The Tides of Provincetown : Pivotal Years in America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony (1899-2011)

The Tides of Provincetown : Pivotal Years in America's Oldest Continuous Art Colony (1899-2011)

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University Press of New England
A scholarly exploration of Provincetown's development over the twentieth century and its contribution to the history of American art, particularly American Impressionism, Modernism, and Abstract Expressionism
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

Publisher: New Britain, Conn. : New Britain Museum of American Art, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780972449731
0972449736
Branch Call Number: 758.13 NOELL
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: New Britain Museum of American Art
Notes: This catalogue is publised in conjunction with the traveling exhibition 'The Tides of Provincetown: Pivotal Years in American's Oldest Continuous Art Colony (1899-2011), ' New Britain Museum of American Art: July 15 - October 16, 2011; Westmoreland Museum of American Art: October 30, 2011 - January 22, 2012; Wichita Art Museum: February 5 - April 29, 2012; Cape Cod Museum of Art: May 18 - August 26, 2012

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