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Traveling Exhibition

Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

April 25 - July 31, 2015

Tracing themes that run throughout the full scope of Maurer's work and illustrating the invaluable contributions this progressive artist made to the development of modernism in America »More

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Current Exhibition

Light/Dark, White/Black

January 17 - July 31, 2015

Showcasing a wide range of aesthetic and symbolic functions of black and white in modern and contemporary art from the permanent collection »More

Collection Spotlight

  • Wave, Night 1928

    Georgia O'Keefe A rare O’Keeffe nocturnal seascape, Wave, Night has been featured in over forty traveling exhibitions since it joined the Addison collection in 1947… »MORE

  • Crossing The Threshold 2009

    Mark Bradford Mark Bradford builds canvases from scavenged from the streets near his studio in South Central Los Angeles… »MORE

  • Eight Bells 1886

    Winslow Homer (oil on canvas) Winslow Homer’s iconic Eight Bells  has been beloved by generations of visitors to the Addison… »MORE

  • Looking Up Inside Sending Tower 1933

    Margaret Bourke-White (gelatin silver print) The Addison is one of the first American museums to collect photography… »MORE

  • Funeral—St. Helena, South Carolina neg. 1955-56, prints c. 1981

    Robert Frank (gelatin silver print) The Addison is one of only three American museums to own all 83 images from The Americans... »MORE

  • Teapot c. 1750

    Jacob Hurd (silver with wood handle) An extraordinary example of American silver with deep ties to Phillips Academy. »MORE

  • Fenêtre I 2009

    Sheila Hicks (cotton, bamboo, linen, silk) From Sheila Hicks's retrospective exhibition. »MORE

  • Black Niijima Floats 2010

    Dale Chihuly (glass) A major installation for the Addison's newly renovated building. »MORE

  • Mary Elizabeth Martin 1771

    John Singleton Copley (oil on canvas) One of a handful of children painted by Copley... »MORE

  • Professor Henry A. Rowland 1897

    Thomas Eakins (oil on canvas) A contemplative and laudatory portrait... »MORE

  • Sunday, Women Drying Their Hair 1912

    John Sloan (oil on canvas) Depicting the urban life of New York City... »MORE

  • The Circus 1912

    George Bellows (oil on canvas) Swirling, excited motion within the circus ring... »MORE

  • Structure of Arches 1939

    David Smith (steel with zinc and copper plating) Abstract and uncannily anthropomorphic at the same time... »MORE

  • Summer, Sea, Window, Red Curtain 1942

    Marsden Hartley (oil on canvas) Merges seascape and still life, realism and abstraction... »MORE

  • Runaways 1993

    Glenn Ligon (suite of ten lithographs) Exploring the construction of identity... »MORE

  • Henry Hudson Bridge Substructure 2006

    Rackstraw Downes (oil on canvas) An intense study of changing light... »MORE

  • “National Archives Microfilm Publication M999 Roll 34” 2009

    Kara Walker (video) The disturbing story of an African American family... »MORE

  • Bed Rug 1741

    Phoebe Denison Billings (wool) A fascinating object of 18th and early 19th century domestic design... »MORE

  • The Secret World of Frank Stella 1958-1962

    Hollis Frampton (gelatin silver print) Representing a milestone in the careers of two artists... »MORE

  • Design for Yacht Interior c. 1914

    Stuart Travis (watercolor) An elegant mixed-media drawing featuring a proposed design for the breakfast room of a yacht... »MORE

  • Painting sketch No. 2 - New York 1922

    Louis Lozowick (oil on canvas) Best known for his depictions of New York cityscapes with their dazzling play between light and shade... »MORE

  • Study - Miss R. c. 1904

    Alvin Langdon Coburn (photogravure) An experimental portrait displaying the artist's love of simplicity and abstraction... »MORE

  • Break on through the other side 1995

    Sam Messer (oil on canvas) The conclusion of the artist's series of portraits of folk painter Jon Serl... »MORE

  • Untitled #765 1993-1994

    Petah Coyne (mixed media) Both thoughtful and adventurous, Petah Coyne seeks out unconventional materials for her sculptures... »MORE

  • Prom Dress 1975

    Joan Lyons (offset lithograph) When put together, these six lithographs compose an image that is at once sweet and subtly intriguing... »MORE

    Addison Happenings

  • Sol LeWitt's Wall Drawing #716 created by PA math students
  • Visit with children: Looking Together tote bags, programs, and more
  • Join us for our spring programs
  • Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism on view now