Beauty Among the Gravestones in Cahoon Exhibit
By: iO Staff, September 17, 2012
The mesmerizing photographs by Rockport photographer John Thomas Grant are on display at the Cahoon Museum of American Art’s Little Gallery from September 11 to October 28.
An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Friday, September 21, from 5:30 to 7 PM, featuring “The Victoriana Lady Lisa” wearing her authentic, antique widow weeds. Grant will also offer a gallery talk and sign copies of his book, Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone, on Tuesday, September 18, at 11 AM.
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Final Thoughts: Eternal Beauty in Stone
Photography by John Thomas GrantThe Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit
Exhibition from September 11 to October 28. Gallery hours are 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 PM on Sundays.
Admission is $8 for general admission, $7 for seniors, $6 for students, and free for children under 12.
The photographs in this exhibition are based on a personal exploration of his family roots and a chance meeting with a young man in a small New England town.
“John Grant’s photographs show us that cemeteries may be the realm of the dead, but they are for the living. Get thee to a cemetery. And see it through John Grant’s eyes and heart,” said Douglas Keister, author of Stories in Stone.
“View the photographs in ‘Final Thoughts’ with your heart. They do not speak of death. They most assuredly speak of life.”
The mission of the Cahoon Museum of American Art is to embrace the full vitality of American art from the early 19th century to the present. Through exhibitions and educational programs, for children and adults, it seeks to promote the appreciation and study of American art with special reference to the art of Cape Cod and the Northeast.