From the Director


Fueled by the passionate work of a diverse body of artists, PAAM continues to uphold its unique legacy because of its exhibitions, programs and the appreciation of our unprecedented history.

Through partnerships with artists, individuals, and national foundations, we are able to take our groundbreaking exhibitions and programming to a wider global audience. 2018 marked a significant milestone when we opened Abstract Climates: Helen Frankenthaler in Provincetown to a record-breaking public – a body of work created in Provincetown in the 1960s was brought back to the place of inspiration. Additionally, we raised the bar with exhibitions featuring Yvette Drury Dubinsky; Tom and Carol O’Dell and John Howell; Cynthia Packard; Janice Biala; Mary Sinclair; Adolph Gottlieb; Joe Fiorello and Helen Miranda Wilson.

Our Permanent Collection grew with new acquisitions including works by Dewing Woodward, Hans Hofmann, Fritz Bultman, Selina Trieff, Tabitha Vevers and many more! Guest curators, students and teachers from all over Cape Cod utilized the permanent collection to showcase a variety of media including block prints, photographs, paintings and sculpture.

PAAM is proud to be a participant in the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Initiative which will help us analyze and improve our overall financial health as we look to our future. Speaking of our future, PAAM successfully acquired the adjacent parcel of land and will be working very carefully to strategize our next steps.

PAAM continues to push the boundaries of what a museum is and can be and to discover, alongside artists, art appreciators and collectors, new ways that we can make a difference.

PAAM would not be where we are today without the generosity of our Board, staff, members and supporters—individuals who believe in what we do, and the artists who trust us as champions of their ideas and creations. If you haven’t already, please consider including PAAM in your year-end giving. We can’t wait to share what’s next.

My best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.



Christine McCarthy

Executive Director