Addison Exhibition
January 26, 2021

On view

Winter exhibitions feature Yoko Ono, Knafel Map Collection, and more

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.

Winter 2021 Exhibitions

Aphrodite Désirée Navab: Landmines of Memory presents a series of ink drawings that Navab created when she was an Addison Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence, mining her Iranian, Greek, and American heritage to explore stories of exile and migration, rupture and suture, loss and survival.

On view through April 4, 2021

Top Image: Aphrodite Désirée Navab, Untitled, 2019; Ink on paper 30 x 22 inches; Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA; Gift of the artist in memory of her beloved brother Alexander Navab (PA 1983) 2020.77.1 – 1 0; Photo: Frank Graham

Yoko Ono, Mend Piece (Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York City version), 1966/2015 Ceramic, nontoxic glue, tape, scissors, and twine, Dimensions variable, Rennie Collection, Vancouver Installation view, Rennie museum, Vancouver, 2 018, photographed by Blaine Campbell; courtesy Rennie Collection, Vancouver © 2015 Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono: Mend Piece proposes communal mending as an act of healing. Presented with shattered cups and saucers, visitors are asked to bind the fragments together using common household items, which are then displayed on nearby shelves, evidence of the power of collective action.

On view through April 4, 2021

Hartmann Schedel, (1440 - 1514); Secunda etas mundi Secunda etas mudi, 1493; Woodcut hand-colored map; 16 15/16 x 22 1/16 in.(43 x 56 cm; Sidney R Knafel Map Collection at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

Wayfinding: Contemporary Artists, Critical Dialogues, and the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection exhibits new work by six artists—Sonny Assu, Andrea Chung, Liz Collins, Spencer Finch, Josh T. Franco, and Heidi Whitman—made in response to a two-year engagement with Phillips Academy’s Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection that explores the ways in which American spaces have been imagined, claimed, measured, circumscribed, and contested.

On view through February 28, 2021

Robert Frank, Ranch Market — Hollywood from The Americans, neg. 1955–56, print 1989 Gelatin silver print Museum purchase, 1989.77.14

Robert Frank: The Americans displays in its entirety Robert Frank’s timeless and timely study of the United States, which comprises 83 carefully sequenced photographs that capture a nation in the throes of social, political, and economic transitions in the 1950s.

On view through April 11, 2021

Stuart Davis, Red Cart, 1932 Oil on canvas, 32 1/4 x 50 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts Museum purchase, 1946.15

Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 offers a nuanced glimpse into a century of creative expression in America, placing iconic works by artists such as Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent in dialogue with paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures by lesser-known artists.

On view through March 7, 2021

Danny Lyon, (Brooklyn, NY, Mar16, 1942 - ), John Lewis at the Cairo demonstration. Basisfor SNCC poster, "Come let us build a new world together," Cairo, Illinois,1962, print, 11x14 (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm), museum purchase in memory of Rebecca B. Miller and Albertine B. Hayes

An Incomplete History of Photography, 1860s to 1960s demonstrates how photographs continued to be used as powerful agents of social change and vehicles of self-expression, even as the technology of the medium shifted over the course of the century.

On view through February 21, 2021


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