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Please join us for our upcoming events:


Fall 2014

Friends of the Addison Reception for Judith F. Dolkart
Addison supporters are invited to join us for a special reception welcoming Judith F. Dolkart, the Addison’s new Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director. Meet Judith, catch up with Addison staff, and enjoy an evening stroll through Exterior Spaces, Interior Places. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison, contact Caroline Pisani at or 978.749.4128.
By reservation: Wednesday, September 10, 6:00–8:00 pm

Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions
Please join us to celebrate the opening of our fall exhibitions. Mingle with the guest curators and Addison staff. Explore our new shows while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, September 19, 6:00-8:00 pm

Gallery Talk for Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism with exhibition curator
Keith Kauppila. This event is offered in collaboration with the Essex National
Heritage Area’s Trails and Sails program
. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, September 28, 2:00 pm

Lecture Series: Art of the Day
Join us for any or all of the lectures in this three-part series about acquisitions of contemporary art throughout the Addison's history. Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist Kelley Tialiou will discuss the art-historical context of each period and the influence of museum directors, patrons, and other tastemakers on the acquisition process. Meet in the Museum Learning Center. This series is free and open to the public.
Circa 1932Edward Hopper, Manhattan Bridge Loop
Wednesday, October 8, 1:30 pm

Circa 1946: Charles Sheeler, Ballardvale
Wednesday, October 15, 1:30 pm

Circa 2003: Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawings
Wednesday, October 22, 1:30 pm

Family Poetry and Drawing Session
Families are invited to explore nature and creative writing through the exhibition Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism, followed by hands-on material exploration in the Addison's Museum Learning Center. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, November 9, 2:00-3:00 pm

Artist's Talk
Lorna Simpson will discuss her work and retrospective exhibition. Meet in Kemper Auditorium; seating is limited. The talk will be recorded and the video will be posted online after the event. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, November 9, 4:00 pm

For more information about any of our programs, please contact us at 978.749.4015.