A Family Tradition

​​​Anne Packard opened the doors to the Packard Gallery in 1986. The heritage building is located in the historic Gallery District in Provincetown, and was once home to a Christian Science Church.

Both her grandmother, Zella, and grandfather, Max Bohm (Gold Medalist of the Paris Salon in 1898 for his painting, “En Mer”) were artists. Max is credited for his leadership in the establishment of Provincetown as a successful artist’s colony. This artistic lineage is, in part, how Provincetown became so deeply rooted within her.

Packard Gallery represents and celebrates two generations of artists: Anne Packard, Cynthia Packard and Leslie Packard. Read on for more of their fascinating family history.


​​"I’ve always felt a connection here."

-Anne Packard,  "Take 10​: For the Packards, Art Works in Provincetown"Cape Cod Times