Who We Are

Dedicated to the mythical god Apollo, whose statue Apollo Lykeios, attributed to the 4th century BCE sculptor Praxiteles, was shaped in thoughtful repose reclining against a tree, the original Lyceum was the peripatetic School of Aristotle (c. 335 BCE – 86 BCE) in Athens, Greece. Although it had been used for debates by philosophers such as Prodicus (c. 465 - 395 BCE) and Protagoras (c. 490 - 420 BCE) before that time, the Lyceum lasted approximately 250 years, until it was destroyed by the Roman general Lucius Cornelius Sulla (c. 138 - 78 BCE). Its remains were rediscovered near the Hellenic Parliament in 1996 and reopened to the public in 2009.
The Cape Cod Lyceum (CCL) was so named to honor the collaborative nature of Aristotle’s peripatetic school, as well as its extensive library of over 10,000 rolls of papyrus.  The Mission of the CCL extends beyond that early calling to include dance concerts, film presentations, symposia, the Riley Strauss Gallery & Gardens, a Hosta garden (with hidden elves), the Boathouse Press Gallery, a Film Club, and a library dedicated to arts such as dance, musicals, the visual arts, and film. The CCL sits on nearly one acre of land in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, far out on the Cape Cod peninsula and nestled in a wooded area beside the National Seashore.  It is within walking distance to swimming, restaurants, galleries, and the charming New England downtown area of Wellfleet.
Riley Strauss Gallery
The Riley Strauss Gallery and the Boathouse Press Gallery are contemporary visual and literary arts galleries comprised of paintings, mixed media, prints, photographs, books and other media available for the 21st century collector. They were created by and feature the work of Sarah Riley and Marc Strauss.
Gallery News: Upcoming Exhibition “Figurative II” will include work by Sarah Riley, Deb Mell, and Diane Messinger. Opening July 7, 2018, 6-8 pm. The RSG&G this year is on the Discovery Map for Wellfleet and Eastham this year as well as the WAGA (Wellfleet Art Gallery Association) map, so it is easier than ever to find us at the corner of Old Long Pond Road and Lawrence Road (45 Lawrence Road, Wellfleet, MA 02667).


​Ongoing Printmaking Workshops are offered at the Boathouse Press and Gallery by the bay in Wellfleet. Call and talk to Sarah if you are interested in
​mixed-media printmaking classes, 573 275-3194.