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Experience Art in Provincetown with the Art Students League of New York
This September, treat yourself to a week of art and culture in America’s oldest active art colony, Provincetown. Enjoy the post-summer light and relaxing vibe of the Cape, as you stroll through Provincetown’s renowned gallery district with The Art Students League of New York. Hosted by League Executive Director Michael Rips, this enriching experience is not to be missed.
Wednesday, September 18 – Monday, September 23, 2019
The Waterford Inn, 386 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
The trip features gallery visits, upscale accommodations, daily breakfast, two dinners, and a special evening reception. Each day, guests are welcome to paint with League watercolorist Frederick Brosen, or take this time to explore Provincetown’s charming streets and shops. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the history of League artists in Provincetown.
Package pricing begins at $1,950 per person for double occupancy rooms (limited availability).
A seaside landscape with stunning natural light, Provincetown has been inspiring plein-air painters for nearly 150 years. In the mid-1900s, Provincetown served as a summer center for many well-known Abstract Expressionists – and Art Students League artists – including Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Helen Frankenthaler, and Hans Hofmann. This fall, explore the art of Provincetown under the guidance of The Art Students League.
The Waterford Inn is a delightful 15-room guesthouse with spacious rooms and gorgeous views of Provincetown Harbor and the Pilgrim Monument. Located in the gallery district, the Inn combines modern comfort with “the charm of a circa 1850 Sea Captain’s mansion.”
Watercolor with Frederick Brosen:
The luminosity and nuance of watercolor make it perfectly suited for landscape and architectural subjects — and will provide a fresh way of experiencing Provincetown! Try your hand at painting plein-air in these all-level watercolor sessions.
About Your Hosts:
A native New Yorker, Frederick Brosen has been recognized for his work with a Silver Medal of Honor by the Royal Society of Arts & Letters in London and a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His watercolors by have been acquired by the New-York Historical Society, the Knoxville Museum of Art, The Museum of the City of New York, Frye Art Museum (Seattle) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Michael Rips, Executive Director of The Art Students League, has lived his life with a passion for the arts. Collector, patron, and arts advocate, he has represented many artists, museums, and foundations. His clients have included artists James Rosenquist and David Salle, the Queens Museum, and the Estate of Dan Flavin. Michael also played a leading role in the founding of Dia: Beacon, helping to transform the Hudson Valley as a vibrant arts destination.
The Art Students League
For nearly 150 years, The Art Students League has played an active and essential role in shaping America’s legacy in the fine arts. Founded by artists in 1875, many of America’s most renowned creators have trained and taught here. The League’s legacy continues today, with more than 2,500 aspiring artists of all backgrounds attending classes monthly, honing their skills in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.