Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Naturescape Gallery

Naturescape Gallery is a rotating art exhibit featuring artists from Cape Cod as well as the New England area.  The exhibit is located in the museum's auditorium adjacent to the entrance. Free w/Museum Admission


November/December: Kate Walls

 As a native of Cape Cod, Kate Walls of “Off the Walls Studio” is inspired by the beauty that surrounds her all year long. With each season comes a change in color and energy and her palette reflects the hues of the Cape with beautiful ultramarine blues, cadmium yellows and burnt siennas.  Recently, she has been focusing on writing and illustrating children's books.

During the months of November and December, Kate will exhibit her original book illustrations from “Cape Cod Bog Dog”, “Bog Dog’s Beach Adventure”.   “Cape Cod ABCs” and Kathleen Ready Dayan’s “Cape Cod Bear”  Included in the exhibit is a sneak peek of the newest book Kate is working on, “Ossie and Finch”.


Coming in 2015....

1. February - Lighthouse Charter School -
Students in their 6th Grade Art Class experimented with their own version of a Mexican traditional painting surface called AMATE, made from the pulp of the fig and mulberry tree. They used brown craft paper and India ink to then draw and finally paint with tempera paint  as they considered the animals and environment of Cape Cod. These original tempera paintings are inspired by the Amate Folk Art tradition.

2. March - Hans Riling - Native Plants - Photography

3.April - Lucy Sur & Joyce McConnell - Botanicals - Watercolors

4. May - Group Show headed by Ro Morrisey - Quilt Art

5. June - Marje Miller - Cape Cod Watercolors

6. July - Julie Bryant - Cape Cod Photography

7. August - Hans Riling - Bees / Insects / Native Plants - Photography

8. September/October - Wayne Davis - Aerial Photography....shark hunter


Long Term Exhibitors: 

James Prosek

CCMNH is proud to present the work of artist, author and naturalist, James Prosek.  His book Ocean Fishes, is a colleciton of 35 Atlantic fishes, all of which were painted life size based on individual specimens he traveled to see, a journey that started right here on Cape Cod.  Naturescape Gallery is exhibiting two of his life-sized Fine Art prints; a Swordfish and a Blue Fin Tuna.   His work has been shown in numerous esteemed galleries. 

James Prosek - artist, author and naturalist








Barbara Harmon

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History is proud to present  nature illustratror, Barbara Harmon. Her work is created through a combination of traditional art and digital work in Photoshop or Illustrator. The work comes from her solid foundation in traditional “board art” (watercolor, gouache, airbrush, pen and ink, scratchboard, colored pencil, oil, acrylic). A Master’s degree in Medical Illustration (University of Illinois at Chicago) and a Bachelor’s degree in both Zoology and Fine Art (University of California, Berkeley) have provided her with the basics of the academic and technical tools she applies in creating her vivid images.

 Barbara’s latest mural can be seen in the Main Hall depicting the four habitats around the Museum; the upland forest, fresh water wetlands, marsh, and the beach.

Barbara won both the People's Choice (Ralph Sweet) Award with the Association of Medical Illustrators', and Best in Show with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators in 2010.



Past Exhibitors:


Dave Holbrook

Dave Holbrook

Bob Dibble

Bob Dibble











 Eve Aspinwall

 Eve Aspinwall













Kathy Nora

Kathy Nora






Megan O'Leary

Megan O'Leary