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PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM

PROVINCETOWN ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM
Website: www.paam.org
Address:
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Phone: (508) 487-1750
Email: info@paam.org
Description:

 

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) was established in 1914 by prominent artists Charles Hawthorne, Oscar Gieberich, William Halsall, Gerrit Beneker, E. Ambrose Webster and several local business men and women. The donation of works by the organizing artists, and two juried exhibitions mounted in the summer of 1915, began PAAM’s traditions of collecting and exhibiting the work of the local community of artists. By then, the art community at the tip of Cape Cod had become the refuge of artists and expatriates returned from war-torn Europe, and Provincetown was firmly established as "The Biggest Art Colony in the World." (Boston Globe, 8/8/16) PAAM consolidated its role as the anchor of that colony through the purchase and refurbishing of its present building in 1919.

Did you know?

The museum was established to support artists, many expatriates from Europe after World War I. The Boston Globe called Provincetown then the ‘Biggest Art Colony in the world.”

Hundreds of artists have called the Outer Cape Cod home. Several of them are represented in the PAAM Collection, which has over 3,000 works by more than 700 artists. The Museum also holds an extensive archive of materials referencing the artists whose work is represented in the collection, as well as ephemera associated with the continual activities of the Museum and Association. The Museum provides these resources on request to scholars and historians.

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JULY + AUGUST

Open daily at 11am
Monday-Thursday: open until 8pm
Friday: open until 10pm
Saturday: open until 6pm
Sunday: open until 5pm

SEPTEMBER

Open daily at 11am
Monday-Thursday: open until 6pm
Friday: open until 10pm
Saturday: open until 6pm
Sunday: open until 5pm

OCTOBER-MAY

Open Thursday-Sunday, 12-5pm

ADMISSION

$10 general admission
Free for PAAM members and children 12 and under
Free Friday evenings after 5pm

Hours:
Monday 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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