Welcome to the Cahoon Museum of American Art!

Upcoming Special Event: CAHOON IN BLOOM - Fri, May 20 - Sun, May 22


"Coming Home Again: Works by Martha and Ralph Cahoon"
Will be on view through June 26, 2016

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Join a special group of people who care about
keeping the arts alive in our community.

The Great Brush Off! 2016

Join us on the Cotuit Village Green on July 9, 2016 for our annual Great Brush Off!
A fun art festival with live and silent art auctions, food, music and fun!


We are so excited to show you the new Cahoon Museum of American Art!
Join us to see the newly restored building and new addition, plus our inaugural exhibition "Coming Home Again: Works by Martha and Ralph Cahoon." This wonderful exhibition showcases seldom seen important paintings and furniture by the renown Cape Cod folk artists from private collections.


The Cahoon Museum of American Art, in partnership with the Osterville Garden Club, will celebrate spring by hosting a special floral event, Cahoon in Bloom. Opening on Friday, May 20 and continuing through Sunday, May 22, Cahoon in Bloom features floral arrangements individually crafted by designers from the Osterville Garden Club. Each arrangement is paired with a selected painting from the Museum’s collection of American art that has inspired its design.

Cahoon in Bloom is open during regular Museum hours; special admission price for this event is: $12 General, $10 Seniors and Student and $9 for Museum and Osterville Garden Club Members. Click here for more information about the Cahoon in Bloom.

The Mission of the Cahoon Museum is...

to promote love and enjoyment of the visual arts through exhibits, educational programs, and continuing development of its permanent collection. The museum both celebrates the legacy of Cape Cod folk artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, displaying their art and preserving the historic building that was their home and studio, and embraces the full vitality of American art with emphasis on past and present artists of Cape Cod and the Northeast.