Twenty Summers Season Six took place in Provincetown's historic Hawthorne Barn between May 10 and June 15, 2019 where we hosted six weekends of concerts, conversations, artist open studios, and community events, presenting an eclectic mix of both emerging and established musicians, writers, cultural figures, activists, and artists. Our season was made possible by the support of our generous sponsors and donors.
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT 2019 SEASON!
Join us at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum for an afternoon conversation that brings together Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist Eric Kandel with Emily Braun, Distinguished Professor of 20th Century European and American Art at Hunter College.
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.
In the weekdays between our events, we welcome artists into the Barn to live and 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 joined us in our past seasons.
Watch full-length and short-form videos or listen to the podcast from Twenty Summers' 2018 season of concerts and conversations. Season Five took place May 18–June 16, 2018 and featured concerts with Kevin Morby, Dar Williams, Bedouine, Martha Wainwright, John Gorka, Marissa Nadler, and Overcoats; conversations with fashion icon Isaac Mizrahi with actor Alan Cumming, journalists Jodi Kantor and Andrew Sullivan, authors Michael Cunningham and Daniel Mendelsohn, poets Robert Pinsky and Monica Youn, and playwright J.T. Rogers with journalist Rajiv Chandrasekaran; plus a theatrical reading of the play POLLOCK. Watch Now.