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Please join us for our upcoming events:

Fall 2016

Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions
Take a stroll through the new exhibitions and enjoy a glass of wine and a bite to eat.
Friday, September 23, 6:00–8:00 pm

Friends of the Addison Event: Tour of Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman
Friends of the Addison are invited for a special tour of Making It Modern with exhibition co-curator Roberta Olson of the New-York Historical Society. To RSVP, please contact Anna Gesing at or 978.749.4023.
By reservation: Thursday, October 13, 6:00 pm

Lecture: Self-Taught Artists in the Twentieth Century: Martin Ramirez and His Peers in the Art World with Brooke Davis Anderson, Executive Director, Prospect New Orleans.
Sunday, October 30, 2:00 pm

Open Mic
Join the Phillips Academy student organization Word for a poetry slam in Gallery 109 at the Addison. Free and open to the public. 
Wednesday, November 2, 6:30–8:30 pm

Addison Book Club (ABC)
Join us for story time and create your own miniature 3-D art inspired by Taking Shape: Sculpture at the Addison. Recommended for children 2–8 years old, but all ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Read more about resources for children and families at the Addison.
Sunday, November 6, 1:30–2:30 pm

Opening Reception for The Deception of Perception: Exploring Distortion and Ambiguity in Photography
Join the students from the Phillips Academy course Art 300: Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection in celebrating the opening of the exhibition they curated. The students will give a gallery talk during the reception; refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 16, 5:00–6:30 pm

Evening Gallery Tour of Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman with Addison Director Judith F. Dolkart. This program has been organized with Andover's Memorial Hall Library. Attendees may also receive a 10% discount of food at Samuel’s Restaurant at the Andover Inn across the street from the museum; pick up a coupon at the Addison's front desk. The tour is free and open to the public. Space is limited; please register online.
Wednesday, November 30, 7:00 pm

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.