Hopper exhibition extended at Provincetown museum


Edward Hopper, untitled, PAAM Collection, Gift of Laurence C. and J. Anton Schiffenhaus in honor of Mary Schiffenhaus and two anonymous donors

PROVINCETOWN, Mass. – Provincetown Art Association and Museum has extended the exhibition, “Edward and Josephine Hopper from the Permanent Collection,” from Jan. 28 to April 1 and added new material. The cases will be replaced with new examples from Josephine Hopper’s diary entries, letters to Edward Hopper from artists Charles Burchfield and John Sloan and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and ephemera from the artists’ lives.

“Due to the overwhelming interest by scholars, critics and visitors, PAAM will be extending the Hopper exhibition through April 1st. If you haven’t had the opportunity to see this exhibition, plan an off-season trip to Provincetown,” said Executive Director Christine McCarthy.

The exhibition, which opened in August 2017, is composed of works donated to the museum’s permanent collection by Laurence C. and J. Anton Schiffenhaus in honor of their mother, Mary Schiffenhaus (a close and personal friend of Josephine and Edward Hopper), and two anonymous donors.

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, Provincetown Art Association and Museum provides the public access to art, artists and the creative process.

PAAM, located at 460 Commercial St., is open (October–May) noon to 5 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also open by appointment. General admission is $10 – free to members and children 12 and under.

For more information, call 508-487-1750 or visit www.paam.org.