A Century of Inspiration
The Catalogue for the Provincetown Art Association and Museum Permanent Collection
The Permanent Collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is restricted to objects by artists who, at one time or another, have worked on Cape cod. the collection officially began in 1915 and now numbers over 3,500 works of art by nearly 750 twentieth century and contemporary artists in a variety of media.
This is the third catalogue which replaces the previous book published in 1999. Since the collection has nearly tripled, it is fitting for this publication to be released 100 years after the formal establishment of the permanent collection.
The permanent collection is an important measure of a museums value. And PAAM’s holdings of local and regional art is extensive and dynamic. The collection weaves together multiple art movements – each a significant strand of American art history – and creates perspectives that uniquely position the Provincetown art colony as pertinent to the larger art world.
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