The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum hosts ‘Souvenir of Provincetown – Capturing Memories of Town’s Past’, a special art exhibition featuring artwork from the private collection of Helen and Napi Van Dereck paired with photography, ephemera and objects from the permanent collection of the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, you’ll learn much more about Provincetown’s past.
“ Helen and Napi’s collection is probably the single most important collection of historical Provincetown art in the country and what better way to exhibit it than integrated with related archival holdings from the museum,” says Executive Director Jim Bakker.
From an 1892 oil painting of the “Nor’bend” by Mathy showing the original Red Inn to a 1935 watercolor of the “Sunset from the East End” by George Yater, artists have come here to capture the beauty of Provincetown. Many of the buildings and wharves depicted in the paintings have long since been demolished and land, once covered by beached boats have now become parking lots. The exhibition also includes a selection of paintings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Seashore.
The Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum at High Pole Hill Road is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from April 1 through November with extended hours from June 1 to September 15 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission Adults $7.00; Seniors (age 62+) and Students (15+ with ID) $5.00; Children (4 – 14) $3.50; Children 3 and under are admitted free. ~pilgrim-monument.org