Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown

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The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is a nationally recognized, year-round cultural institution that fuses the creative energy of America’s oldest active art colony with the natural beauty of outer Cape Cod that has inspired artists for generations.

PAAM was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. As 2014 marks PAAM’s Centennial year, the programming and exhibition schedule highlights significant artists, artwork, and events that have contributed to PAAM becoming the vital cultural institution it is today.

Integral to the community comprising the Provincetown Art Colony, PAAM embodies the qualities that make Provincetown an enduring American center for the arts, and serves as Cape Cod’s most widely-attended art museum.

As interest in the region’s contribution to American art history continues to grow, 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 known.
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  • Five current exhibitions showcase both contemporary art and historical art. Great bookstore with good selection.  more »
  • Plenty of information on the Provincetown art colony. We particularly enjoyed seeing early examples of the Provincetown "white line" woodblock prints.  more »
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  • I love this place. It is a very creative and dynamic museum. Their members shows are wonderful and approachable. There is an openness and broad view of the arts that is incredibly refreshing.
  • Don't visit Ptown without stopping here! World class exhibitions in a beautiful setting.

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