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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
April 7th - June 5th
Every person deserves the color, texture and vibrancy a work of fine art can bring to a space. Small Works Art is a company, inspired by Claudia Nimar of Falmouth, dedicated to making petite, quality paintings accessible to the public.
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 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 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 [...]
JANUARY 27th - MARCH 27th
Highfield Hall opens 2021 with the American Tapestry Biennial 13, an installation featuring 35 tapestries from around the world. This will be Highfield’s first exhibition showcasing the international juried show featuring the finest contemporary tapestry weaving.
JANUARY 27 - MARCH 27
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.
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.
SEPTEMBER 2nd - OCTOBER 31st
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.
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!
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?
June 30th - September 30th
Returning to Highfield Hall & Gardens for summer 2020 – “Lessons from the Fairies” allows us to imagine what nature spirits can teach us about our lives, and the positive impact we can have on the earth.
APRIL 7th - JUNE 5th
We encounter many edges in our lives – the edge between water and land, land and sky, day and night, fall and winter, hope and discouragement. We can equally live on the edge, negotiating a path between difficult options or exploring life to its limits. Artists were invited to explore and present their own interpretation of the theme, “Edges”.
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.
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.
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 31 - October 31 Poet and artist, Deirdre McCullogh Grunwald (1946-2018) painted every day of her life. In the early 1980s, she viewed The Book of Kells* in an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. This visit created a turning point. For more than twenty years, Celtic patterns appeared in her paintings, inspired and influenced by her study and exploration of this masterwork [...]
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. With the simple tools of charred wood, kneaded eraser, and paper, she creates complex works — poetic musings — that have been likened to photographs. Working with the nuances of tone, light, and line, she strives to capture an essential truth about each of her subjects that transcends the physical. In Beyond Color, she introduces Sebastian “The Bodacious”, the first in a new series featuring the wonderfully-wooly sheep from Falmouth’s [...]
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 in a wide range of media — drawings, paintings, pastels, prints, ceramics, and graphic arts. Presenting artists are students of FHS art teachers Corine Adams, Jane Baker and Larisa Hart. “The show is important because it gives the students a chance to exhibit their artwork outside of the classroom and share it with the community,” according to Baker. Student artists include Emily Adams, Sophia Adelstein, Caroline Bagg, Bridget Beaudoin, Garret [...]