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The Massachusetts South Shore is known for Plymouth and the Pilgrims, Cape Cod for summer beaches, sun and fun, but both have interesting art collections.


The museum in Plymouth recalls the Pilgrims in paintings, sculpture, and craft objects. Cape Cod has always attracted painters and sculptors—and still does.


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Collections and exhibitions concentrate on the art and artists of Cape Cod, and the works that influenced them, including those of Arthur Bauman, Varujan Boghosian, Alexander Calder, Sal Del Deo, Edwin Dickinson, John Joseph Enneking, Joseph Eliot Enneking, R H Ives Gammell, Arnold Geissbuhler, Charles Hawthorne, Robert Henry, Henry Hensche, Hans Hofmann, Robert Douglas Hunter, Hilda Neily, Haynes Ownby, and Selina Trieff. More...


Art Complex Museum

Gifts of art, principally American landscape painting, by Carl A Weyerhaeuser and Edith Greenleaf Weyerhaeuser founded this collection, including works by George Bellows, Dennis Miller Bunker, Charles Burchfield, John Fabian Carlson, Jasper F Cropsey, John Joseph Enneking, Sanford Gifford, Lowell Birge Harrison, George Inness, Albert Insley, John Francis Murphy, Arthur Parton, John Singer Sargent, George Gardner Symons, Dwight W Tyron, Charles Woodbury, and others. More...

which include sculptures by George McGoff and Dale Rogers, prints by Leonard Baskin, Japanese works collected by Dr David Blau,


Pilgrim Hall Museum

Pilgrim Hall has arms and armor, furniture (chairs, chests, cradles), books, 17th- and 18th-century personal and household items, the remains of the Sparrow-Hawk (a 17th-century transatlantic ship), and paintings of historical scenes having to do with the Pilgrims' story. The oldest, by Abraham VerWer, was painted in the early 1600s; most date from the 1800s and 1900s. There are also portraits of people associated with the Mayflower and the Pilgrims. More...


Provincetown Art Association & Museum

Provincetown, at the tip of Cape Cod, has been a thriving artists' colony since the 1800s. The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), founded in 1914, is a professional association of 700 contemporary artists. Its collection of more than 3000 artworks by 700+ artists, was gathered over a century. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Stairway in Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA

Modern art? No! A view up the stairway of the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown MA.





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