PAAM Traditions Series | A Baker’s Dozen: Selections from PAAM’s Permanent Collection

With Beth Stein. Thursday, June 9, 10:30am-12pm. Members: $45, Non-Members: $50.

One of the joys of viewing art is making connections between new pieces and those with which we are familiar.

It is particularly thrilling to see a painting or sculpture for the first time, yet find some part of it recognizable or poignant because it reminds us of one of our favorites. Come experience this with Beth Stein as she takes us through selected works from PAAM’s permanent collection. Participants will be presented with a brief overview of the each artist’s career, examine a piece by the artist, view other works from the collection by the artist, and have the opportunity to see these selected works from the collection up close and personal. We will compare and contrast each of the Baker’s Dozen with iconic works, many of which you will know. You will be amazed at how much depth this class will add to your museum visits!


Beth Stein has been educating adult audiences on the lives and works of famous artists for the past fifteen years, on Cape Cod and in New Jersey. She received her BS in education from Indiana University, MA in history from Seton Hall University and MA in administration/supervision from Montclair State University. She has been involved in the world of education for over forty years, working as a high school teacher, district and private school education supervisor, and college professor. In October of 2003 she was named runner-up for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Teacher of the Year award and was formally recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Codey for this achievement. In May of 2004 she was the recipient of the “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH). Most recently, she was a 2017-2021 recipient of Massachusetts Cultural Council grants through the Chatham Cultural Council for her art history presentations.