End to End: Cape and Island Artists and the Land
June 20, 2023

End to End: Cape and Island Artists and the Land JUNE 20th - SEPTEMBER 3rd End to End: Cape and Island Artists and the Land The hooked shaped peninsula that forms Cape Cod has appealed to artists for well over two centuries. How the topographical and geological character of Cape Cod informs artists who make their home here is the exhibition theme for summer 2023. The land that makes up Cape Cod’s Barnstable County is relatively young in geological terms. Glacial movement that began over 25,000 years ago is evident today by Cape Cod’s diverse landscape consisting of outwash plains, [...]


May 2, 2023

Entanglements MAY 2nd - JUNE 11th Entanglements Maine Artist Nancy Grice visits Highfield Hall for Spring 2023. After years of painting representationally with realism at its core, Grice now looks to shape and color to inform her primary subject of nature. Spherical geometric forms inhabit the canvases, suggesting elements beyond our immediate sight – planetary, celestial objects, to sub-atomic particles—Grice still paints nature subjects, but the lens has been adjusted. Artist statement: I work with glazes, transparent surfaces, and interactive finishes such as metallic pigments which respond to the light in the environment. I describe forms that are [...]


no blue no green
May 2, 2023

no blue no green MAY 2nd - JUNE 11th no blue no green This Spring artist Sven Atema will present his stunningly original paintings and drawings in Highfield Hall’s second-floor galleries. A finely tuned collection of imagery appears-and-reappears in his mystical renderings. Atema works with permanent water-based pigments of which he literally and figuratively pours forms suggestive of earth and sea life onto wood, stretched linen, and paper. The artist visually expresses earth’s fragility and its dynamism at counterbalancing stress on its resources through his continuous experiments with various media. no blue no green alludes to the ocean’s significant role in sustaining [...]


Gretchen Romey-Tanzer: The Fine Art of Weaving
February 8, 2023

Gretchen Romey-Tanzer: The Fine Art of Weaving FEBRUARY 8th - APRIL 23rd Gretchen Romey-Tanzer: The Fine Art of Weaving Over fifty handwoven compositions of color and weave effects created by Gretchen Romey-Tanzer are on view from February 8 through April 23, 2023. This expansive collection of the artist’s work inhabits multiple galleries at Highfield Hall, offering visitors a unique and intimate environment in which to view these hand-loomed technically complex works of art. Made over the past three decades, with fifteen made in the past two years alone, Romey-Tanzer’s passion for her craft is evident in all that [...]


Boston Sculptors at 30!
July 5, 2022

Boston Sculptors at 30! JULY 5th - AUGUST 21st Highfield Hall hosts the Boston Sculptors Gallery this summer as they celebrate their 30th anniversary. Over 40 artists are creating site specific sculpture designed to punctuate the grounds, gardens, and public spaces inside the house. The exhibit will be in two parts, an outdoor installation will be on view from July 5th  through October 30th with approximately twenty large works. The galleries inside the house will display more than twenty works from July 12 – August 21.   Founded in 1992 by 18 artists and originally located in Newton, MA, [...]


Understory: Juried Exhibition of the Guild of American Papercutters
April 19, 2022

Understory: Juried Exhibition of the Guild of American Papercutters APRIL 19th - JULY 10th Turning Cut Paper into Art Understory refers to the rich variety of life and activity found near and on the forest floor, where little sun penetrates. A juried selection of cut paper artwork by Guild of American Papercutters (GAP) members, explores the literal and figurative understory, as well as hidden, underground, or underwater ecosystems of any kind. The Guild of American Papercutters is a membership-based community that promotes awareness about, preserves the heritage of, and advances the art of papercutting. We invite you to visit and [...]


Collectors Collecting Collections
February 9, 2022

Collectors Collecting Collections FEBRUARY 9th - OCTOBER 30th Highfield opens the exciting new Winter 2022 season with an expertly curated one-of-a-kind exhibition exploring the time-honored tradition of collecting. What one collects, why, and how one collects, will be explored throughout 2022 in the curated series of four installations titled, Collectors Collecting Collections. Whether an artistic, scientific, eccentric, or sentimental pursuit, collecting has been a passion for centuries, and understanding why people collect has been a topic of interest for many of those years. The exhibition series was inspired by information gleaned from the Beebe Family Archive stored by the [...]


Winter Village 2021
Nov 26, 2021

Highfield's Winter Village 2021 November 26 - December 12, 2021 Stickwork Installation returns this Holiday season! Before it leaves the grounds forever, we will again be creating a special outdoor holiday “village” for Highfield Hall’s Stickwork sculpture A Passing Fancy by world renowned environmental sculptor Patrick Dougherty. Located on the Highfield front lawn and in the fairy house tradition, the miniature village will be created using natural or upcycled elements and be inspired by the the theme, Time for Joy! Highfield Hall & Gardens has been a destination for those seeking fairies and whimsical miniature fairy houses for [...]


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.


Turn the Tide: Courtney Mattison
July 13, 2021

Turn the Tide: Courtney Mattison JULY 13th - OCTOBER 31st Highfield Hall and Gardens is pleased to collaborate with the Marine Biological Laboratory to bring artist Courtney Mattison to Falmouth for a unique summer 2021 exhibition. Turn the Tide explores the delicate beauty of coral reefs through the eyes of Los Angeles-based artist and ocean advocate, Courtney Mattison. Mattison hand-crafts intricately detailed and large-scale ceramic sculptural works drawing from her background in marine conservation biology and policy. Her glazed stoneware and porcelain wall reliefs and sculptural objects translate concepts from climate science into aesthetically compelling forms, bringing the [...]


SEAChange: Meditations on Sustainability
June 15, 2021

SEAChange: Meditations on Sustainability JUNE 15th - OCTOBER 31st Highfield is pleased to announce the exhibition SEAChange: Meditations on Sustainability, featuring over 100 works of art by four artists working in the encaustic medium. The artists formed the Elemental Collective through which they engage in critical discourse and art practice addressing and raising awareness of current issues in society and the environment. Each artist makes use of organic forms and abstractions and is inspired by nature and its processes, such as earth altering heating, cooling, and pressure. The exhibition is aimed at furthering the conversation on how to [...]


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.


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! 


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

MAY 15 - 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?

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