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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Art Museums, Arts & Culture

Mission: The objects and purposes of this association shall be to promote and cultivate the practice and appreciation of all branches of the fine arts, to assemble in Provincetown and environs a collection of works of art of merit, to hold exhibitions, and by forums, concerts and similar activities to promote education of the public in the arts and social intercourse between artists and laymen. To these ends, it shall operate strictly within its charter as a non-profit, educational, artistic and cultural organization.

Geographic areas served: Cape Cod

Programs: PAAM offers nearly 200 events per year including 30+ exhibitions, classes, concerts, lectures, symposia, workshops, a film series, 2 consignment auctions, a silent auction, a secret garden tour and a benefit gala. The Museum School at PAAM offers studio art instruction for all ages:a nationally recognized student curating program for Cape Cod elementary and high school students; portfolio development courses accredited through Cape Cod Community College that lead to a four-year degree; 60+ weeklong summer classes.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Boston artist, teacher and college art administrator and a huge fan of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Two very important artists have been brought to the public's attention by terrific shows at PAAM in recent years, that of Edwin Dickinson and Jack Tworkov. They do astoundingly important work for the cultrual community not only of Provincetown, but the entire Northeast.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Provincetown Art Association and Museum offers wonderful classes, experience, history, and exhibits. With their help, I as an artist am truly learning how to improve my art, experience all levels of art exploration and thrive through exhibition opportunities of all kinds. I feel that they are a true cornerstone to artistic exploration and history.

Client Served

Rating: 5

i had a chance to take a class this past summer. the teacher was great and the facilities are beautiful. during the week i went down to the galleries and got to see the exhibitions which were stunning. I can't wait to return.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a member of the museum I make a point to visit frequently to keep up with the fantastic new exhibits regularly being mounted. As a local Art educator I have participated numerous times in a well planned program that allows students to curate a themed exhibit from the museum's collection as well as create their own work under the supervision of a local artist that is hung with the curated work. They create written responses to their chosen works and it is an amazing experience the museum provides for my students.

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Donor

Rating: 5

the art association is a non-institution institution. i have been taking my three children to see shows since i was able to pull them in their radio-flyer red wagon. they are now grown-ups and able to imbue themselves with the outrageous diversity that the art ass offers. we have enjoyed shoes of some of our dearest friends, and also cultivate a serious sense of provincetown's artistic history by staying in close touch with the former "chrysler museum". most recently, we cried and laughed through mischa richter's photos, which portrayed the provincetown we love, that of crusty old fisherpeople, funky houses and a happy/sad take on life in this small spit of land at the end of the world. i freaking LOVE the art ass, and will continue to support it like family should.