We are pleased to announce the second annual season of Twenty Summers at the Hawthorne Barn, May 15 to June 15. This year brings the musical genius of Stephin Merritt (of The Magnetic Fields), gay-rights activist Barney Frank, the mind melding of writers Michael Cunningham and Adam Gopnik, a play by Jeremy Davidson (directed by Mary Stuart Masterson), local folk darlings the Parkington Sisters, and more. We look forward to seeing you at the Barn!

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.

Make Our 2015 Season Happen

Our residencies and events are made possible by generous contributions from individuals, businesses, and other organizations. Without your support, we would not be able to offer the annual month of programming that spans May 15 to June 15. As we prepare for our second season, please consider making a donation to Twenty Summers.

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.