Serving as the Cape’s most widely-attended art museum, PAAM presents an ever-changing lineup of exhibitions, lectures, workshops and cultural events that seek to promote and cultivate appreciation for all branches of the fine arts for which Provincetown is best known.
PAAM’s five recently-renovated, temperature-controlled galleries provide a beautiful and safe space for exhibitions of both historic and contemporary works. Exhibitions are mounted by PAAM staff and volunteers, and change throughout the year. Exhibitions feature work from our Permanent Collection, and by Cape Cod artists, both living and deceased. The average length of an exhibition is 6 weeks.
The Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed Museum School at PAAM hosts Teaching Artists from all along Cape Cod for workshops in the fine arts for new and experienced students alike. Our award-winning youth programs engage with elementary, middle, and high school students and young adults in art-making, curating, and mentorship. PAAM’s Museum School operates year-round.
Membership is at the core of PAAM’s mission and objectives, and offers artists and art-appreciators alike opportunities to display their artwork and take part in the history of the oldest active artist colony in the country. Members enjoy eligibility to submit to members-only exhibitions, discounts in the Museum School and Store, reciprocal admission at other regional art museums, and invitations to cultural events and parties organized by PAAM.
Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Commercial Street Construction
From October 2016-May 2017, the neighborhood surrounding PAAM will undergo a major road re-construction project. Commercial Street will be closed to vehicles during weekdays, and will re-open in the evenings and on weekends. Foot traffic is permitted, but pedestrians must follow the directions of the detail officer to navigate dangerous work areas. Walkways will be kept as clean and accessible as possible, but those with difficulty walking may find it challenging.
PAAM will remain open during the construction with a few possible exceptions, so visitors are encouraged to call 508-487-1750 to check on Museum hours. Unfortunately we not able to offer parking to visitors. Parking is permitted outside of the construction zone on both Commercial Street and Bradford Street, and in town lots.