For Educators

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The Provincetown Art Association and Museum 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. The Museum galleries and school studios provide a rich setting for educators and students of all ages to explore, engage, and create!

The Museum presents over 30 revolving exhibitions in five galleries each year. Exhibitions feature works from PAAM’s permanent collection, the work of contemporary artists, youth program exhibitions, and works on loan from other museums and private collections. With a firm belief every visit to the Museum should be memorable and unique, Curator of Youth Education Tessa Bry Taylor will work closely with you to ensure your PAAM experience is enriching, meaningful, and fun!

Please review our array of options for school and student group visits to PAAM, as well as our available options to bring PAAM to you! Ready to schedule a visit? Apply here!

CURATED GUIDED GALLERY TOURS

Students and educators participate in a Curator of Youth Education guided tour of current exhibitions in the Museum galleries, including facilitated learner-centered discussions and interactive activities such as drawing and creative writing. $25 per school group; 30 student maximum. Activities for larger groups can be arranged for an additional fee.

SELF-GUIDED GALLERY TOURS

Teachers are welcome to bring groups of students to view exhibitions on their own free-of-charge during regular museum hours ($1 per student during non-regular hours). Reservations are required and groups should include at least one adult chaperone per 10 students. Maximum group size: 40 students. We can suggest ways to prepare your group and integrate your visit with curriculum.

ART-MAKING IN THE MUSEUM SCHOOL STUDIOS

Customized sessions may be designed for your school group based on: current exhibitions; to address a specific medium, such as printmaking; a stylistic movement; one artist’s work; or to explore aspects of the Museum’s history and collection. Sessions may be facilitated by a Museum School teaching artist or Curator of Youth Education. All materials will be supplied. Art making sessions in the Museum School should be scheduled 3-6 weeks in advance. Financial aid available for selected activities. 1.5 hour session with Curator of Youth Education: $5 per student, 25 student maximum. 2 hour session with a Museum School teaching artist: $10-$20 per student, 25 student maximum.

THE LENORE ROSS CURATING PROGRAM

The Lenore Ross Student and Educator Curating Program is a multidisciplinary arts integration program, in which students, teachers, and school administrators engage with works of art chosen from the PAAM’s permanent collection, and create exhibitions in response to collection artwork. The Program consists of a series of components, takes place at both PAAM and in residency at the school, and is designed to accommodate a flexible timeline. Curated exhibitions may be installed at PAAM or if applicable, the school or alternative location. Please visit the Program page for further information.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional development opportunities are available through The Lenore Ross Curating Program. Activities may be customized for groups or individual teachers.