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Borkowski Collection

Borkowski

Overview

A student of history since adolescence when Mrs. Henry N. Flynt, a mentor and founder of Historic Deerfield along with her husband, arranged for me to become a guide there, my keen interest in history has grown since arriving in Provincetown in the mid-1980’s.  I have collected materials and studied the various areas that have interested me about Provincetown, regardless of their seeming randomness, which began with a chance purchase of some glass plate negatives that touched off a quest to understand the history of the art colony.  My work with the Town of Provincetown Art Collection further informed me.  Other avenues of historical exploration presented themselves during my research into the lives of Edna Boies Hopkins, Blanche Lazzell and E. Ambrose Webster.  Such work was started in preparation for monographs on these local artists by many fine art historians who I was fortunate enough to assist in their research. [More...]

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  • Charles W. Morgan, Whaler
    Painting by Gordon Grant (1875-1962) entitled Nantucket Men, oil on canvas, 28 X 36 inches, of...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Art, Whaling, Whaling--Massachusetts--History, Whaling--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History
  • A Weekend with artist Walton Ford, invitation
    "A Weekend with Walton Ford" - Dinner at the Norman Mailer home with Walton Ford and a...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Artwork
    Subjects: Advertising, Advertising fliers
  • Mailer Living Room, Provincetown
    Photograph of J. Michael Lennon, Richard Meier and Stephen Borkowski taken in the living room of...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Photo
    Subjects: Provincetown (Mass.)--History--21st century, Provincetown Art Association & Museum
  • Charles W. Morgan, 2014 - 38th Voyage
    Flyer announcing the 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan - the oldest American commercial vessel...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Advertising fliers, Whaling, Whaling--Massachusetts--History, Whaling--Massachusetts--Provincetown--History
  • Tides of Provincetown Exhibition Announcement, 2011
    Flyer for "The Tides of Provincetown" - an exhibit at the New Britain Museum of...
    Collection: Borkowski
    Format: Text
    Subjects: Advertising, Advertising fliers, Art, Art galleries, Commercial
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