Cahoon Museum of American Art, Barnstable

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The Cahoon Museum of American Art is an art museum located in Cotuit, Massachusetts. It features fine art, folk art and American art from the 1800s through the present. Public programs include a series of annual changing exhibitions, tours, artist's talks and workshops, and family activities.
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  • This a great small museum. It has an eclectic mix of art that is well displayed. Children would not get bored here. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly. 
    This a great small museum. It has an eclectic mix of art that is well displayed. Children would not get bored here. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and friendly.  more »
  • We would pass this all the time and finally we stopped in. What a wonderful little museum. The house itself is a wonder to walk through. The Cahoon’s artwork is both beautiful and whimsical. The new.....  more
    We would pass this all the time and finally we stopped in. What a wonderful little museum. The house itself is a wonder to walk through. The Cahoon’s artwork is both beautiful and whimsical. The new.....  more »
  • This is a hidden gem of Cape Cod folk art history, a beautiful tribute to the Cahoon's artistry, and a dynamic platform for high quality contemporary artists' revolving exhibitions. 
    This is a hidden gem of Cape Cod folk art history, a beautiful tribute to the Cahoon's artistry, and a dynamic platform for high quality contemporary artists' revolving exhibitions.  more »
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  • Beautiful museum...inside & out! Kellie gave us the tour of the Scrimshaw Whale Bone Carving Art, the Mark Perry wood carving art & the Cahoon Original Home 🏡 & paintings art... really nice museum with the Historical Home with wide pine painted & stenciled floors blended with a modern addition with Hickory Floors. Nice gift shop too.
  • I think it's a lovely museum located in two former artists' home. The woman worked in stencils and her husband was famous for his mermaids. We viewed 2 current exhibits from numerous scrimshaw artists, which was fascinating, and wood sculptures from another artist. Much of the family's furniture was moved to house these exhibits.
  • A wonderfully quaint art museum run by passionate volunteers. I loved the Cahoon family art and the dedication to preserving their home. A nice little piece of New England history, great for a day trip. My partner and I attended their winter wonderland night a couple days ago. We got to make ornaments as keepsakes.
  • Did you know that Scrimshaw meant Whale Art? Come see giant pie-cutters (pizza-cutters) made out of whale bone/tooth. Guides are fantastic, in the spirit of the Cape.
  • What a hidden gem. Went with friends after they "discovered" this fine museum. Small but very well curated. A couple of special exhibits that were fascinating, almost mystical. Nice art. Interesting. The permanent exhibits are well chosen to represent the artists who own the property at one time. This is worth going to a few times a year.

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