The Napi and Helen Van Dereck Collection: Part II

Curated by:
Christine McCarthy



This exhibition features artworks from the collection of Napi and Helen Van Dereck. Napi passed away on Christmas Day, 2019 and this exhibition is the second installment as we honor his legacy and his keen eye, as well as the depth of this important collection. 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, Blanche Lazzell, Bruce McKain, Ross Moffett, Pauline Palmer, Kathi Smith 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 for his assistance in getting this body of work together.

Learn more about Director’s Choice: In Memoriam: Napi Van Dereck.

Image: (L-R) Nancy Maybin Ferguson, untitled (North Truro center), c. 1920s, Collection of Napi and Helen Van Dereck; Jackson Lambert, Fat Francis, 1968, Collection of Napi and Helen Van Dereck; Robert B. Rogers, untitled (Sailing Dory), 1935, Collection of Napi and Helen Van Dereck.