About the Exhibition
The year 1916 was significant for Provincetown artists, as it was the year the Boston Globe Magazine issued an article entitled “Biggest Art Colony in the World in Provincetown”, written by A.J. Philpott. This article put Provincetown on the world map as a place for artists, filled with numerous art schools and legendary light, and contributed to an identity that endures to this day.
Philpott writes: “…the thing that staggers the visitor these days is the art students – mostly women – with their easels set up at nearly every house corner and street corner, on wharves, in old boats, in lofts, in yard, along the beach – anywhere and everywhere you go – painters, painters, painters!” Through its numerous cultural transformations, this 100-year old vision still rings true today.
This exhibition runs in conjunction with an exhibition at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, “The Great Provincetown Summer: 1916”, that highlights the accomplishments of the men and women behind the explosion of creativity during this time period in Provincetown, on view April 1-November 20, 2016.