Artistic Director & Co-Producer Adam Miller
Friday, June 22 &
Saturday, June 23
at the Provincetown Theater
More information to come.
Stay Tuned for the 2018 Lineup!
Truro is a community rich in cultural opportunities, not just in summer but year-round. It also enjoys the rich cultural offerings of nearby Provincetown and Wellfleet. But in Truro alone musical performances of all variety, talks, poetry readings and art and photography exhibits and hundreds of art workshops each year number over one thousand attractions of a quality and scope normally only found in cities and more populous regions. Many events are free.
A New Collaboration for an “Exchange of Ideas”
At the behest of the Friends of the Truro Meeting House, a group that includes the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Friends of the Truro Public Library, and the Truro Historical Society and Highland House Museum & the Payomet Performing Arts Center are partnering to take their programming to a new level. The four institutions have been meeting over the past several months to forge an annual series of themed presentations they hope will offer a kind of “exchange of ideas.” It’s called “Truro Connections.” After the kick-off program, each organization will explore the topic with additional events relating to the chosen theme.
Additionally, each organization will continue to present other programs as they have in the past, not directly linked to “Truro Connections.” It is our hope “Truro Connections” will encourage bringing our audiences together, invite discussion and stimulate ideas that could further benefit public education and civic action. It will also help reduce event conflicts in a short season when so many program schedules overlap.
“Keeping Truro Sustainable: Stewardship for a Strong Community”
The first themed offering will take place June 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM with additional programs to follow. Titled “Keeping Truro Sustainable,” the first event will feature distinguished speakers who will outline the major features that make Truro such a unique place of great beauty and cultural richness but a town that also faces serious issues for its future. We see exploring the following as cornerstones for Sustainability:
Elders and Introduction
Moderator: John Marksbury
Already committed to the panel are Barry Bluestone, the Stearns Trustee Professor of Political Economy, founding director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, and the founding dean of the School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs at Northeastern. Dr. Bluestone recently designed a survey on elder issues for the Town of Truro. The Chair of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Anita Walker, who will address the place of culture in community growth and vitality. The topic on the environment, and in particular water resources, will be presented by an official of the Association to Preserve Cape Cod. We have also issued invitations to State Senator Julian Cyr and State Representative Sarah Peake to talk on government and civic engagement.
John P. Bunker Lecture Series Presents:
Ray Barfield: How Storytelling Taught Me That Talking About Death is Part of Living a Great Life at the UU Church in Provincetown, Free!
Raymond Barfield is Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He received his MD and his PhD (in philosophy) from Emory University. He is a pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician with an interest in expanding the role of the humanities in the formation of physicians. His books include Life in the Blind Spot (poetry), The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy, The Book of Colors (a novel), and most recently a book of philosophy called Wager: Beauty, Suffering, and Being in the World. His book-length poem called Dante’s New Moon will be released in 2018. Currently he directs the Medical Humanities Program for the Trent Center in Duke’s Medical School, and teaches courses at the intersection of theology, philosophy, and medicine in the Divinity School. He is married to Karen, who is an Episcopal priest, and they have two children – Micah and Alexandra.
Float down the Pamet River at high tide, a 'must-do' summer activity unique to Truro! You'll meet at the main campus, and be transported to the Pamet Yacht Club where we will drift lazily in the sun along the river all the way to the Pamet Landing.
Water Safety: All participants must be able to swim. Children 16 & under must be accompanied by an adult and wear a life jacket. Please bring sunscreen, a sun-hat, bug spray, bathing suit and water shoes. Bring a towel and change of clothes for after the float. Castle Hill assumes no liability for injuries or damages arising from the results of participation.
Castle Hill is this year's Woody English Distinguished Artist & Writer's Chair
The artist Mark Dion will give a presentation of covering some of his thirty year long practice as an artist concerned with the environmental issues and the history of science.
Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. The job of the artist, he says, is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention. Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between ‘objective’ (‘rational’) scientific methods and ‘subjective’ (‘irrational’) influences. The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkammen of the 16th and 17th Century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society, tracking how pseudo-science, social agendas and ideology creep into the public science discourse and institutional knowledge production.
Mark Dion was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1961. He received a BFA (1986) and an honorary doctorate (2003) from the University of Hartford, School of Art, Connecticut. Dion’s work examines the ways in which dominant ideologies and public institutions shape our understanding of history, knowledge, and the natural world. “The job of the artist,” he says, “is to go against the grain of dominant culture, to challenge perception and convention.” Appropriating archaeological and other scientific methods of collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects, Dion creates works that question the distinctions between “objective” (“rational”) scientific methods and “subjective” (“irrational”) influences.
The artist’s spectacular and often fantastical curiosity cabinets, modeled on Wunderkabinetts of the sixteenth century, exalt atypical orderings of objects and specimens. By locating the roots of environmental politics and public policy in the construction of knowledge about nature, Mark Dion questions the authoritative role of the scientific voice in contemporary society.
He has received numerous awards, including the ninth annual Larry Aldrich Foundation Award (2001). He has had major exhibitions at Miami Art Museum (2006); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2004); the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut (2003); and Tate Gallery, London (1999). Neukom Vivarium (2006), a permanent outdoor installation and learning lab for the Olympic Sculpture Park, was commissioned by the Seattle Art Museum. Dion lives and works in Pennsylvania.
Mark will be teaching a week long workshop at Castle Hill on August 6 - 9
To watch his Art21 Video Click here
Stephen Kinzer: A lecture on the back deck 6pm
Free for members | $20 non-members
Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him “among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling.”
Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. His foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire.
From 1983 to 1989, Kinzer was the New York Times bureau chief in Nicaragua. In that post he covered war and upheaval in Central America. He also wrote two books about the region. One of them, co-authored with Stephen Schlesinger, is Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala. The other one, Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua, is a social and political portrait that the New Yorker called “impressive for the refinement of its writing and also the breadth of its subject matter.” ColumbiaUniversity awarded Kinzer its Maria Moors Cabot prize for outstanding coverage of Latin America.
From 1990 to 1996 Kinzer was posted in Germany. He was chief of the New York Times bureau in Bonn, and after German unification became chief of the Berlin bureau. From there he covered the emergence of post-Communist Europe, including wars in the former Yugoslavia.
In 1996 Kinzer was named chief of the newly opened New York Times bureau in Istanbul, Turkey. He spent four years there, traveling widely in Turkey and in the new nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus. After completing this assignment, Kinzer published Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds.
In 2006 Kinzer published Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq. It recounts the 14 times the United States has overthrown foreign governments. Kinzer seeks to explain why these interventions were carried out and what their long-term effects have been. He has made several trips to Iran, and is the author of All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror. It tells how the CIA overthrew Iran’s nationalist government in 1953.
Kinzer wrote about Africa in his book A Thousand Hills: Rwanda’s Rebirth and the Man Who Dreamed It. Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa called it “a fascinating account of a near-miracle unfolding before our very eyes.” In 2010 Kinzer published Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future, which Huffington Post called “a bold exercise in reimagining the United States’ big links in the Middle East.”
Kinzer’s next book, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, was widely praised. Reviewers called it sparkling, riveting, gripping, bracing, and disturbing. The Wall Street Journal called it a “fluently written, ingeniously researched, thrillerish work of popular history.”
In 2017 Kinzer published The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire. It describes America’s first great debate over military intervention abroad.
After leaving the Times in 2005, Kinzer taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. He is now a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and writes a world affairs column for The Boston Globe. While posted in Turkey, Kinzer hosted the country’s first radio show devoted to blues music. He is the author of the entry on Jelly Roll Morton in The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge.
In 2008 Kinzer was awarded an honorary doctorate by Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. The citation said that “those of us who have had the pleasure of hearing his lectures or talking to him informally will probably never see the world in the same way again.”
The University of Scranton awarded Kinzer an honorary doctorate in 2010. “Where there has been turmoil in the world and history has shifted, Stephen Kinzer has been there,” the citation said. “Neither bullets, bombs nor beating could dull his sharp determination to bring injustice and strife to light.”
Carla Kaplan: MISS ANNE IN HARLEM: THE WHITE WOMEN OF THE BLACK RENAISSANCE
Ms. Kaplan will do a talk on her new book
Little could be more unusual in the 1920s than for white, upper-class women—"Miss Anne"—to seek to become, in effect, honorary blacks. This ground-breaking group biography uncovers, for the first time, the untold story of the white women of the black Harlem Renaissance.
Returning Miss Anne to her rightful place in the interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance, Kaplan's formidable work remaps the landscape of the 1920s, alters our perception of this historical moment, and brings Miss Anne to vivid life.
Saturday, September 15
Join us for our 3nd annual Steamroller Print Extravaganza! Watch as giant prints (and other sizes) are created by using a steamroller as the press, and the driveway as a press bed. Create your own prints and bring them with you to have them pressed on site; we’ll provide ink, brayers, paper, and industrial equipment.
Plus! Kids can carve their very own potato prints to take home.
With special thanks to the Truro & Wellfleet Cultural Council for there support for this event!