Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations.

PAAM was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. As 2014 marks PAAM’s Centennial year, the programming and exhibition schedule highlights significant artists, artwork, and events that have contributed to PAAM becoming the vital cultural institution it is today.

Integral to the community comprising the Provincetown Art Colony, PAAM embodies the qualities that make Provincetown an enduring American center for the arts, and serves as Cape Cod’s most widely-attended art museum.

As interest in the region’s contribution to American art history continues to grow, PAAM presents an ever-changing lineup of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and cultural events that seek to promote and cultivate appreciation for all branches of the fine arts for which Provincetown is known.
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  • I was very disappointed with the museum. Time would have been better spent in the galleries which are plentiful all along that street. All the art was modern except for one room which was only moderat...  read more »
  • Cute art museum! I enjoyed the galleries inside and even got ideas for my own BFA gallery in the spring! I would return! The art is more relatable and not so modern! 
  • We didn't happen to like the two current exhibits but that happens, i guess. The overall impression is that Ptown art scene is maybe a bit too insular--- the 50s-80s are gone, and there's a lot of new...  read more »
  • Mid-size museum, not bad especially if you are already there, if not, it is not a must as there are so many other great galleries to see. Entrance fee is typically about $10 but they wave the fee on specific days.
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