The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) was founded in 1914 by a group of artists, including Hawthorne, to collect, exhibit, and honor the work of Provincetown’s growing arts colony.
Today, PAAM houses one of the most important 20th century American art collections, including Hawthorne’s “His First Voyage,” and white-line woodblock prints known as the Provincetown Print developed by B.J.O. Nordfeldt and his followers.
PAAM is also the country’s first green art museum as well as a learning center providing affordable arts instruction, an association for professional artists, a research center and venue for film screenings, concerts, auctions, and lectures.
Free & Inexpensive Activities
This art institution, which celebrates the work of Provincetown’s art colony, offers a wide variety of free and inexpensive programming, including their Free Fridays and Free Lecture series. FilmArt@PAAM is a screening and discussion series of classic and artistic films with industry professionals. Each screening is $5 and includes popcorn! General admission to PAAM is also $5 and provides access to its five galleries, two outdoor sculpture gardens, and the museum store.
For more information, please visit Provincetown Art Association and Museum.