Remembering the Long Point Gallery with Grace Hopkins
Wednesday mornings on Zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
January 6, 13, 20, 27 Feb 3
The Long Point Gallery was founded in 1977 by thirteen active Cape Cod artists. It quickly became an important gallery that revitalized the historic but static Provincetown art colony. The innovative cooperative was the catalyst for numerous new galleries and workspaces, attracted artists both prominent and promising, drew art dealers and art collectors to the area, and helped to reestablish the outer Cape as a vital hub and heart for New England art.
Today the relevance and reputation of Provincetown continues to grow. The legendary Hans Hofmann taught in Provincetown for nearly four decades. In 2010, Provincetown was formally recognized as the “nation’s oldest art colony” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. P’town was a cradle and crux for the Abstract Expressionism movement as it outgrew Manhattan and the New York School. Franz Kline and Mark Rothko taught in Provincetown; When Robert Motherwell relocated to the outer Cape, he joined the group that founded the Long Point Gallery.
Grace Hopkins is an accomplished Wellfleet artist with intimate connections to the Long Point Gallery. A passionate student of art, Hopkins brings an encyclopedic knowledge of twentieth century American art, Abstract Expressionism, Cape Cod art and artists, and the Long Point Gallery. She is the director of the Berta Walker Gallery, the daughter of Long Point Gallery founder Budd Hopkins, and the daughter of art critic and art historian April Kingsley. Her course will draw on her long friendships with Long Point Gallery artists and an expertly curated field of artwork by Long Point Gallery artists.
The text for the course is Long Point: An Artists’ Place, by Mary Ellen Abell, available on Amazon or at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum bookstore.