The Art of the Catboat

“Catboat Racing off Gay Head Light”  Oil painting by local artist, William R. Davis will be featured in the exhibit.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 to Saturday, July 6, 2013

Full Release: Cape Cod Maritime Museum is proud to present a new exhibit in our rotating gallery entitled, “The Art of the Catboat,” a diverse medium expression of the elegant Catboat design. A beautiful display of American craftsmanship, the Catboat was the inspiration Boat builder Joseph Keveney drew upon when designing three of his models, built from 1939-1943 and recently on loan to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum. In an effort to honor the heritage of this magnificent and popular boat design CCMM has invited other Catboat enthusiasts of various artistic mediums to display their creations alongside Joseph Keveney’s three large Catboat models. The new exhibit includes half hull models, oil paintings, photography, sculpture, stain glass/mixed media, a sailors’ valentine and unique and creative art works which are sure to communicate the inspiration inherent in the great design of the Catboat. The exhibit debuts for a “sneak peek” on Monday, February 18th through Friday, February 22nd, and opens again with our season on March 12th in our West Wing Rotating Gallery until July 6th. The next rotating exhibit, “Risky Business: Rum-Running on Cape Cod,” runs from July 10th through December 15th.

ABOUT CCMM: On a unique and compelling site on Hyannis Harbor, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum serves as a focal point for the Cape and Island’s maritime tradition. Boat building, cultural exhibits, maritime festivals, marine artifacts, shipwrecks, children’s programs and more flow in and out of the museum building on a year-round basis. Outreach programs and collaborations with area schools, museums, historical societies and arts institutions throughout Cape Cod continue to grow, promising new and exciting opportunities to share the maritime experience with residents and visitors alike. Cape Cod Maritime Museum is dedicated to celebrating, preserving and interpreting Cape Cod’s maritime past, present and future, and inspiring passion and respect for the sea and how it continues to shape Cape Cod.

Adult Admission $5, Students & Seniors $4, Children under 7 FREE, Members FREE

The Museum is open for its regular season on March 12, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 12pm-4pm and Mondays by appointment only.

The Museum is located at 135 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601 on the corner of South and Ocean streets just past Aselton Park in front of the beautiful Hyannis Harbor.

Joanne Harrington, Program Coordinator