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Current Exhibition

Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

April 9 - July 31, 2016

Examining how avant-garde art shaped the look and content of American television in its formative years »More

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Current Exhibition

Walls and Beams, Rooms and Dreams: Images of Home

January 23 - July 31, 2016

An exploration of the varied meanings of house and home through works from the Addison's collection »More

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Current Exhibition

Artistic Territories: Journeys in Place and Time

May 25 – July 31, 2016

An exploration of artists' travel through works from the Addison collection, curated by Phillips Academy students »More

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Current Exhibition

Selections from the Permanent Collection, Spring 2016

April 30 – July 31, 2016

A presentation some of the most well-known and loved paintings from the Addison’s collection »More

Collection Spotlight

  • Wave, Night 1928

    Georgia O'Keefe A rare O’Keeffe nocturnal seascape, Wave, Night has been featured in over forty traveling exhibitions since it joined the Addison collection in 1947… »MORE

  • Crossing The Threshold 2009

    Mark Bradford Mark Bradford builds canvases from scavenged from the streets near his studio in South Central Los Angeles… »MORE

  • Eight Bells 1886

    Winslow Homer (oil on canvas) Winslow Homer’s iconic Eight Bells  has been beloved by generations of visitors to the Addison… »MORE

  • Looking Up Inside Sending Tower 1933

    Margaret Bourke-White (gelatin silver print) The Addison is one of the first American museums to collect photography… »MORE

  • Funeral—St. Helena, South Carolina neg. 1955-56, prints c. 1981

    Robert Frank (gelatin silver print) The Addison is one of only three American museums to own all 83 images from The Americans... »MORE

  • Teapot c. 1750

    Jacob Hurd (silver with wood handle) An extraordinary example of American silver with deep ties to Phillips Academy. »MORE

  • Fenêtre I 2009

    Sheila Hicks (cotton, bamboo, linen, silk) From Sheila Hicks's retrospective exhibition. »MORE

  • Black Niijima Floats 2010

    Dale Chihuly (glass) A major installation for the Addison's newly renovated building. »MORE

  • Mary Elizabeth Martin 1771

    John Singleton Copley (oil on canvas) One of a handful of children painted by Copley... »MORE

  • Professor Henry A. Rowland 1897

    Thomas Eakins (oil on canvas) A contemplative and laudatory portrait... »MORE

  • Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair 1912

    John Sloan (oil on canvas) Depicting the urban life of New York City... »MORE

  • The Circus 1912

    George Bellows (oil on canvas) Swirling, excited motion within the circus ring... »MORE

  • Structure of Arches 1939

    David Smith (steel with zinc and copper plating) Abstract and uncannily anthropomorphic at the same time... »MORE

  • Summer, Sea, Window, Red Curtain 1942

    Marsden Hartley (oil on canvas) Merges seascape and still life, realism and abstraction... »MORE

  • Runaways 1993

    Glenn Ligon (suite of ten lithographs) Exploring the construction of identity... »MORE

  • Henry Hudson Bridge Substructure 2006

    Rackstraw Downes (oil on canvas) An intense study of changing light... »MORE

  • “National Archives Microfilm Publication M999 Roll 34” 2009

    Kara Walker (video) The disturbing story of an African American family... »MORE

  • Bed Rug 1741

    Phoebe Denison Billings (wool) A fascinating object of 18th and early 19th century domestic design... »MORE

  • The Secret World of Frank Stella 1958-1962

    Hollis Frampton (gelatin silver print) Representing a milestone in the careers of two artists... »MORE

  • Design for Yacht Interior c. 1914

    Stuart Travis (watercolor) An elegant mixed-media drawing featuring a proposed design for the breakfast room of a yacht... »MORE

  • Painting sketch No. 2 - New York 1922

    Louis Lozowick (oil on canvas) Best known for his depictions of New York cityscapes with their dazzling play between light and shade... »MORE

  • Study - Miss R. c. 1904

    Alvin Langdon Coburn (photogravure) An experimental portrait displaying the artist's love of simplicity and abstraction... »MORE

  • Break on through the other side 1995

    Sam Messer (oil on canvas) The conclusion of the artist's series of portraits of folk painter Jon Serl... »MORE

  • Untitled #765 1993-1994

    Petah Coyne (mixed media) Both thoughtful and adventurous, Petah Coyne seeks out unconventional materials for her sculptures... »MORE

  • Prom Dress 1975

    Joan Lyons (offset lithograph) When put together, these six lithographs compose an image that is at once sweet and subtly intriguing... »MORE

  • Venice (Light Under Church Doors) 1960, printed c. late 1960s

    Ray K. Metzker (gelatin silver print) Rays of sunlight passing through the cracked doors of a Venetian church form a cross-like shape... »MORE

  • No. 1 1951

    Anne Ryan (paper, fabric collage on illustration board) It was in the late 1940s that the poet-turned-artist Anne Ryan began to make her first collages... »MORE

  • Black Painting 1980

    Shirley Goldfarb (oil on canvas) Shirley Goldfarb belongs to a long and distinguished list of expatriate American artists... »MORE

  • Souvenir II 1997

    Kerry James Marshall (acrylic, collage, and glitter on unstretched canvas banner) While Kerry James Marshall developed a radically different visual vocabulary for his 1997-98 series, Souvenir... »MORE

  • Dream House 2002

    Gregory Crewdson (chromogenic print) In the photographic series Dream House by Gregory Crewdson, suburbia and surrealism collide... »MORE

  • The Kaleidoscope House 2000

    Laurie Simmons and Peter Wheelwright (dollhouse and accessories) Occupying the conceptual space between dollhouse, model, and work of art... »MORE

  • Narcissus 1986

    Duane Michals (five gelatin silver prints) Classical in his sculpturally formed body and tousled long hair, the model in Duane Michals’s series reenacts the myth of Narcissus... »MORE

  • Radiant Night 1932-1933

    Oscar Bluemner (oil on canvas) Based on a charcoal sketch, Burnett’s House, Bloomfield, 1917-20, this painting typifies Bluemner’s approach... »MORE

  • The Toast 1964

    John Koch (oil on canvas) Koch imbues his elegantly staged interior scenes with nuanced psychological subtext... »MORE

    Addison Happenings

  • All Hands on Deck! Images of Boating Culture in American Art: June 1, 11am
  • The Lucien Aigner Collection acquired jointly by the Addison, Yale
  • Student-curated exhibition 'Artistic Territories' on view in Museum Learning Center
  • Laurie Simmons: Winter 2016 Artist-in-Residence