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Mar
29
Wed
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.

Apr
15
Sat
Exhibit Opening – “Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Square Crowd, 2010; Courtesy of David Kapp and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

Square Crowd, 2010; Courtesy of David Kapp and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York

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.

“Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” Artist Panel @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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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

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David Kapp

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.

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Elizabeth O’Reilly

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

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.

Apr
22
Sat
Hydrangea Pruning Workshop @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Apr 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Hydrangea Pruning DemonstrationEven the most experienced gardeners can be overwhelmed by the prospect of pruning hydrangeas. Join Heritage Hydrangea Curator and expert Mal Condon to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Tools, techniques, and timing are discussed, and a hands-on demonstration will take place in The North American Hydrangea Test Garden.

Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these programs often sell out!

Additional Hydrangea Pruning Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 1:30-2:30 pm, and Sunday, April 23 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

Heritage Museums & Gardens Hydrangea Program Series: Register for all three workshops in the series (Hydrangea Pruning April 22 or 23, Success with Hydrangeas May 18 at 11:30 am or 1:30 pm, and Winterizing Hydrangeas November 4 at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm) to receive a discounted rate of $25 for Members, $55 for Non-Members for all three workshops.

About Mal Condon, HMG’s Curator of Hydrangeas:
A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. He and his wife Mary Kay owned and operated Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island, but early in 2014 they relocated to Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod and are busy re-establishing the nursery in their new location. Mal is President of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.

Hydrangea Pruning Workshop @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Apr 22 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Hydrangea Pruning DemonstrationEven the most experienced gardeners can be overwhelmed by the prospect of pruning hydrangeas. Join Heritage Hydrangea Curator and expert Mal Condon to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Tools, techniques, and timing are discussed, and a hands-on demonstration will take place in The North American Hydrangea Test Garden.

Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these programs often sell out!

Additional Hydrangea Pruning Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 am, and Sunday, April 23 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm.

Heritage Museums & Gardens Hydrangea Program Series: Register for all three workshops in the series (Hydrangea Pruning April 22 or 23, Success with Hydrangeas May 18 at 11:30 am or 1:30 pm, and Winterizing Hydrangeas November 4) to receive a discounted rate of $25 for Members, $65 for Non-Members for all three workshops.

About Mal Condon, HMG’s Curator of Hydrangeas:
A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. He and his wife Mary Kay owned and operated Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island, but early in 2014 they relocated to Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod and are busy re-establishing the nursery in their new location. Mal is President of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.

Apr
23
Sun
Hydrangea Pruning Workshop @ The North American Hydrangea Test Garden
Apr 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Hydrangea Pruning DemonstrationEven the most experienced gardeners can be overwhelmed by the prospect of pruning hydrangeas. Join Heritage Hydrangea Curator and expert Mal Condon to learn how to selectively prune your plants to improve vigor, increase bloom density, control height, and enhance ornamental value. Tools, techniques, and timing are discussed, and a hands-on demonstration will take place in The North American Hydrangea Test Garden.

Advance registration is recommended as space is limited and these programs often sell out!

Additional Hydrangea Pruning Workshops are scheduled for Saturday, April 22 from 10:30-11:30 am, and 1:30-2:30 pm.

Heritage Museums & Gardens Hydrangea Program Series: Register for all three workshops in the series (Hydrangea Pruning April 22 or 23, Success with Hydrangeas May 18 at 11:30 am or 1:30 pm, and Winterizing Hydrangeas November 4) to receive a discounted rate of $25 for Members, $65 for Non-Members for all three workshops.

About Mal Condon, HMG’s Curator of Hydrangeas:
A lifelong gardener, Mal has been collecting, propagating, and growing hydrangeas for more than 40 years. He and his wife Mary Kay owned and operated Hydrangea Farm Nursery on Nantucket Island, but early in 2014 they relocated to Yarmouth Port on Cape Cod and are busy re-establishing the nursery in their new location. Mal is President of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society.

May
6
Sat
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of “Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views” @ Special Exhibitions Gallery
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Enjoy exclusive access to this season’s special exhibit, Painted Landscapes: Contemporary Views, as part of Spring ArtWeek Boston. This private tour will take place while the gallery is closed to the general public, giving participants the opportunity to engage deeply with the artwork as Heritage staff share information that goes beyond the exhibit labels. Explore a variety of landscapes through the eyes of contemporary artists, discovering their historical influences, interpretations of sense of place, and perspectives on the environment.

Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited. Registration is free for Members, but please register so that your space(s) can be reserved.

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May
12
Fri
National Public Gardens Day @ Throughout the Gardens
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Get to know the people and plants that make Heritage one of New England’s top public gardens as part of this annual celebration, presented in partnership with the American Public Gardens Association. Sandwich residents enjoy free admission on this day, with proof of residence.

May
13
Sat
Behind-the-Scenes Auto Tour @ Automobile Storage Facility in the Automobile Gallery
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

img_5237-smGo behind the scenes with Heritage staff for an exclusive peek at Heritage’s antique automobile collection in storage. During the tour, staff will share little-known facts and stories. Participants will be admitted to “Employees Only” areas to get up-close and personal with the cars. Find out more about the work that goes into maintaining this world-class collection, including the ins and outs of moving the cars and preparing them for exhibit.

Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited and these tours often sell out! Registration is free for Members, but please register so that your space(s) can be reserved.

May
14
Sun
Mother’s Day – Free Admission for Moms at Heritage
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Heritage Museums & Gardens is the perfect place to celebrate Mom and show her how much you appreciate all that she does. Heritage is showing appreciation for moms by offering free admission to all moms on Sunday, May 14.

Heritage also offers great gift ideas to show mom how much you appreciate her:

  • Why give her a bouquet of flowers when you can give her a whole garden? A membership to Heritage offers many benefits including free admission to Heritage. Purchase a membership for mom here.
  • Honor your mother by officially naming a rhododendron at Heritage for her. Your rhododendron will be registered with the Royal Horticultural Society. To officially name a rhododendron after mom, contact the Membership Office at 508-888-3300, ext. 111.