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Provincetown Art Association and Museum

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Provincetown Art Association and Museum
460 Commercial Street
Provincetown, Massachusetts 02657
Venue Type: Museum
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Memorial Day - September: M-Th: 11- 8 pm, Friday: 11- 10 pm, Sat-Sun: 11-5pm. October - May: Th-Sun: Noon-5pm
Phone
508. 487.1750
Fax
508. 487.4372
Cost
$10 general admission, Free for PAAM members and children 12 and under Free Friday evenings
DESCRIPTION
     
The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) was established in 1914 by prominent artists Charles Hawthorne, Oscar Gieberich, William Halsall, Gerrit Beneker, E. Ambrose Webster and several local business men and women. The donation of works by the organizing artists, and two juried exhibitions mounted in the summer of 1915, began PAAM’s traditions of collecting and exhibiting the work of the local community of artists. By then, the art community at the tip of Cape Cod had become the refuge of artists and expatriates returned from war-torn Europe, and Provincetown was firmly established as "The Biggest Art Colony in the World." (Boston Globe, 8/8/16) PAAM consolidated its role as the anchor of that colony through the purchase and refurbishing of its present building in 1919.