Committed to the artists who have shaped Provincetown's cultural past and to their contemporary counterparts, the Julie Heller Gallery is a monument to Provincetown's rich heritage as an art colony. Housing the most extensive Provincetown art available for purchase anywhere, much of the gallery is hung salon style with the walls filled end to end with striking treasures. Its list of artists reads like a Who's Who of Provincetown's art history.
Once the box office and museum of the famed Provincetown Playhouse on the Wharf, the gallery walls now set the stage for varied exhibitions that survey over a century of vibrant innovation and timeless tradition in the visual arts. Owner, Julie Heller is an art historian. The works in the gallery reflect her interest in works by both emerging and well-established early and contemporary Provincetown artists.
[courtesy of Adam Lambert in The Gallery Guide]
julie heller gallery / 2 gosnold street
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julie heller east / 465 commercial street
For the past seven years, Julie Heller East has been evolving into its own bustling hub of art in the quiet east end of town. As the second space of Julie Heller Gallery, the now oldest gallery in Provincetown, it shares some of the treasures of the Heller collection but is developing its own unique identity. Every other week, solo or two person shows grace the east walls while opposite them, the old masters rotate monthly. A delightful mix of monoprints, lithographs, drawings, wood engravings and etchings jostle for space on the floating black and white wall. The viewer will be amazed to see a Milton Avery drypoint hanging side by side a small contemporary drawing!
Sculpture, stabiles and mobiles add to the visual feast of the gallery. "Julie's Own" is a recurring feature, where a small vignette will be created by the 'Early Provincetown' wall -- suggesting the world of Julie Heller. Here selections from her private collection will be offered for the first time. Julie Heller East is located at 465 Commercial Street, directly across from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and is open daily in season from 10AM to 10PM in season.