History of Landscape Painting in Provincetown

With John Peters-Campbell

In the middle of the nineteenth century, landscape painting became the dominant genre in the US. But painters didn't come to Provincetown until almost fifty years later, even when there was a thriving tradition of seascapes in other parts of Massachusetts.  Why? And what changed to make Provincetown the first art colony in the US just a generation later? 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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