Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), Provincetown

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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 come from a smaller city with much better art, (Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI) and found the pretentiousness amusing. It didn't help that it was AFTER paying $10.00 admission the staff...  more »
  • On my last day in Provincetown I strolled to PAAM just to explore this small but rather lovely Gallery / Museum and to view their temporary exhibitions . I had heard that they had or were in the proce...  more »
  • The museum itself is excellent. Very modern and up beat A good review of local artists. BUT. The Jazz series they have gives some of the best jazz in the north east. Very small and intimate venue and ...  more »
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  • 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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