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Highfield Hall & Gardens’ own Jo Ingersoll, Co-Executive Director, Chief Interpretation and Engagement Officer and an expert on late-nineteenth century design, and textiles, curates a one-of-a-kind show honoring the concept of home and its physical, spiritual, and symbolic elements.
Personae Gratae: Begin at Home, January 2020.
The show opens the 2020 season for the house and frames the historic home, Highfield Hall, as a valuable cultural resource from our past. The exhibition honors the notion of home, and places the Victorian period house in its greater historical context. The scope of the installation will include objects from the late-nineteenth century, decorative arts and artifacts of the Colonial Revival movement, and galleries showcasing contemporary art.
World-Renowned Sculptor Patrick Dougherty To Create Monumental Stickwork Sculpture at Highfield Hall and Gardens Installation Begins Monday, June 3
Internationally-acclaimed sculptor Patrick Dougherty brings Stickwork to Highfield Hall and Gardens, beginning June 3. Drawing inspiration from the area, Dougherty will work with a team of community volunteers over a three-week period to create and build a site-specific, one-of-a kind, large-scale stick sculpture of woven branches on Highfield’s front lawn.
Holidays at Highfield Will Engage All Your Senses and Inspire Fresh Holiday Decorations, November 2018
This year’s Holidays at Highfield will engage all your senses with the sound of music, culinary delights, scents of fresh cut holiday greens, and elegantly arranged décor inspired by nature. Many of the annual holiday favorites including the curated local artist gift gallery, Any Soldier letter writing project, international crèche collection, and visits from Santa will also be part of the family fun event at Highfield Hall & Gardens from November 23 through December 2, 2018.
Contemporary Tapestry From New England and Beyond On View This Fall at Highfield Hall & Gardens, August 2018
Tapestry in New England & Beyond, on view September 9 through October 31 at Highfield Hall & Gardens, is a comprehensive and poignant exhibition featuring the work of more than 30 renowned contemporary tapestry artists. The exhibition marks the second collaboration with The Fiber Art Network/Fiber Art Now and includes work by artists associated with Tapestry Weavers in New England (TWINE), as well as selected works from artists across the country and Canada. Curated by Marcia Young, editor in chief of Fiber Art Now, the exhibition showcases the remarkably wide range of style, subject, and vision evident in contemporary tapestry weaving today.
Highfield Hall & Gardens Installs the Music Garden, a New Experience to Enjoy Music, Art and Nature, August 2018
There’s a new music garden at Highfield Hall & Gardens, another great reason to go outside and play on the lush grounds of this historic Falmouth estate.
Bluegrass on the Lawn is Back at Highfield Hall & Gardens with Boston-based Mile Twelve and Twisted Pine on Sunday, August 12, July 2018
For the eighth annual Bluegrass on the Lawn, Highfield Hall & Gardens will host its summertime outdoor music festival with Boston-based headliner Mile Twelve joined by Twisted Pine on Sunday, August 12th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Both bands have performed at major bluegrass festivals and toured internationally. Everyone is welcome to enjoy foot‐stomping entertainment for the entire family on the Highfield Hall lawn. Free-will donation.
Highfield Hall & Gardens’ Summer Art Exhibitions Showcase the “Unexpected”, June 2018
This summer at Highfield Hall & Gardens there are several unexpected twists: contemporary ceramics that rely on ancient firing techniques, whimsical art that defies boundaries, giant outdoor musical instruments, and a geodesic dome.
Highfield Hall & Gardens Showcases Work By Internationally Recognized Ceramicist Chris Gustin and Other Nationally Recognized Artists, June 2018
This summer Highfield Hall & Gardens will feature its first exhibition of contemporary ceramics with the work of internationally recognized ceramicist Chris Gustin and other nationally recognized artists. CrossCurrents: Movements in Contemporary Ceramics will bring together Gustin’s work along with eight artists with whom he has worked collaboratively during the last 40 years. Another section of the exhibition will showcase the work of 32 ceramicists that have come from across the United States to fire their ceramics in Gustin’s Japanese-style anagama kiln in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
Spring Open House Celebrates the Woods at Highfield Hall & Gardens, May 2018
Highfield Hall & Gardens kicks off the 2018 season with a Spring Open House on Sunday, May 6th from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM with five inspiring art exhibitions which bring the woods inside and invite visitors to attend outdoor docent-led tours and a festive maypole celebration. Artist receptions, live music, floral, woodturning and carving demonstrations will also be part of this free community event.
It’s All About Art at Highfield Hall & Gardens’ Fall Open House on September 10, September 2017
Highfield Hall & Gardens will open its doors for a Fall Open House on Sunday, September 10 from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Admission is free to this annual event that highlights the artwork of local and regional artists.
International Pianist Sandro Russo from Sicily to Perform at Highfield Hall & Gardens on Sunday, October 8, September 2017
For the first time on Cape Cod, international pianist Sandro Russo will perform at Highfield Hall & Gardens on Sunday, October 8th at 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The program will include works by Debussy, Chopin, and Liszt.
Miniature Fairy House Exhibition Returns to Highfield Hall & Gardens, February 2017
Much to the delight of visitors young and old, fairy houses will reappear in the manicured gardens and wooded walkways of Highfield Hall & Gardens this summer. The exhibition begins at Highfield’s annual summer open house on June 25 from 12:30 pm–3:00 pm. The exhibition will run through September 4, 2017 and admission, which includes a fairy location map, is $5 and children are free.
A Greener Tomorrow at Highfield Hall & Gardens
Community Collaboration with Woods Hole Research Center & Tesla of Cape Cod, October 2016
Highfield Hall & Gardens in Falmouth and the Woods Hole Research Center along with Tesla of Cape Cod are teaming up for a special community collaboration, A Greener Tomorrow on Friday, November 4, 2016 at Highfield Hall. The event will take place from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, beginning with an offer to test drive a Tesla followed by presentation by Dr. Max Holmes at 6:00 PM.
60th CWAJ Japanese Print Show Travels to Highfield Hall & Gardens, April 2016
The show of over 200 art works will travel to Highfield after its premier in Tokyo and will feature the top printmakers in Japan today. The exhibition will be held from June 23 to September 14, 2016. The opening reception will be on June 26 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and all are invited and welcome. The prints will be available for sale and will benefit the CWAJ scholarship and education programs and Highfield Hall & Gardens.
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