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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

Lecture in conjunction with Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt with Kirsten Swenson, Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Swenson will discuss the work of LeWitt and Hesse in the context of the 1960s New York art scene. A book signing for Swenson’s new publication Irrational Judgments: Eva Hesse, Sol LeWitt, and 1960s New York will follow. This program will take place in the Museum Learning Center.
Thursday, December 3, 6:00 pm

Lecture with Sebastian Smee, Pulitzer-Prize-winning Boston Globe art critic. Smee will talk about friendships between prominent artists, the subject of his forthcoming book. This program will take place in the Kemper Auditorium.
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.