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Please join us for one or all of our upcoming events:

Spring 2014

Gallery Talk for Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the ‘80s with curators Susan Faxon and Kelley Tialiou. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, April 27, 2:00 pm

Film Screening and Discussion
Join Addison staff and Artist-in-Residence Chris Daze Ellis for a screening and discussion of the film Style Wars, exploring the graffiti art movement in New York City during the 1970s and 1980s. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, April 30, 6:00 pm

Artist’s Talk and Opening Reception
Please join us as we celebrate the opening of our spring exhibitions. At 2:00 pm, Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence Chris Daze Ellis will give an Artist’s Talk for Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection in Kemper Auditorium. The Opening Reception for the Spring Exhibitions will follow at 3:00 pm at the Addison Gallery. Explore our new shows, meet Daze and Addison staff, and enjoy music and a bite to eat. These events are free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 4, 2:00–5:00 pm

Friends of the Addison Event: Behind the Scenes of the Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence Program
Learn about the Addison’s Artist-in-Residence Program, which dates back to the 1946 residency of Charles Sheeler. Addison curators will provide an overview of the program, with a special focus on the spring 2014 residency of Chris Daze Ellis and the many ways the program intersects with the Addison’s educational and curatorial mission. You’ll have an opportunity to view the Artist’s Studio as well as the Artist’s Apartment, designed in 1996 by David Ireland. Please note that the presentation is wheelchair accessible, but the Artist's Apartment is not. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison, contact Caroline Pisani at or 978.749.4128. Meet in Abbot Hall (directions will be provided).
By reservation: Wednesday, May 7, 6:30–8:30 pm

Drop-In Family Day
In conjunction with Art Museum Day, families are invited to explore the artwork in Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection and Pop! Selections from the Collection to discover the sources of artists’ inspiration and experiment with art materials to create their own unique works of art. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver. Free and open to the public. This program is 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.
Sunday, May 18, 2:00–4:00 pm 

Community Conversation: Reflections on Narratives of the Civil War
In conjunction with the Andover Historical Society’s series Lest We Forget: Andover and the Civil War, Addison Curator of Education Rebecca Hayes will engage visitors in an exploration of historical and contemporary works from the museum’s collection to reflect on how artists have understood and contributed to the evolving narrative of the Civil War. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, May 21, 6:00 pm

Gallery Talk for POP! Selections from the Collection with curators Allison Kemmerer and Kelley Tialiou. Free and open to the public.
Sunday, June 22, 2:00pm

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