Cape Cod Museum of Art Announces 2019 Muse Award Winners

Recognizing individuals for outstanding contributions...

The CCMoA “Muse” Awards were created to recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Cape Cod and Islands Art Community

These awards are an effort to honor individuals who have worked, often without much recognition or gratitude, in support of this Museum and our greater art community. We are truly delighted to recognize two outstanding individuals who have contributed so much of their time, talents, and resources to so many good causes in our region, and have done so with a steady, good-natured, self-effacing spirit.

The recipient of the “CCMoA Muse Artist Award” this year is artist Robert Henry. 

Born in Brooklyn in 1933, Henry received his BA at Brooklyn College, studying with Ad Reinhardt and Kurt Seligman. In the early 50's, he spent three years studying with Hans Hofmann in New York and Provincetown. Since then he has been presented in many one-person exhibitions, including Provincetown's original East End Gallery and The Group Gallery, the Cortland Jessup Gallery and Barbara Inger Gallery in New York, the Janus Avivson Gallery in London, and the Berta Walker Gallery in Provincetown. His work is in the permanent collections of the Kresge Museum, the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Newberger Museum. He has had many reviews appear in The New York Times, Village Voice, Art News, Soho News and other publications, lectured and taught widely. (Image of Robert Henry is from a painting by Mel Leipzig, and is courtesy of Mel.)

The recipient of the “CCMoA Muse Benefactor Award” is Nancy Jamieson.

As a wash-a-shore for just under 25 years, Nancy has been happy to volunteer at CCMoA for that time.  Helping with events and programs, front desk and anything else that she can assist on – and always with a smile!  She is actively involved with the Village Garden Club of Dennis and is a Master Flower Show Judge.  She has been blessed with two sons, a daughter-in-law and three wonderful grandchildren.  (Photo credit: Benton Jones)

The award is a woven-glass bowl created by the Museum’s Director of Art, Benton Jones, as a metaphor for individuals who are woven into the fabric of our community.


Founded by artists in 1981, CCMoA is the home of Cape Cod art. It preserves the work of the Cape’s finest artists and celebrates the distinctive artistic identity of the Cape & Islands region. The Museum is a major hub of cultural creativity. It educates, inspires and excites the imagination through its outstanding art collection and diverse programming while caring for its many communities. The Museum is situated in a beautiful setting surrounded by a Sculpture Garden at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts. CCMoA has seven galleries, a Museum Shop and a film screening room. It is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. CCMoA is located at 60 Hope Lane, just off Route 6A, on the campus with Cape Cinema and the Cape Cod Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Hours are 10 am to 5 pm Tues through Sat and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. The Galleries are open on ARTfull Thursdays from 5 – 8 with no admission fee. General Admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students 19+ with school ID, $7 for students 13 to 18, and free for children 12 & under. For more information, see www.ccmoa.org or call (508) 385-4477.


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