The Tides of Provincetown

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-07-13
  • Publisher: New Britain Museum of Amer Art
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This exhibition and accompanying catalogue focus on Provincetown's legacy as an art colony, during the period from Charles W. Hawthorne's founding of the Cape Cod School of Art in 1899 to the present day. Covering more than 100 artists, this is the largest and most comprehensive survey of the art colony completed in over forty years. The catalogue is divided into nine sections that focus on various events in the art colony, such as Hans Hofmann and Forum 49, the establishment of the Tirca Karlis Gallery, and the founding of the Fine Arts Work Center. Essays by leading Provincetown scholars highlight the narrative of Provincetown's importance in America's art history. While many artists worked or lived in Provincetown for years, others "passed through" the art colony. As this catalogue shows, Provincetown's influence extended to many of the great artists of the twentieth century, including Avery, Baziotes, de Kooning, Demuth, Motherwell, Pollock, Rothko, and Warhol. Exhibition Schedule: New Britain Museum of American Art: July 15-October 16, 2011 Westmoreland Museum of American Art: October 30, 2011-January 15, 2012 Wichita Art Museum: February 5-April 29, 2012 Cape Cod Museum of Art: May 18-August 26, 2012

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword
"Bringing The Colony To Light,"
1899: Charles Webster Hawthorne Founds The Cape Cod School Of Art
1914-27: The Provincetown Art Association and Museum
1927-31: Blanche Lazzell and The Advancement Of Modernism
1927-31: Ross Moffett and The Modernist Tradition
1935-66: Hans Hofmann in Provincetown
1950s: Academic and Impressionist Trends In Provincetown
1958-74: The Tirca Karlis Gallery: Pivotal Decades Of Provincetown Art
1968-98: Restoring The Art Colony to Its Former Glory
1999-2011: The Gravity Of Provincetown
Exhibition Checklist
Lenders To The Exhibition
Photography Credits
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