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.

Steve Swain

Steel Sculptor | Custom Marine Installation
Friday, May 27, 2022 - December 30, 2022

Steel sculptor Steve Swain is an accomplished artist, architectural designer, craftsman, and boat captain. He is responsible for creating several notable local restaurants and buildings. His last project before switching to art full-time was designing and overseeing construction of the restaurant Pearl in Wellfleet and the restoration of Duffy Gardinier’s Tug Boat shack, saving the last of old clam shacks from the wrecking ball and creating The Frying Pan Gallery on Wellfleet Harbor Pier where Steve designs and hand builds steely renditions of marine life. In the fall of 2019, a second Frying Pan Gallery was opened in Orleans.

In his secluded studio Steve seeks inspiration in nature and credits the great outdoors for his creativity and compositions. His custom marine installation at the Museum is an amazing design and work of art highlighting the ocean world of bait fish, bass, and great white sharks.

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Paul Caiger

Photographer | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - September 4, 2022

What lives in the ocean where sunlight ends?

It’s dark. It’s vast. And it’s the home of countless creatures that are as strange as they are mesmerizing, but they are all uniquely adapted to life at the very limit of sunlight in the ocean. The twilight zone is a critical part of our ocean—yet because it is so remote and inhospitable to humans, scientists have not yet been able to study it in detail. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's (WHOI) Ocean Twilight Zone Project is on a mission to expand knowledge of the zone: to discover more about its creatures, their behavior, their place in global food webs, and the important role they play in regulating Earth’s climate.

Photographer Paul Caiger was a postdoctoral investigator at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 2018-2020 in the Ocean Twilight Zone Project and in the lab overseen by WHOI fish ecologist Joel Llopiz. While there, he focused on acoustic ecology and the life history and behavior of twilight zone fishes. His photographs have become a critical part of the Ocean Twilight Zone Project’s efforts to convey the beauty and mystery of life deep beneath the surface.

Joel Llopiz Ocean Twilight Zone Talk

WHOI Ocean Twilight Zone Project

Free with Museum Admission
Dates for the exhibition are subject to minor changes. Please call ahead.