Apr 17 2021
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Jun 30 2021
Naturescape Gallery presents "The Art of Harrison ...

Naturescape Gallery presents "The Art of Harrison ...

Presented by Cape Cod Museum of Natural History at Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Walter Harrison Cady (1877-1970), artist, illustrator, writer and longtime friend of Thornton W. Burgess, was a nationally known figure during the first half of the 20th century. Today, he is best remembered for his illustrations of Burgess’ story characters and his own comic strip, Peter Rabbit.

 In 1911 Cady began to illustrate some of Thornton Burgess’ stories and in 1913 provided illustrations for the Burgess Bedtime Stories. Over the next 50 years, he served as Burgess’ primary illustrator providing watercolor and pen and ink drawings for both books and newspaper bedtime stories. Although Thornton Burgess worked with a number of artists, his five decade collaboration with Cady is best known. Burgess was a master storyteller, but it was Cady who gave the stories a colorful dimension. As Burgess wrote in his autobiography, “The characters I created in text he (Cady) visualized, and then on his drawing board made loveable, each with a touch of that quaint humor in which his pen and brush are ever dipped.”

 Born in Gardner, Massachusetts, Cady was a self-taught artist who, at the age of nineteen, migrated to New York City to launch his career. Some of Cady’s first professional freelance work was done for the McLaughlin Brothers, publishers of children’s books, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper and magazines such as Truth, St. Nicholas, Harpers’ Roundtable and Life.

Museum Hours:  Please check the website for current hours

Free with Museum Admission

*Dates for the exhibition are subject to minor changes. Please call ahead.

 For more information please call the Museum at 508-896-3867 ext. 133.

Admission Info

Free with Museum Admission

Phone: 508-896-3867

Dates & Times

2021/04/17 - 2021/06/30

  • May 12, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 13, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 14, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 15, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 16, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 19, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 20, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 21, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 22, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 23, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 26, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
  • May 27, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Thu)
  • May 28, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Fri)
  • May 29, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • May 30, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 1, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 2, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jun 3, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 4, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 5, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 6, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 7, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jun 8, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 9, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jun 10, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 11, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 12, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 13, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 14, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jun 15, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 16, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jun 17, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 18, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 19, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 20, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 21, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jun 22, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 23, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
  • Jun 24, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Thu)
  • Jun 25, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Fri)
  • Jun 26, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sat)
  • Jun 27, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Sun)
  • Jun 28, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Mon)
  • Jun 29, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Tue)
  • Jun 30, 2021 at 11:00 am - 03:00 pm (Wed)
Location Info

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Main Street (Route 6A), Brewster, MA 02631