PAAM and the History of the Provincetown Art Colony

January 19 - May 13, 2018

Curated by:
Christine McCarthy
Opening Reception:
Friday, January 19, 6pm

About the Exhibition

For over a Century, Provincetown has welcomed nurtured and inspired artists from all over the world– not just to create, but also to connect with the town and its people. Only in Provincetown could this unique relationship between artists and community members become the defining experience of this fabled, outermost point of Cape Cod. Life in Provincetown, for the past 100 plus years, has been charted by the interactions between these two groups – from destitute artists trading paintings for lodging from owners of local homes or guesthouses, to fisherman offering a share of their day’s catch to provide a meal for an artist who might otherwise go without, to the walls of local cafes and homes lined with artwork given in exchange for simple kindnesses. PAAM represents art and everyday life, constantly mixing and connecting.

IMAGE: Edwin Dickinson, Beatrice Zucker, 1914, PAAM Collection, Gift of Daniel W. Dietrich II, 2016