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Museums at Phillips Academy

Phillips Academy is unique among secondary schools in that it is home to two museums, each of which is dedicated to educating and enriching its student community while also serving as a resource to the general public.

Addison Gallery of American Art

Exterior picture of Addison Museum on a sunny dayThe Addison is a world-renowned museum respected for its extensive collection of American art. The collection includes more than 16,000 works by such famous artists as Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keefe, and John Singleton Copley. In addition to serving as an invaluable educational resource for PA students and faculty, the museum is open to the public on a daily basis and serves more than 6,000 public school students from local towns, who visit the museum to view its ever-changing exhibitions. Among the many educational opportunities it sponsors for PA students is the Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence program, which brings three to six artists to campus each year to engage students and the community in classroom and workshop settings. More >>

The Robert S. Peabody Museum of Archaeology

Peabody MuseumThe Peabody Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Native American cultures and teaching the science of archaeology through classes, workshops, and field programs. With its collection of more than 500,000 objects, photographs, and reference material, the museum supports curricula in history, biology, language, math, art, and English. It also provides community service and research opportunities. Several times a year museum staff members work with students at dig sites in locations that stretch from Massachusetts to New Mexico to Guatemala. More >>

Samuel Phillips Jr., the Academy’s founder, provided gunpowder from his Andover factory for Revolutionary War troops.

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