From May 15 to June 15, in the historic Hawthorne Barn on Provincetown's Miller Hill, Twenty Summers hosted a dozen weekend events open to the public, from a classical concert celebrating the sea to a world premiere play; from interviews with prominent writers, thinkers, and local historians to evenings of indie rock and a day of revelatory, personal stories. Here, for your enjoyment, are videos of many of those events. Also, keep an eye out in the coming months for announcements about Season Two of Twenty Summers.

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.


Twenty Summers 2014 T-Shirts

We have a limited number of t-shirts commemorating our inaugural 2014 season available for those who donate $40 to the organization. T-shirts feature the Twenty Summers logo on the front and a quote from the poet Stanley Kunitz on the back. Donate and get yours today!


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 Vimeo.


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.