Lecture at the Art Students League: Painters in Providence

Tuesday, January 19

Aficionados of American Modernism might enjoy a lecture at the Art Students League of New York:

Tuesday, January 19
Via Provincetown: The American Avant-Garde on Cape Cod, 1913–1966
Melissa Renn, PhD, Collection Manager, Art and Artifacts Collection, Harvard Business School

Since becoming an art colony in the late nineteenth century, Provincetown has played a pivotal role in the development of modern art in the US. This small seaside community in New England has consistently drawn a wide array of artists—many of whom were also affiliated with the Art Students League—to its shores. This lecture explores how the community, environment, and landscape of the outer Cape shaped the lives and work of an incredibly diverse group of modern artists, including Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, William H. Johnson, Philip Evergood, George Grosz, Hans Hofmann, Lee Krasner, and Saul Steinberg. Please RSVP to GalleryRSVP@artstudentsleague.org.

The Art Students League has been home to a litany of painters, from Kenyon Cox to Reginald Marsh, to Jackson Pollock and beyond. Visit their site for more upcoming lectures and events, and check back regularly to our News + Events page for other items of interest at the gallery and elsewhere.

Image: Marsden Hartley, Movement No. 5, Provincetown, 1916. Oil and charcoal on paperboard, 20 x 16 in. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

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