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Cahoon Museum of American Art

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Address: 4676 Falmouth Rd, Rte. 28, near Rte. 130, Barnstable, MA 02635
Phone Number: 508/428-7581
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Little pieces of Americana

This museum largely focuses on the work of Ralph and Martha Cahoon, with rotating exhibits of local artists. It is a small - even after the renovation is complete, you only need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Needham, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This museum largely focuses on the work of Ralph and Martha Cahoon, with rotating exhibits of local artists. It is a small - even after the renovation is complete, you only need 1-2 hours. Ralph's style is primitive american and focuses on mermaids - a nice add-on to a cape vacation!

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Albany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We love the folky art works of the Cahoons. My personal favorite is the large Sailors Valentine we saw on display here. The revolving display are art works from the various "brush offs." We just can't wait until the restoration work and large addition is completed at their historic location as there will be so much more Cahoon art than... More 

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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Cahoon Museum in Cotuit, Ma is currently expanding to house its extensive collection of both Ralph and Martha Cahoon paintings and other important examples of historic Cape Cod art forms. For the present, the temporary collection is located in Mashpee just off the Rt 28/Rt 151 rotary on the north side of Rt. 151. You will enjoy its active... More 

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Elmvale
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Cahoon is worth the visit if you are interested in American art. They are in a temporary location so a little light on what is being displayed but it was enjoyable to see the exhibit of ship paintings and the very whimsical work of Ralph Cahoon, a man with a love of mermaids!

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Cotuit, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The ocean there is clean and fun, beaches are beautiful and nice walking. We went sailing on a private boat that Leslie recommended and our trip was great. The best time of year there is July and August. Plan plenty of time to go to the boats to Mathas Vinyard and Nantucket because it tends to be crowded but worth... More 

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Although it is located in temporary quarters, Mashpee Commons, the Cahoon Museum is a great museum with a focus towards New England art. Housed in original home of primitive artists Martha and Ralph Cahoon, that is now receiving a new addition and renovations that will bring it to a better future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

A small, wonderful gem on Rt. 28. After many years driving past, my mother and I finally stopped in. We were so glad we did. The museum is full of history and charm, housing the art work of Ralph and Martha Cahoon. It is worth the visit!

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The museum is housed in a former farm house and former home and workplace of Ralph and Martha Cahoon who were Cape Cod artists. The exhibits consist of their work as well as visiting art exhibits. The museum has an interesting store, and next door is an antique store well worth visiting.

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

You could easily drive right by this splendid small museum, the former home and workplace of Ralph and Martha Cahoon, two Cape Cod artists who restored this fine example of 18th century architecture. But you are caught by the imposing antique beauty of the building itself. Inside, another delight awaits with the exhibition of the artists' lighthearted view of Cape... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This extraordinary museum of American art showcases the art of Ralph and Martha Cahoon, artists of American primitive art, and many excellent exhibitions. It has to be seen to be believed. The museum is housed in the home occupied by the artists, Martha and Ralph. The gift shop displays art of the Cape.

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