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Upcoming Exhibition

In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

September 1, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Works from the Addison’s collection that are the result of artists’ collaborations, or the influence of one artist on another »More

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Upcoming Exhibition

Selections from the Permanent Collection

September 1, 2015 - early 2016

Works representing the breadth and strengths of the Addison’s permanent collection, ranging from 19th century landscapes to 20th century abstraction and Minimalism »More

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Upcoming Exhibition

Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

September 12, 2015 - January 10, 2016

Celebrating the close friendship between Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt and illuminating the crucial impact of their association on both their art and lives »More

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Upcoming Exhibition

Words in Air: Jennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann in Collaboration

September 12, 2015 - January 17, 2016

A site-specific installation by Edward E. Elson Artists-in-Residence Caine and Hellmann that combines the visual and verbal and embodies ideas of creative exchange »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

    Addison Happenings

  • Last chance! Current shows close July 31
  • Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #716 created by PA math students
  • Fantastic fall exhibitions open in September
  • Student-curated show In Calm Waters, On Stormy Seas on view in the Museum Learning Center