Pictured here is 24 Pearl Street, around 1914 when it was the Days Lumberyard, dealing cement, lime, and retail lumber in Provincetown, MA. Frank Days, Jr. provided affordable studio space to artists.
The jury for the Writing Fellowship, 1984. From left to right, Alan Dugan, Grace Paley, Keith Althaus, Mary Oliver, Stanley Kunitz, Dennis Mathis, Tamara Kennelly, Denis Johnson, Roger Skillings, Bill Web, David Wojahn.
Poet and Fine Arts Work Center founder Alan Dugan. His first collection in 1961, simply entitled Poems, won both a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.
The historic Days Lumberyard barn, which today continues its legacy of providing live-work space to artists and writers through the Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship and other programs.
On the catwalk, Days Lumberyard. Left to right: Florence Grippe, Peter Grippe, Sam Kootz, Fritz Bultman, Hans Hofmann, Perl Fine. Photo by Maurice Berezov.
A joyful gathering in a Fine Arts Work Center studio.
Nobel Prize-winner and poet Louise Glück was a member of the first ever cohort of Writing Fellows to participate in the Fellowship program, in 1969. This image is cropped from some early promotional literature, and features Glück on the Provincetown waterfront.
Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler in the main barn of the Days Lumberyard. About his time, Motherwell reflected, “The Days barn was filled with lovely light, and with clean, open, large, aged space. In 1962 I painted there one of my finest of the series called ‘Elegy to the Spanish Republic’ (the one now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York).” Photo Newsweek.
Visual artists and writers gather for a photo on the steps at 24 Pearl Street