As one of the region’s most innovative art museums, the Cahoon Museum of American Art presents historical and contemporary art exhibitions that bring art to life in unexpected and inventive ways. Housed in an authentic 1782 homestead with a modern gallery addition, the Museum welcomes visitors of all ages to learn about art and art history, to enjoy fun, family friendly events, to delight in creative programming, and to embrace the enduring story of the important folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon.
The museum has an extensive gift shop, family project area and offers docent tours. Programs include artist receptions, open houses, special events for children and families, lectures, demonstrations, and art classes. Information on all the Museum’s activities is available at cahoonmuseum.org.
The Museum serves as a unique one-stop opportunity to engage with regional culture, both past and present.
Open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00am – 4:00pm and on Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Admission: $10 general; $8 students and seniors; free for Museum members, NARM members, and children under 12.
Group tours are available, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Did you know?
The stately Colonial Georgian home was built between 1775 and 1782 by early Cotuit resident, Zenas Crocker. By 1821, his grandson Ezra Crocker was operating the place as a tavern, an important overnight stop on the stagecoach line between Sandwich and Hyannis. In 1945 the home was purchased by famous folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon and in 1984 The Cahoon Museum of American Art was founded. A modern art gallery addition was added in 2016 greatly increasing the size and scale of art exhibitions. The building’s rich history is evident both in its period details and in the Cahoon’s artistic modifications and decorative enhancements. The building is warm, welcoming and full of nooks and crannies to delight the inquisitive soul.