Our 70th Anniversary Events

Cape Cod Art Association (now called Cape Cod Art Center) was established in 1948. Several artists, led by Dr Fritz Talbot, wanted to open an art gallery for exhibits, classes and getting together. Our first location was in Hyannis. We will be installing five exhibits of our history in our Lobby-please stop by to see them as there are many Cape Cod Artists that were part of our history over the seventy years and you might recognize the names!

Lobby Exhibits

Now in our Lobby 1947-48 Leading the Way – Pays tribute to CCAA’s founder: Dr Fritz Talbot

Opening January 18 – 1949-1969 Defining Dreams, Changing Places – Documents the years in Hyannis as the group moved to ever larger spaces while hotly debating the practices of “traditional” objective and “modern” abstract painting.

Opening in March – 1970-1985 Roots Down, Building Up– Documents CCAA’s move to Barnstable Village where it designed and built its current building, but not without controversy

Opening in June – 1986-1999 One Center, Many Artists – Shares how jurying sets high standards and highlights some well-known Artist Members

Opening in the Fall – 2000-2018 Changing Times, Changing Needs – Chronicles how CCAC is meeting the challenges of the 21st Century-from changing demographics to changing technologies and maps out a plan for its future.

Special Exhibits
2018 Cape Cod Art Scene – A Photographic Online Exhibit with works submitted by the public, documenting pictures of the Visual Arts on Cape Cod, every month of 2018
One Building, Many Artists–a 70 Year Retrospective of our Artists June 18-July 15- in the Talbot and Shire Galleries-Entry by Invitation only

Special Events
70th Anniversary Book will be published tracing our history and the art world climate on Cape Cod.

Lectures – We will be holding several lectures about founding Artists- open to the public
May 23 at Noon Dr Edith Tonelli speaking about founding artist Vernon Smith

Birthday Bash Reception  July 7 from 2PM to 6PM- we will be holding a Birthday Bash in our building, celebrating the Incorporation of Cape Cod Art Association and the opening of our current building.