Modern Love ~ Artist Studio Tours

Conversations in Creative Spaces and Places

Join us for engaging, conversational, discussion-based exploration with creatives from their studio spaces on Cape Cod and beyond. This virtual series offers an intimate, informative, and eye-opening way to learn more about art and its making in the modern world.


This four-part series will allow for a live experience, with questions and discussion following each 30-minute presentation. This online event will take place via Zoom Webinars.

 Let’s learn together!  

Thank you to our generous Modern Love supporter:  

William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance

Studio Visit with Artist, Robert Henry

As April Kingsley said in The Village Voice, "Henry-watching is always a fascinating activity." And Robert Henry himself has said that while he knows a consistent, signature style is good for the business of art, "I hate to repeat myself." Thus, every season brings a new Henry adventure. Painting for over 70 years, and deeply connected to the Provincetown arts scene, we are eager to visit with Henry at his Wellfleet studio to learn more about those adventures and the latest chapter of his life as an artist. Photo credit: Ron Amato

RSVP Thursday, Thursday, September 8th at 5:30 PMLearn more about Henry here.

Studio Visit with AFCC Artist of the Year, Jo Hay

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod’s Artist of the Year embodies the cultural vibrancy of our region and the impact the arts have in shaping thought, inspiring change, and creating a deeper sense of connection in our community. We are thrilled to celebrate Provincetown artist Jo Hay whose work does all of this and more. Join us as we sit down with Jo and dive into the creative process behind her art, which magnifies the watershed moments of our time, including her ongoing series, Persisters, a collection of large-scale portrait paintings representing trailblazing women.

This event has happened. Replay via YouTube!Learn more about Hay here.

Studio Visit with Artist, Joe Diggs

Joe Diggs is a multigenerational Cape Codder. Joe’s experiences and observations implicitly inform and drive the work he creates - often sharing the black experience that many people don’t ever see or can’t understand. We’ll be talking to Joe about those stories that can be found in his rich multi-layered, multi-textured paintings at his studio in Osterville, down a gravel road overlooking Micah’s Pond, a “sacred place” says Joe, that belonged to his grandfather, then his father, and now Diggs.

This event has happened. Replay via YouTube!Learn more about Diggs here.

Going Once! - Allis Ghim, CEO of online auction platform Bidsquare

Allis Ghim, a world traveler, vintage clothing collector, eBay and 1stDibs exec, graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, and CEO of online auction platform Bidsquare, gives us the inside scoop on the fascinating - and accessible - world of auctions. We’ll also be speaking with experts at RogersGray on how to care for your prized collections! This last lecture in the series will be moderated by AFCC board member, Lilly Chan, whose years at Christie's and Phillips will help guide this exciting and dynamic conversation.

This event has happened. Replay via YouTube!

Imagine the Unimagined - MassArt Art Museum Lisa Tung, Executive Director of MAAM

Opening in February 2020, the MassArt Art Museum (MAAM) was a 10-year dream in the making. A Strategic Vision Plan became a roadmap for the reimagining. The renovation transformed the unimproved library of a 1906 teacher's college into a state-of-the-art museum. The museum also underwent a comprehensive rebranding befitting a teaching museum at a public art and design college.Lisa will be giving us an insider's tour of Boston’s newest -- and highly acclaimed -- contemporary art museum. We can’t wait!

This event has happened. Replay via YouTube!

Masterful Moderns - A conversation with Peter McMahon, Founding Director of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust and Mark Hutker, FAIA, Principal & Founder, Hutker Architects.

Cape Cod has long attracted artists, and the legacy of one art colony that flourished in the middle of the last century is an inventory of architecturally revolutionary houses tucked into the landscapes of the Outer Cape. Join us to learn more about these homes and the creative visionaries who believed in the power of architecture to integrate man with nature and to foster community.

This event has happened. Replay via YouTube!

Looking and Meaning: Contemporary Art on Cape Cod with Mike Carroll of the Schoolhouse Gallery, Provincetown

A conversation with Mike Carroll about Contemporary Art on Cape Cod that begins with some definitions, talks about what contemporary art looks like on the Cape including some significant operating systems used in Cape studios. We’ll end by talking about two artists that offer some insight into the world of modern makers on the Cape.

This event has happened. Replay via YouTube!