PAAM Announces Summer 2021 Exhibition Lineup

May 24, 2021
Contact: Annie Longley | 508-487-1750 x16

PROVINCETOWN, MA: Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) is thrilled to announce its lineup of Summer Exhibitions:

Bunny Pearlman: The Last Leopard–Avoiding Extinction
Curated by Bert Yarborough | May 7 – June 27, 2021

“This humble, vital and dynamic body of work is also a testimony from the heart, hand and intellect: it is a gift to all of us who seek.” This retrospective of Pearlman’s work reveals the intensity of her spirit, the breadth of her work, and her mastery of mediums.

Art of the Garden: Double Bloom Rebecca Hutchinson & Joan Snyder
Curated by Cherie Mittenthal | May 28 – July 18, 2021

In this exhibition, the iconic and bold artwork of renowned painter Joan Snyder is juxtaposed with the ephemeral and expansive ceramic sculptures of internationally exhibiting sculptor Rebecca Hutchinson, offering two different, yet symbiotic, approaches to contemporary image-making.

Hawthorne, Hofmann, And Hopper—Preserving A Legacy Curated by Christine McCarthy | June 25 – August 29, 2021

Pulling from the permanent collection of the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, this exhibition will focus on Charles Hawthorne and Hans Hofmann as artists and teachers by juxtaposing examples of their work with that of some of their students. Work by Edward Hopper will also be showcased, but Hopper will be displayed more of an influence on other artists than a teacher.

Leo Manso: Collages and Other Works
Curated by Eugene Fedorko | July 2 – October 17, 2021

This exhibition features approximately 30 works from PAAM’s permanent collection and a private collection. Coupled with travels to Mexico, Italy, India, and a host of Africa countries, Manso extensively read Buddhist, Hindu, and Tantric philosophies. These experiences became the cornerstone of his artistic practice. A master collagist, Manso achieved a sense of simultaneity and dynamism while manipulating color and form to place viewers in a meditative state.

The Silent Side of a Shiver: Photographs by Francis Olschafskie
Curated by Breon Dunigan | July 23 – September 19, 2021

This exhibition presents a selection of over 20 recent photographs by Francis Olschafskie. The photographs on view are primarily from the last decade and are the results of a period of intense concentration on a particular set of subjects, methods, and sources that embody a culmination of his ideas and interests from his extensive photographic career.

2021 Members’ 12×12 Exhibition and Silent Auction
On View: July 30 – September 26, 2021
Virtual Auction Closes: September 26, 2PM EST

Every summer, PAAM members are invited to sell 12”x12” works of art as part of PAAM’s most significant annual fundraiser. All pieces have a starting bid of $125, and climb by demand until the final minutes of the exhibition. Artist-members sell their work at 50% commission, winning bidders get wonderful artworks, and PAAM gets 50% commission, or 100% if the artists donate to PAAM.


Provincetown Art Association and Museum was established in 1914 by a group of artists and townspeople to build a permanent collection of works by artists of outer Cape Cod, and to exhibit art that would allow for unification within the community. Through a comprehensive schedule of exhibitions of local and national significance and educational outreach, PAAM provides the public access to art, artists, and the creative process. The PAAM Membership is a vibrant community of over 1,800 individuals. Whether you’re an artist or you simply love the arts, a PAAM Membership opens the door to programs and events that enrich and inspire.

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