The Tides of Provincetown Museum Show Preview of Historic Provincetown at the New Britain Museum of American Art begins on July 15 and runs through October 16, 2011.
This show examines the profound influence the small seaside village of Provincetown, its residents, visitors and the beautiful landscape as one of the most influential places in shaping the course of American Art History.
At the turn of the 20th century, Provincetown was a remote seaside town filled with mostly fishermen and their families. Visitors came from Boston by boat or New York City by train in the summers to vacation in the tiny village.
When Charles Hawthorne arrived in 1899 to establish his art school, Cape Cod School of Art, he found the conditions for tutoring students in the fundamentals of painting the outdoors to be the best he had experienced.
The reputation of the art colony blossomed and brought in the notable artists such as Franz Kline, Lee Krasner, Robert Motherwell and Jackson Pollock.
Today the art culture is as vibrant as ever in Provincetown. The newly opened Cape Cod School of Art opened its doors January 2011 and will offer classes to aspiring artists each summer.
The Innkeepers of The Distinctive Inns of Provincetown
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