Reggie Burrows Hodges, See Captain: Thala, 2023, acrylic and pastel on linen, 81 x 71 x 1 1/4 inches, © Reggie Burrows Hodges
August 31, 2023

On view

Solo show of the work of artist Reggie Burrows Hodges highlights fall season

This season, the Addison presents a solo show of the work of artist Reggie Burrows Hodges, as well as two exhibitions highlighting different aspects of the permanent collection.

Reggie Burrows Hodges gives an Andover art class a tour of his exhibition.

Hayes Prize 2023: Reggie Burrows Hodges, Turning a Big Ship (through December 31, 2023)

This exhibition presents new work by Reggie Burrows Hodges, the inaugural recipient of the Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr. Prize. Centered on the motifs of the sloop and the sea captain, these compositions engage with and expand the tradition of maritime painting as Hodges contemplates the notion of turning a big ship—of marshalling collective will and labor to resist a powerful current.

The Hayes Prize is awarded by the Addison Artist Council (AAC), which is dedicated to acquiring and commissioning contemporary art and supporting living artists. This prize provides the artist with their first solo museum exhibition at the Addison, along with a publication, acquisition of art for the collection, and an artist’s residency on campus.

William Bradford, Caught in the Ice Floes (Melville Bay/Greenland Coast), after 1870, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 35 3/4 inches, museum purchase, 1949.27

Sea Change (through December 31, 2023)

Conceived as a complement to Reggie Burrows Hodges' new work, this show brings together selections from the Addison’s rich collection of seascapes, maritime art, and model ships to explore the ocean and its shores as spaces of labor, leisure, passage, and peril.

Henry Payer, Ciiserec - Now Do You See It?, 2022, collage and mixed media on ledger paper, 19 x 31 1/2 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, museum purchase, 2022.111

Free Association: New Acquisitions in Context (through February 11, 2024)

Occupying the entirety of the Addison’s second level, this exhibition demonstrates how recently acquired works complement the museum’s extant holdings and help us to see the collection in novel ways, drawing out new narratives, juxtapositions, and conversations across time and media.


An exciting array of public programs related to these exhibitions and the museum’s collection are planned for the season—please visit the Addison’s Calendar of Events for details.

Image Credits

Reggie Burrows Hodges, See Captain: Thala, 2023, acrylic and pastel on linen, 81 x 71 x 1 1/4 inches, © Reggie Burrows Hodges. Courtesy of the artist and Karma

Reggie Burrows Hodges, Chromium Dip, 2022, acrylic on linen, 110 x 239 1/4 x 2 inches, © Reggie Burrows Hodges. Courtesy of the artist and Karma

William Bradford, Caught in the Ice Floes (Melville Bay/Greenland Coast), after 1870, oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 35 3/4 inches, museum purchase, 1949.27

Henry Payer, Ciiserec - Now Do You See It?, 2022, collage and mixed media on ledger paper, 19 x 31 1/2 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, museum purchase, 2022.111

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