2017 Season Opening:
April 15

2017 Special Exhibit:
Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views
April 15-October 9

History on Tap
March 29 at The Pilot House in Sandwich
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  • Upcoming Events

    5:00 pm History on Tap @ Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge
    History on Tap @ Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge
    Mar 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    History on Tap @ Pilot House Restaurant and Lounge | Sandwich | Massachusetts | United States
    Grab a drink and enjoy some fascinating and fun conversation with Heritage Museums & Gardens staff, who will bring interesting objects from the Museum’s collection to share. Check out a piece of the past that most Museum visitors don’t have the opportunity to see, and join in the discussion! Participation is free, and there are no reservations required. Food and drink purchases are each guest’s responsibility.
    10:00 am Exhibit Opening – “Painted Lands... @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
    Exhibit Opening – “Painted Lands... @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
    Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Exhibit Opening - "Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views" @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
    Heritage opens for our 48th season with the opening of special exhibit Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views. This special exhibit features works by Edward Hopper, Paul Resika,  April Gornik, and 44 other premier American contemporary landscape painters in a range of styles and approaches which, when taken together, form an intimate and startlingly beautiful collection that challenges our notion of landscape painting and addresses what the genre is today. Guest curated by Lauren Della Monica. Learn more about Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views.
    1:00 pm “Painted Landscapes: Contemporar... @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
    “Painted Landscapes: Contemporar... @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
    Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    "Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views" Artist Panel @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
    Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited. Registration is free for Members, but please register so that your space(s) can be reserved. Join four contemporary landscape painters – David Kapp, Lois Dodd, Elizabeth O’Reilly, and Jim Holland – as they discuss what “landscape” means, the influence of tradition on contemporary painters, and how styles evolved over time. Following the artist panel, explore this season’s special exhibit, Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, which features artwork by all four artists on the panel. Artist Bios David Kapp was born in New York City in 1953. He attended Barnard School for Boys and graduated from Walden High School in NYC in 1970. He attended Windham College in Putney, VT, and received his BFA, and afterwards attended Queens College, Flushing, NY, where he earned his MFA in 1977. His work is in the collections of major museums in the U.S., including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, and The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1982 and he has had more than forty solo exhibitions during that time. He is represented by The Alpha Gallery,  Boston, MA,  Tibor de Nagy Gallery in NYC, and Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. He lives and works in Friendship, ME with his wife, the painter Cecily Kahn. Lois Dodd was born in Montclair, New Jersey, in 1927. She studied at Cooper Union, and in 1952 became one of the five founding artists of the Tanager Gallery, one of the first artist cooperative galleries in New York City. Dodd’s art had been the subject of more than 50 one-person exhibitions, including a retrospective exhibition organized in 2012 by the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City. The exhibition traveled to the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine, in 2013. An elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design, her many awards include the Benjamin West Clinedinst Medal and Artists’ Fellowship from the National Academy; the Augustus St. Gaudens Distinguished Alumni Award from Cooper Union; an honorary degree from Old Lyme Academy; and the Speicher, Betts and Symons Foundation Purchase Award. Her work is held in major museum and corporate collections, including Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Dartmouth College Art Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, National Academy of Design, Wadsworth Atheneum, and Whitney Museum Print Collection. She is represented by Alexandre Gallery, New York City. Elizabeth O’Reilly received her MFA from Brooklyn College, New York, and her B.Ed. from the National University of Ireland. She has participated in residencies at the Ballinglen Foundation, Ireland; the Ucross Foundation, Wyoming; the Ragdale Foundation, Illinois; and has received numerous awards, including a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. A documentary on her work, Ealaiontóir Thar Sáile (An Artist Abroad) was shown on network TV in Ireland. Jim Holland was born in 1955 in Schenectady NY. While in college he began painting with acrylics and received some valuable instruction in watercolors. In the late 70s Jim began visiting Cape Cod where he started refining the elements that would become his style, marked by stripped-down realistic depiction and a sense of solitude often found in the work of Edward Hopper—an artist for whom Jim has had lifelong admiration. The enduring themes in Holland’s paintings are the light and space near the ocean, an expansive and peaceful place with colors from brilliant to nearly monochromatic. Jim’s work has been exhibited throughout the Northeast in various one-person and group shows, and is included in numerous private and institutional collections in the United States and Europe. He lives in Brewster, MA.
    10:00 am Outdoor Artists Week @ Hidden Hollow
    Outdoor Artists Week @ Hidden Hollow
    Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Outdoor Artists Week @ Hidden Hollow
    Discover why Heritage Museums & Gardens is a magnet for families—from kids to adults of all ages—during April vacation week, with great exhibits, programs, and activities that will appeal to everyone and create memories that will last a lifetime. This season’s special exhibit, Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, presents premier American contemporary landscape painters offered in a beautiful collection that challenges our notion of landscape painting. To complement the exhibit, experienced as well as budding artists have the opportunity to create art outdoors together. At Hidden Hollow™, an enchanting two-acre outdoor discovery and exploration area that includes a giant treehouse, families can work together to build a forest mobile kinetic sculpture, nature collage, or drip sand sculpture. Families can also enjoy outdoor discovery on Heritage’s 100 acres of nature trails, woodlands, and gardens; admire gems of the automotive world in Heritage’s collection Driven to Collect—and even take a family portrait in a Model T; appreciate American history in The Heritage Collection, which tells a story about our shared history, about ourselves, and about our future; ride a vintage carousel; picnic on the grounds; and more.
  • Exhibitions