Renowned Museums

The museums at Andover stimulate so much of the intellectual and creative spirit on campus.

In the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Peabody Institute of Archaeology, students and faculty connect art and artifacts to their studies, the world, and themselves. More than 70 Andover courses each year—such as biology, computer science, English, and American history—benefit from the holdings found in both museums. In these innovative learning spaces, students consider objects and concepts in ways that no other secondary school can offer.

Through our campaign, we will broaden the reach and exposure of these campus cornerstones. At the Addison, we will ask “What is America?” and delve into interdisciplinary explorations that unite our rich collections and scholarly talents. At the Peabody, we will take a similarly integrative approach and give Native American communities a greater voice in how their material culture is presented and interpreted. We will also launch new facilities improvements at the Peabody while in both museums we will grow our educational programs and conservation efforts to keep Andover at the vanguard.

Campaign Goal: $10 Million


Annual visitors to the Addison Gallery and the Peabody Institute


artifacts, photographs, and documents housed in the Peabody Institute


The Peabody recently discovered a sacred scroll in its collection belonging to White Earth Nation in Minnesota. Listen to Director Ryan Wheeler tell the story and discuss repatriation with tribe members on Every Quarter.