The Addison and The Peabody

The intellectual vibrancy of campus continues to rise thanks to the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Peabody Institute of Archaeology. No other secondary school can rely on such renowned resources, and both depended on Knowledge & Goodness to advance key endeavors.

  • The Addison Gallery acquired numerous important works, including those by McArthur Binion, Patty Chang, Carrie Mae Weems, and Stanley Whitney, to further expand and diversify its collections.
  • Seeded with campaign funding, the Peabody Institute renovation will introduce climate-control systems and provide high-density shelving, all to preserve more than 600,000 archaeological and ethnographic treasures to modern museum standards.
  • The Addison Challenge, established by the Schmertzler family, serves to bolster important endowment needs, including funding for exhibitions. During the campaign, museum-conceived shows featured the works of Mel Kendrick, Rosamond Purcell, and Alison Elizabeth Taylor, and major traveling exhibitions arrived from the National Gallery of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • The Peabody continues to lead the national repatriation movement—having returned more than 32,000 funerary belongings to Indigenous peoples. In this role, the Peabody has thoughtfully modeled student learning initiatives and further built invaluable tribal relationships.
  • The Addison’s customized education programming now reaches over 200 Andover classes per year as well as more than 1,000 students from the wider area.


classroom space post-Peabody renovation


objects in the Addison collection


PA student visits to the Peabody each year


free Addison public programs offered annually

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