made more enjoyable.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art also offers various internships for dedicated undergraduate and graduate college students looking at careers in the museum world. These opportunities allow students to get valuable experience and make connections with experts in their field.


The Cape Cod Museum of Art holds many annual events celebrating art, artists and music! Art auctions, film programs, trips to other museums and specialized events are some examples of what the museum brings to the community.

The museum schedules many seasonal events and cultural events with concerts and hosts special events like weddings and large get-togethers.


The Cape Cod Museum of Art features a sizeable reference library that houses many books, audio-visual files, articles and extensive files on Cape Cod artists. Inside the library, there is also the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. Elton Yasuna.

Donate, Volunteer & Join

Donating to the museum has a positive impact on the experience visitors have at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, which, of course, includes the contributor’s own experience at the museum.

Volunteering at the Cape Cod Museum of Art allows for a more hands on approach at changing how visitors come in contact with and sense the artwork within the museum. Working with museum staff and other volunteers provides not only valuable work experience, but also an enjoyable and enriching adventure.

Joining the Cape Cod Museum of Art as a member allows an individual to donate and affect the museum in a positive way, as well as receive added benefits and donate on a regular basis.

No matter what type of contribution is made, any and all help the region’s premier art museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

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Located at 60 Hope Lane, Dennis MA 02638

Closed Mondays

Open Tuesday through Sunday

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