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Please join us for our upcoming events:

Spring 2015

"Culture of Light": Early Twentieth-Century Art Film, the last presentation in our Black and White Film Series in conjunction with Light/Dark, White/Black, exploring the aesthetics and symbolism of black and white in various genres of short and feature-length films. Meet in the Museum Learning Center. 
Sunday, April 12, 2:00 pm

Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

Opening Reception
Celebrate the opening of this major exhibition with Addison staff while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat.
Friday, April 24, 6:00–8:00 pm

Perspectives on Maurer
Lecture by Stacey Epstein at 2:00 pm
Gallery Conversation with co-curators Stacey Epstein and Susan Faxon, and collector Tommy LiPuma at 2:45 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2:00–3:30

Engage your inner creativity with activities in the galleries for all visitors.
Sunday, May 3, 2:00–4:00 pm

Crossing the Pond: American Artists in Europe

Join us for any or all of this three-part lecture series:

In Pursuit of the Old Masters: American Artists and the Grand Tour with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist
Thursday, May 7, 2:00 pm

Alfred Maurer: Seventeen Years as a Parisian with Susan Faxon, Associate Director and Curator of Art Before 1950
Thursday, May 14, 2:00 pm

The Allure of Europe in Post-War American Art with Kelley Tialiou, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Assistant | Librarian | Archivist
Thursday, May 21, 2:00 pm

Friends of the Addison Event
From Concept to Catalogue and from Nail to Nail: The Why and How of an Exhibition

Susan Faxon, associate director and curator, and James Sousa, registrar, will discuss the development of the Addison’s extraordinary exhibitions, including Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism: from creating the checklist and producing the publication, to negotiating the loans and installing the objects. Space is limited. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison, contact Anna Gesing at 978.749.4023 or by May 15.
By reservation: Wednesday, May 20, 6:00 pm

Art 300 Exhibition Opening Reception

This spring, students in the Phillips Academy course Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection will investigate the Addison’s iconic painting Eight Bells by Winslow Homer, and install it among other holdings from the collection that shed light on its timeless themes.
Sunday, May 31, 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.