The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) in Provincetown, Massachusetts is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
It was founded as the Provincetown Art Association on August 22, 1914, with the mission of collecting, preserving, exhibiting and educating people about the work of Cape Cod artists. These included Impressionists, Modernists, and Futurists as well as artists working in more traditional styles.
The original building at 460 Commercial Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The organization changed its name to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum in 1970. As a professional association, it represents a membership of around 700 contemporary artists.
Its growing permanent collection includes over 4,000 works. The museum mounts multiple exhibitions per year.
The Provincetown Art Colony is the oldest of the nineteenth-century summer