From the CEO

Chief Executive Officer Chris McCarthy, photo by the New York Times


Letter from the Chief Executive Officer:

Dear Friends, Summer is here! We look forward to welcoming you into our galleries, to feast on the artwork on our walls, and enjoy some quiet time in the sculpture gardens that surround the building.

In 2021, we have learned from our visitors how to provide the safest and most enjoyable Museum experience. While we have a fantastic schedule of summer exhibitions, we will not be holding events or public openings at the present time. Both our annual Garden Tour and Fredi Schiff Levin Lectures will be online. If you’re unable to visit us in-person, please enjoy a 3-D tour of PAAM, available on our website. Workshops will continue online and outdoors and we will continue to adapt to keep our visitors and staff happy and safe. Despite our dynamic transitions, one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to our membership and community. We look forward to welcoming you to PAAM– whether for the first time, your weekly visit, or online.


As of July 1, PAAM is open Wednesday-Monday, 11AM-5PM, with six, hour-long time slots: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, and 4PM. Reservations are highly recommended. We require all visitors to wear face coverings. Please reserve tickets online (visit or by calling 508-487-1750. Visitors without reservations are accommodated when possible.


Here’s an overview of the changes and guidelines we’re implementing: While it’s been over a year of adjusting, we feel best when our doors are open to you.

◊ Timed Entry: Guests purchase their tickets in advance for an hour-long 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: All touchpoints are sanitized multiple times throughout the day. There are touch-free sanitizers in each gallery. ◊ Physical Distancing: Our large galleries allow guests to maintain a distance of 6-feet from guests outside of their own party. ◊ Contact Reduction: We have decreased our touchpoints by propping doors and installing foot door pulls. The bathrooms are closed to the general public and are only available for ticketed guests.

With best wishes for our continued health, safety, and dedication to Provincetown art,

Christine McCarthy


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