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Please join us for our upcoming events:

Spring 2017



Friends of the Addison Preview Reception
Addison supporters are invited to preview the exhibition with collector Jordan D. Schnitzer before the public opening. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison, please contact Anna Gesing at or 978.749.4023.
By reservation, Friday, April 21, 5:00–6:00 pm

Opening Reception
Celebrate the opening of the exhibition with the artist, collector, and Addison staff while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat.
Friday, April 21, 6:00–8:00 pm

Panel Discussion
Artist Frank Stella, collector Jordan D. Schnitzer, exhibition curator Richard H. Axsom, and master printmaker Kenneth Tyler will share their unique viewpoints on the art and exhibition. Addison Director Judith F. Dolkart will moderate the discussion. The event will take place in Kemper Auditorium adjacent to the Addison. Space is limited; please register online or call 978.749.4216 to reserve your seat.
Saturday, April 22, 4:00 pm

Evening Gallery Tour of Frank Stella Prints
Join Addison Director Judith F. Dolkart on the final late Wednesday of the season for a walk-through and discussion of Frank Stella Prints. This program has been organized with Andover's Memorial Hall Library. The event is free, but space is limited; please register online or call 978.623.8430.
Wednesday, May 31, 7:00 pm

Youth Printmaking Classes
Experiment with colors, techniques, and materials inspired by the work of Frank Stella through art classes offered in collaboration with the Essex Art Center. Classes will meet at the Essex Art Center and will include a visit to the Addison Gallery. For more information and to register, visit Space is limited, so sign up early!
7-week workshop for ages 8–11: Thursdays, April 27–June 8, 4:00–5:45 pm ($115)
1-day workshop for ages 6–11: Tuesday, July 11, 9:00 am–3:00 pm ($55)
1-day workshop for ages 11–16: Tuesday, July 11, 9:00 am–3:00 pm ($55)

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about any of our programs, please contact us at 978.749.4015.


  The Addison Gallery’s family programs are supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.