April 17, 2018

On view

The Addison Gallery of American Art presents its spring season

The Addison Gallery of American Art is home to a world-class collection of American art, offers a vital and adventurous exhibitions program, and is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that serves diverse audiences. The museum’s exhibitions are carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media. 

EXHIBITIONS

Photographers Among Us examines American documentary practice throughout the 20th century and its role in recording history, illuminating social movements, and catalyzing change.
April 7–July 31

Gun Country explores the representation of firearms in the Addison’s collection to examine the historical underpinnings of the nation’s fascination and to consider questions about America. 
through July 31

Convergence: Anila Quayyum Agha, Lalla Essaydi, Yun-Fei Ji, and Fred Han Chang Liang spotlights four internationally born artists who now live and work in the US and share a unique clarity that comes from seeing the world through multiple lenses.
through July 31

Sumi Ink Club exhibits a mural created by Sumi Ink Club in collaboration with Addison visitors employing the brush and black ink of traditional Sumi ink wash painting.
through July 31

Eye on the Collection exhibits paintings, photographs, and sculpture drawn from the collection from the 18th century to the present.
through July 31 

Lewis Hine, Carrying In Boys at Cumberland Glass Works, Bridgeton, N.J., 1909

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please see our website or call 978.749.4015 for more details about each program.

Opening Reception for the Spring Exhibitions
Join us for a festive evening to celebrate the opening of our new shows.
Friday, April 13, 6–8 p.m.

April Vacation Family Program: Story Time with Author Jerry Zhang
Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire! follows a spunky, creative girl’s transformative journey after she discovers her love of art. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join author Jerry Zhang and learn more about his inspirational books featuring diverse characters. Book reading and signing to follow. Discounted books will be available for purchase for families who attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Friday, April 20, 10:30 a.m.

Lecture: Bending the Frame: How to Use Visual Media to Make an Impact in the World
Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus, International Center of Photography, and former Picture Editor, The New York Times Magazine, will talk about the complex relations between social justice and photojournalism in today's oversaturated political and media climates, and examine the historical uses of photography and related media to inspire social change. This program will take place in Kemper Auditorium.
Wednesday, May 2, 8:00 pm

Early Morning on the Avenue in May 1917 and Childe Hassam
Addison Director Judith F. Dolkart will discuss this work, one of a series of flag paintings by Hassam, as part of the Andover Historical Society program “Under the Stars and Stripes: Andover during World War I.” The event is free, but space is limited. Please register online at andoverhistorical.org/programs or call 978.475.2236.
Tuesday May 8, 10:30 a.m.

Photographers Among Us Gallery Tour
Curator Tessa Hite will lead visitors through the galleries to discuss the themes and works presented in the exhibition. This event, organized with Andover's Memorial Hall Library, is free, but space is limited; please register online at mhl.org/events or call 978.623.8430.
Thursday, May 17, 11 a.m.

Paper Cutting Workshop with Fred Han Chang Liang
Explore Convergence, then experiment with jianzhi, the folk art of cut paper, in the studio with artist Fred Han Chang Liang. No previous art experience is required. This adult workshop costs $30 per person. Space is limited; to register, please contact Rebecca Hayes or call 978.749.4017.
By reservation: Saturday, June 16, 1:00 pm ($30) 

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