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Current Exhibition

Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the '80s

April 12 - July 31, 2014

Showcasing emerging art forms of the 1980s from Manhattan's Lower East Side, from the collection of John Axelrod »More

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Current Exhibition

POP! Selections from the Collection

May 3 - July 31, 2014

Featuring Pop Art prints, sculptures, paintings, and artists’ books drawn from the permanent collection. »More

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Current Exhibition

Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection

May 3 - July 31, 2014

A presentation of recent paintings by Daze in juxtaposition with works chosen by the artist from the Addison’s permanent collection. »More

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Current Exhibition

Toward Resolution: Artists’ Studies from the Collection

May 31 – July 31, 2014

Showcasing a group of studies ranging from the suggestively minimal to the precisely figurative, selected by Phillips Academy Art 300 students »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

    Addison Happenings

  • Judith Dolkart appointed Director of the Addison Gallery
  • Addison's $30 million campaign concludes
  • Spectacular spring exhibitions on view now
  • Chris Daze Ellis: Spring 2014 Artist-in-Residence