Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Dune Shack Arts and Sciences Exhibit in September

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Date: August 27, 2014
Contact: Sue Haley, 508-255-3421

Cape Cod National Seashore will exhibit works from dune shack visits and residencies as its Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore through Art resumes in September. The exhibition is curated by the Peaked Hill Trust, which offers arts and sciences residencies at dune shacks it operates under its permit with Cape Cod National Seashore. 

This residency program encourages a broad sweep of creative projects in the arts and sciences, including architecture, the healing arts, environment and science, performing arts, journalism and cultural history. Selectees spend one to two weeks in a dune shack. The experience provides immersion into this special resource within the national seashore while setting the stage for inspiration and learning. The exhibition includes an eclectic array of work and topics, including erosion studies, nocturnal wildlife, writings on the Gulf Stream, short essays by an entomologist, conservation and landscape architecture, and even work from a puppeteer. 

The exhibition also features works by students from Nauset Regional High School, Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, and the Provincetown school system. The students hiked into the dune environment and spent time at dune shacks as part of curriculum-based programs coordinated by the schools and the Peaked Hill Trust.  A reception with refreshments will be held on Saturday, September 6 from 2 to 4 PM in the exhibit room at the visitor center.  

IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at the intersection of Route 6 and Nauset Road in Eastham, and can be contacted by calling 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view a park film, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items. For more information about the seashore's programs, visit the park website at


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