Past Art Exhibitions2021-08-25T16:43:33-04:00

Previous art exhibitions

For all inquiries regarding art exhibitions at Highfield, contact Joanne Ingersoll, Director of Exhibitions & Interpretation.

Tel: phone 508-495-1878, x 316

Installations & Exhibitions in Review

2021 Art Exhibitions

Senioritis 2021

APRIL 28th - MAY 17th

Senioritis showcases the work of Falmouth High School art students. These graduating seniors present engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking work in a wide range of media. This will be the 15th annual senioritis show at Highfield Hall, a tradition started by Jane Baker and Barbara Milligan in 2007 as a way to feature the artistic talents of the senior students in a beautiful setting.

Hats by Elsie: A Milliner’s Treasure

APRIL 7th - JUNE 5th

Highfield is excited to host this artful display featuring millinery tools, materials, and accessories from a New Bedford milliner’s business archive. Shown throughout the interior of the house, this exhibition will be a first-time look into the work and business of Elsie Rebello, a creative entrepreneur, mother, and teacher who at the age of 92, has never stopped making hats.

Togetherness: The Front Steps Project


Togetherness celebrates and documents a unique period in the recent history of Falmouth and the surrounding communities of Bourne, Mashpee, and Sandwich. Business owner and local photographer Lee Geishecker, together with realtor and community business organizer Annie Hart Cool, produced a visual diary of people in these communities affected by the unprecedented restrictions and limits to normal life brought on by COVID 19.

2020 Art Exhibitions

Winter Wonderland Village

November 27 - December 13,  2020

New Exhibit this holiday season, keeping safety protocols in mind, is located on the front lawn with A Passing Fancy as its backdrop. In the fairy house tradition, the miniature village will be created using natural elements, and feature representations of woodland creatures, gnomes, tiny worlds, in a holiday theme if one wishes. 

Ancestry + Legacy


Ancestry + Legacy is a meditation on how past, present, and future are inextricably intertwined. Artists in the show contemplate how their own unique ancestries influence both their present lives and future legacies. This theme manifests in a vast range of media and subject matter, as each artist has a unique background and thus offers a different perspective.

Virtual Senioritis 2020

May 2020 - June 2020

This was the 14th annual senioritis show at Highfield Hall, a tradition started by Jane Baker and Barbara Milligan in 2007 when Falmouth High School was under construction.  Over the years, the show has become an event that is greatly anticipated and cherished by the senior class.  Thanks so much for helping us to continue the tradition virtually this year and giving this special opportunity to our students! 

60/60: Over Sixty Pieces of Art by Women Over Sixty

JULY 8th - AUGUST 23rd

Juried Art Show at Falmouth's Highfield Hall produced by Art Because... We are women. We are artists. We are over sixty. What do we have to say? We were teens & young adults in the 1960’s. Now, sixty years later, what is it we want to say to the world through our art? Let’s look at over sixty pieces of art by women over sixty who all grew up in the sixties. Then maybe we can answer some of these questions.

Personae Gratae: Begin At Home

January 28, 2020 - March 22, 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.

2019 Art Exhibitions

The Celtic Knot Unraveled: Paintings by Deirdre McCullough Grunwald
August 2019

The Celtic Knot Unraveled Paintings by Deirdre McCullough Grunwald This exhibit is organized by Arlene Hecht who represented Deirdre’s work for more than 20 years on Cape Cod. August [...]

Beyond Color

Beyond Color: Poetic Charcoal Musings of Flora, Fauna, and Food June 6 - September 1 Artist Sandra J. Hadley uses charcoal to explore and celebrate the world beyond color. [...]


Senioritis 2019 May 1 - May 17 Senioritis showcases the work of 40 Falmouth High School art students. These graduating seniors present engaging, inspiring, and thought-provoking work [...]

2018 Art Exhibitions

Stepping Inside the Outside: Studio Art Quilt Associates MA/RI Regional Exhibit

September 8 – October 31, 2018

We spend our lives moving from building to building, often focused on our destination, overlooking the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us. This exhibit requires that artists step outside, literally, to observe this natural environment and then share the textures, colors and patterns as well as the emotions it evokes using fiber as the medium to communicate their vision.

The Dome at Highfield

June 15 – October 31, 2018

The Dome at Highfield is a collaborative project between The Dome at Woods Hole and Highfield Hall. In keeping with The Dome at Wood Hole’s mission to create a space and forum for interdisciplinary collaboration, innovative thinking and creative making, The Dome at Highfield will introduce the local and regional community to the sorts of programs The Dome at Woods Hole will offer at its future permanent home.

2017 Art Exhibitions

“A Passing Fancy”

Come visit a one-of-a-kind Patrick Dougherty stick sculpture on the Highfield front lawn!

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