Get tickets to our season of concerts and conversations in the Hawthorne Barn from May 12 to June 10. Space is limited to each event so get yours today! Also visit us on Thursday nights for our Artist Residency Open Studios May 18 and May 25. More details here.

100 Years of Light

In 1907, Charles Webster Hawthorne, the 35-year-old son of a sea captain, built a barn-like studio on a sandy bluff in Provincetown on the tip of Cape Cod. Hawthorne was an Impressionist painter. And he turned the barn into the Cape Cod School of Art–the first in America to hold outdoor sessions.

Artists in Residence

In the weekdays between our events, we welcome artists into the Barn to work in the space, and share their experiences at Open Studios on the final night of their residency. Learn more about the painters, musicians, and photographers who will join us in 2017, and visit us on Thursdays for Open Studio nights in the Barn! Details here.

Watch Our Video Introduction

We put together a brief video introducing the Barn, its history, and our organization, Twenty Summers. Sean Gannett produced and directed the film. We hope you enjoy it. You can watch here or on YouTube.

What People Are Saying

Several publications and news outlets have featured stories about Twenty Summers and the Barn, which NPR has called "part of the foundation of American art history." Learn more about our organization and what others have had to say about it.