Michael Cunningham on His Decades-Long Relationship with Provincetown

November 14, 2023
Artist News, Fellowship, Provincetown

Michael Cunningham at a speaking event hosted by the Fine Arts Work Center in Boston. Photo by Cydney Scott.

“Michael Cunningham on His Decades-Long Relationship with Provincetown” is featured in the November/December issue of Art New England Magazine by Osman Can Yerebakan.

“When Cunningham received a call from Penguin House… with an invitation to write a travel book, he thought the place he knew the best after New York was Provincetown. “There was a bit of a silence on the other side of the line because they thought I would suggest a book on the city,” [Cunningham] said. Land’s End: A Walk in Provincetown came out in 2002 not only as a love letter to his favorite town but also an illustration of how a place and a mind maintain a decades-long bond. “The local community here is very sensitive and protective of their town,” [Cunningham said]… the book meditates on the necessity of a place to fully seep in—a place where returning to feels innate, especially when being there feels so distant from everything else—yet so familiar.”

Read the full interview here.

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