From the CEO


Dear Friends,

With diligence and respect for the safety of our community, PAAM reopened in July in accordance with Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s Reopening Massachusetts Plan. Since then, we’ve welcomed over 4,000 visitors in group sizes of 15 or less, completed over 800 daily sanitation procedures, mounted 9 exhibitions, and reopened the Museum Store. In these months, we’ve learned and adapted from our visitors to date to provide the safest and most enjoyable Museum experience. One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to our membership and community; in 2020, we displayed member work every month. This past fall, PAAM mounted 4 new exhibitions. Although originally scheduled to close in early December, these shows were so popular that we chose to extend these exhibitions to allow more people to enjoy them.


The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday with 4 daily time slots: 12pm-1pm; 1:15-2:15pm; 2:30-3:30pm; and 3:45-4:45pm. The first time slot is reserved for guests who are 60 years and older or in a high-risk group.

Tickets are available for online booking here. You may also reserve by phone by calling 508-487-1750. Admission for members remains free, but we request you reserve tickets online prior to arrival. Visitors without a booking/tickets are accommodated when possible, but admittance is not guaranteed.

Here’s an overview of the changes and guidelines we’ve been implementing:

◊ Admission Capacity and Timed Entry: Guests purchase their tickets in advance for an hour-long time slot. 15 guests are admitted per time slot. PAAM Members receive free admission, but must make an online reservation in advance.
◊ PPE: All guests are required to wear a mask or cloth face covering while at the Museum.
◊ Enhanced Cleaning Procedures: The Museum closes for a brief period between time slots in order to sanitize high-touch areas. All other touchpoints are sanitized multiple times throughout the day. There are touch-free sanitizers in each gallery.
◊ Contact Reduction: We have decreased our touchpoints by propping doors and installing foot door pulls. All Museum Store inventory is available online for shipping or curbside pick-up. Beyond installing plexiglass displays, PAAM provides gloves for guests to browse inventory and surfaces are disinfected frequently. The bathrooms are closed to the general public and are only available for ticketed guests.

While it’s been a year of adjusting, we feel best when our doors are open to you. With best wishes for our continued health, safety, and dedication to Provincetown art,



Christine McCarthy


Image: Photograph by Anton Grassl