The Calhoun Museum of American Art, located in a charming home in Cotuit, MA, is a showcase for the folk art of local artists, Ralph and Martha Calhoun. Closed for remodeling and expansion this winter, the museum will re-open on April 26, 2016 and have a grand re-opening on Sunday, May 8, 2016.
Ralph Calhoun was a furniture maker and the Calhoun’s bought the 1775 house as a place to showcase his handcrafted work. After restoring and decorating their home, the two turned their talents to painting. Ralph favored folk scenes of sailors and mermaids; Martha, country scenes and flowers. By the 1960’s, the couple’s works were well-known and on display in galleries across the country.
You’ll find a wonderful collection of their paintings at the museum, as well as works by other notable American artists of the 19th and 20th century and contemporary artists. Here is the upcoming exhibition and event schedule:
April 26 – June 26, 2016
Coming Home Again: Works by Martha and Ralph Calhoun.
June 28 – August 14, 2016
Face To Face, Recent and New Portrait Studies: Works by John Friedman.
July 9, 2016
The Great Brush Off, the museum’s annual outdoor art festival
Calhoun Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA
Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Closed on all major holidays, January and February
$8/general, $7/seniors, $6/students, children under 12/free
Cotuit is about a 25-minute drive from the B&B, and guests will find lots of pretty sites along the way. Our busy season is fast approaching, so be sure to call soon to book your stay!