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The Addison's rich collections provide a great many points of entry for understanding the history and development of American art from the 18th century to the present. The almost limitless opportunities these afford for thematic and chronological presentations offering new interpretations are enhanced through additions to the holdings and thoughtful combinations of works. This fall, in four first-floor galleries, four curators have explored a theme, style, or artistic idiom represented in depth across the many media in the collection. This selection of works examines the representation of women, the investigation of abstraction at its introduction and, later, at mid-century, and the use of technology. In each room, the groupings include intriguing works of sculpture--an opportunity to reflect upon the precedents for and successors to the figural work of Paul Manship, whose important works--both hallowed and innovative subjects--may be found on the second floor.
When: Sep 1, 2018 12am to Jul 31, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
In and Out of Place
What is place? Is it a set of discrete coordinates fixed in space or something less concrete, something harder to define? Drawn from the Addison's rich holdings of American art from the colonial era to the present, this exhibition endeavors to investigate the nuanced and varied physical and human characteristics that set place apart from mere location. Divided into three salient categories: nature, home, and city, the works on view demonstrate the ways in which our individual, subjective notions of place are fundamentally shaped by visual imagery. A cozy hearth and a warm fire, throngs of people on a congested sidewalk, lofty mountain peaks reflected in crystal clear water--themes repeated across centuries of paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures--conjure images both vivid and visceral. While perhaps representative of a specific home, city, or site in nature, the signifiers of place on view in these galleries transcend the particular to appeal to the universal.?
When: Feb 16, 2019 12am to Jul 31, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Kids & Family Fun At Animal Rights Day - Andover, MA, April 20, 2019
Kids & Family Animal Rights Day promises something for everyone, and admission is free. Experience animal demonstrations, face painting, crafts, and live music. See firetrucks and animal rescue equipment, witness accelerant and explosive detection canines at work, meet NECN Meteorologist Michael Page along with his "Weather Warrior" Vehicle, and dance the "Hop" with The Easter Bunny himself! Special features include: "Rescuing a Disabled Dog," "Divorce & Your Pets,""Cat Chat," "Barnyard Birds," "New England Equine Rescue," and much, much more.
When: Apr 20, 2019 9am to Apr 20, 2019 2pm in Andover, MA