Gallery Conversation: Exploration of Place: Wellfleet Printmakers with Tom R. Broker

WhenFriday, May 19 at 5pm

WhereProvincetown Art Association and Museum

ContactKiah Coble, Program Administrator


PriceFree and Open to the Public

Join us for an evening of photographs and history!

Thomas R. Broker is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research since 1980 has been on human papillomaviruses and the diseases they cause. Tom first came to Wellfleet in 1946, and the family cottage on Long Pond Road was built in 1952.  This was the same year as Peggy Bacon’s extraordinary set of 28 dry point prints on the personalities and places of Wellfleet Village and also of Clare Leighton’s wood block carving for her classic book “Where Land Meets Sea”, largely a story of everyday life in Wellfleet.  Tom’s presentation will feature photos then and now of the Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown locations and landmarks recorded by Peggy Bacon, Clare Leighton, and Stow Wengenroth coupled to their prints on display in the Hawthorne Gallery and consider the very different focus and style of each of these seminal mid-20th C artists.