Who We Are

Dedicated to Apollo Lyceus, the original lyceum was the location of the peripatetic School of Aristotle (c. 335 BCE – 86 BCE), although it had been used for debates by philosophers such as Prodicas and Protagoras before that time. Lasting approximately 250 years, until destroyed by the Roman general Sulla, the remains of the Lyceum 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, but its mission extends beyond that early calling to include dance concerts, film presentations, symposia, a gallery, a hosta garden (with hidden elves), 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 is a contemporary visual and literary arts gallery comprised of paintings, mixed media, prints, photographs, books and other media available for the 21st century collector. The gallery was created by and features the work of Marc Strauss and Sarah Riley.
Gallery News: Upcoming Exhibition “Figurative II” will include work by Sarah Riley, Deb Mel, and Diane Messinger. Opening July 7, 2018. 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.