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Please join us for our upcoming events:

Fall 2015

Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions
Join us to celebrate our exciting new season of exhibitions inspired by artists’ friendships and collaborations.
Sunday, September 20, 3:00–5:00 pm

Friends of the Addison Event:
Gallery Talk for Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

Friends of the Addison are invited for a special preview of Converging Lines before the public opening. Exhibition curator Veronica C. Roberts, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, will present some of the unexpected discoveries of her research for this exhibition. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison, please contact Anna Gesing at 978.749.4023 or
By reservation: Sunday, September 20, 2:00–3:00 pm

Gallery Talk for In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations with exhibition curator Kelley Tialiou
Sunday, October 4, 2:00 pm

Drop-In Family Day
Families are invited to explore the fall exhibitions through hands-on activities related to themes of inspiration and collaboration. Bring a friend or make new ones as you create time capsules, write postcards, and more! All ages are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Sunday, November 15, 2:00–4:00 pm

Gallery Talk and Book Signing with Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Art History, Contemporary Art & Aesthetics at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and author of the forthcoming publication Irrational Judgments: Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and 1960s New York. Swenson will bring visitors through Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt for an intimate study of a few objects in the exhibition, and will discuss the work of LeWitt and Hesse in the context of the 1960s New York art scene. An informal reception and book signing will follow; Irrational Judgments will be available for purchase at a discounted price during the event. Meet in the Museum Learning Center. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, December 3, 6:00 pm

Lecture: Manet and Degas: Portrait of a Marriage
In conjunction with Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt and this season's theme of artists' friendships and collaborations, Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer-Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic, will talk about the relationship between artists Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas. This program will take place in the Kemper Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Please note that seating is limited; a simulcast presentation of the program will be available in an adjacent room.
Sunday, December 6, 2:00 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.