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"Memory vs. Story" An Artistic Exploration Inside Human Connections and Neurological Wonders

Updated: Aug 23, 2023


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"Memory vs. Story"

An Artistic Exploration Inside Human Connections and Neurological Wonders

YARMOUTH, MA - JULY 19 - The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is thrilled to announce the highly-anticipated 2023 summer exhibition, "Memory vs. Story." Running from July 28th through September 9th, this captivating showcase seamlessly blends artistic expressions and scientific marvels of the mind, inviting audiences to explore their own narratives and the fascinating interplay between memories and storytelling.

Artist John Cira’s collaboration with the Cape Cod community promises a truly personal sensory experience for visitors. Cira, celebrated for his storytelling through artistry, will harness the power of participants personal memories to fabricate a fantastic floor-to-ceiling mixed-media sculpture in the main gallery through an ongoing incorporation of artifacts and mementos provided by the public.

Cape Cod Healthcare is sponsoring the exhibition, which will also feature an upcoming talk with neurologist Dr. Sean Horrigan, DO., on memory disorders, sharing insights into human memory and how stories shape our human condition. "Every family has a story to tell. We all have a stake in this story," says Dr. Horrigan, emphasizing the importance of caregiver support and guidance for those living with cognitive impairment.

As part of the “Memory vs. Story” exhibition, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod is pleased to introduce the Cape Cod community to the Tovertafel®, a therapeutic light projecting animated games system. This groundbreaking “purposeful play” technology increases physical activity, social interaction, and overall joy for patients and caregivers. The Tovertafel® revolutionizes the quality of life for people with dementia and individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Don't miss the chance to experience this life-altering technology as part of the "Memory vs. Story" exhibition!

The "Memory vs. Story" will also include the following workshops:

• Capturing a Moment - Clay Workshop with Kathleen Kendall

• Piecing Stories Together - Collages of Memory and Meaning with Sarah Kahn

• Now Eat Your Nostalgia! - An Evening with Resident Chef Joseph Cizynski

• What Makes a Life? - Writing Your Own Obituary with John Parke

• Throw Back Some Thursdays - A Memory Speakeasy Café

• Dear Future Me, - A Letter Writing Workshop

• Become Immortal - Share Your Stories with History

Join us for the exclusive press preview on Friday, July 28th at The Cultural Center of Cape Cod. For media inquiries, interview requests, or to RSVP for the preview, please contact:

Media contact: Joseph Manning | 617-913-2509

Museum contact: Molly Demeulenaere

We want to express our sincere gratitude to our amazing sponsors, Cape Cod 5, Cape Cod Healthcare, The John K. and Thirza F. Davenport Foundation, Town of Yarmouth Tourism Revenue Preservation Fund, and Mass Cultural Council for their unwavering support of this exhibition. Without their generous contributions, this event would not have been possible. We are truly humbled and appreciative of their commitment to the arts and the community. Thank you!


About the Cultural Center of Cape Cod: The Cultural Center of Cape Cod is a world-class, inclusive space that cultivates curiosity, creativity and cultural exploration through exhibition, arts education and life-long learning, and music and events. We welcome more than 25,000 people a year to our five galleries, resident artist studios, performance hall, culinary arts center, recording studio, ceramics studio and makerspace. In 2023, the Cultural Center will host more than 600 classes and 65 concerts. Learn more about the Cultural Center of Cape Cod at

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