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Provincetown Art Association -  Art and History Together

The most popular art museum on the Cape, the Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), features a rich permanent collection as well as visiting and special exhibitions. Born out of America's oldest arts colony, PAAM nurtures creativity by promoting art and culture all along Cape Cod, partly through the Lillian Orlowsky & William Freed Museum School. PAAM offers special events throughout the year, including lectures, music, youth education and film viewings. You can purchase mementos in the small gift shop, including books, exhibit catalogs, and T-shirts.


Prices -

 $10 general admission. Free for kids 12 and under. Free Friday evenings.

Hours -

 Oct - May, open Thurs - Sun, 12 - 5 p.m. Memorial Day - Sept, open 11 a.m. - 8 p.m., Mon - Thurs; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Fri; 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat - Sun.


  • Film Art Series
  • Gallery Conversations
  • PAAM Consignment Auction


  • Life drawing
  • Sketch and photography
  • Group visits
  • Exhibitions and collections
  • Educational workshops
  • Gift shop


  • Does the PAAM collection include local artists?

    There are over 700 artists represented by 3,000 individual art pieces in the permanent collection. The artists either live or lived on Cape Cod at one time or another, many of them seasonally, some year-round. A few of the masters include Robert Motherwell, Phil Roeber, Andy Warhol and Blanche Lazzell.
  • What is 100 New Gifts?

    PAAM spearheaded a movement to add to its permanent collection in 2014 and 2015, in conjunction with its centennial celebration, PAAM100: A Century of Inspiration. A special exhibition, 100 New Gifts to the Collection, showcases the generosity of donors who have contributed to ensuring PAAM continues to be a leader in American art history.

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