Art Colony/Provincetown John Peters-Campbell

An “early-adopter” in the world-wide development of arts colonies, Provincetown became the first art colony in the US with ties to its western sibling, Taos, New Mexico. In response to a re-envisioning of the arts as something other than urban, and a fracturing of the art world into multiple modes and styles, social and economic pressure converged on this little town. What happened and why? Peters-Campbell, an art historian and former university professor specializing in nineteenth century painting and photography, will address these topics with a range of images from Provincetown and beyond.

Location: Hatches Harbor

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