Catboat Racing off Gay Head by William Davis. Courtesy Cape Cod Maritime Museum.

The Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts, will open a new exhibit called “Art of the Catboat: A diverse medium expression of the elegant catboat design.”

The catboat, an elegant display of craftsmanship and beauty, exemplifies the spirit of the American sailboat design. Joseph Keveney caught this spirit when he built 3 catboat models from 1936-1942. Fortunately, his family has generously loaned his boat models to the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, thus becoming the catalyst for the new rotating exhibit, “The Art of the Catboat.” The exhibit also features the art of current Cape Cod artists, who variety of unique perspectives, inspired by the catboat. The exhibit will open for a “sneak peak” during the school vacation week of February 18-22.

The full exhibit opens during Cape Cod Maritime Museum’s 2013 season opening on March 12 and runs through July 6. The next rotating exhibit, “Risky Business: Rum-Running on Cape Cod,” runs from July 10 through December 15.


  • Adult Admission $5
  • Students & Seniors $4
  • Children under 7: Free
  • Members: Free

The Museum is open for its regular season on March 12, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm-4:00 pm and Mondays by appointment only.

The Museum is located at 135 South St, Hyannis, MA 02601.

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