PAAM is closed until further notice. This includes the Museum, the office, the school, and all programs. The PAAM staff is reachable by email, please visit the Staff Directory or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll continue to update our Facebook and Instagram pages. Please read this letter from PAAM CEO Christine McCarthy for more information.
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum is a nationally recognized, accredited, year-round cultural institution. Integral to the community, PAAM fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest art colony with the natural and boundless beauty of Cape Cod, embodying the qualities that make Provincetown an enduring American center for the arts.
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.