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Provincetown Art Association and Museum

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Address: 460 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2415
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+1 508-487-1750
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Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Visited the PAAM on our February vacation. We loved the juried art display of local artists. The PAAM is a great, quiet retreat from a day of shopping.

Reviewed March 14, 2017
Sue S
Wareham, Massachusetts
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Wareham, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Visited the PAAM on our February vacation. We loved the juried art display of local artists. The PAAM is a great, quiet retreat from a day of shopping.

Thank Sue S
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Free admission (donations accepted) on Fridays when other galleries have openings, too. Great fun and so interesting seeing art from Provincetown's famous artists. Special shows and collections can be viewed throughout the year. We're lucky to have this place in our community.

Thank reisenelisa1
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

The Provincetown Art Association, known as PAAM, is a wonderful collection of artists who have either lived or worked ( or both ) in Provincetown. This comprises many of the greatest names in the history of art in our country. Friday evenings are free..... A great experience

1 Thank Sheila E
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Reviewed September 20, 2016

I was very disappointed with the museum. Time would have been better spent in the galleries which are plentiful all along that street. All the art was modern except for one room which was only moderately interesting. Sad that they didn't have more variety!

Thank Wendylr
Vernon, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

Cute art museum! I enjoyed the galleries inside and even got ideas for my own BFA gallery in the spring! I would return! The art is more relatable and not so modern!

Thank Brie V
Sharon, Vermont
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Reviewed August 29, 2016

We didn't happen to like the two current exhibits but that happens, i guess. The overall impression is that Ptown art scene is maybe a bit too insular--- the 50s-80s are gone, and there's a lot of new stuff out there in the world but not so much here. The PAAM silent auction material was interesting-- some good, some bad.... More 

Thank ordinarymind
Chatham, New Jersey
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Took some art lessons from a local artist while on my last vacation. We met every morning on the beach, easels, paints, and brushes in tow, and he taught this eager student -- that oil painting is not my calling. But I was able to check off another item on my bucket list, and it was truly an experience I... More 

Thank CarolsPearls
New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Several different rooms, with some nice art. Perfect way to spend a half hour...Is situated in East end of PToen...which is much quieter, classier than West End...no t shirt or fudge shops, just generally well curated galleries

1 Thank HClowd
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Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a small, nice collection. Located on Commercial St, there are many galleries nearby that are great!

Thank newfun
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3 reviews
Reviewed July 30, 2016

This museum has several curated educational exhibitions going on featuring artists and artwork of today.

Thank John Q

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