The Helen and Napi Van Dereck Collection: Part IV

This exhibition will feature over 40 artworks from the collection of Napi and Helen Van Dereck.

Napi passed away on Christmas Day, 2019 and this exhibition is a way to honor his legacy and his keen eye. Every picture has a story—the scenes of Town represent “the way it used to was.” Each artwork was carefully selected for a personal reason and he could tell you, in detail, the back story. Some of Provincetown’s most iconic vantage points and important pieces of history are represented by artists such as Gerrit Beneker, Nancy Maybin Ferguson, Ross Moffett, Pauline Palmer, and George Yater among others.

We are so grateful to Helen Van Dereck for allowing PAAM to exhibit this unprecedented collection and I would personally like to thank Jim Bakker and Bill Evaul for their assistance in getting this body of work together.

– Christine McCarthy, curator and PAAM CEO