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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
Harlem: In Situ
??Harlem is as much a place as a myth. Throughout the 20th century, this northern Manhattan neighborhood has been written into history as many things; however, in this context, Harlem is ultimately and unceasingly, a black creative mecca, a place whose rich social and cultural fabric has been woven out of the abundance of people of African descent worldwide who have come together in its streets, salons, parks, restaurants, and clubs, influencing generations of artists, musicians, and writers. Harlem: In Situ explores the depth and complexity of this renowned neighborhood, highlighting the work of some of the most important visual artists working from the late 1920s through today. Initially inspired by the Addison's trove of Harlem street-photography, which includes significant bodies of work such as Harlem Document (1935) by Aaron Siskind, Harlem Heroes (1930-1960) by Carl van Vechten, Harlem, USA (1975-1979) by Dawoud Bey (a three-time Elson Artist-in-Residence at Phillips Academy), 1920s-1950s (Harlem) by Lucien Aigner, and The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1984) by Roy DeCarava, this show also includes prints from the collection by Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, James Lesesne Wells, and Vincent D. Smith, as well as several key works by nearly a dozen artists, working across time and media, including Charles Als?ton, Jordan Casteel, Aaron Douglas, Miatta Kawinzi, Alice Neel, Lorraine O'Grady, and Kehinde Wiley, that will come to the Addison as loans from sister institutions. These artists and their works investigate the legacy and trajectory of Harlem, which encompasses mass migration, opulence, cultural renaissance, depression, demise, empowerment, pride, and gentrification.

When: Mar 30, 2019 12am to Jul 31, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
John Goodman: not recent color
Comprised of brilliant color photographs, the majority of which have never before been exhibited, John Goodman: not recent color examines the American cultural landscape through the coming of age of a young artist in the 1970s and 1980s. Made from recently rediscovered Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides, these photographs transport viewers to another time with their richly saturated colors and cinematic views. Piercing yet tender images shot in diners, bowling alleys, and darkened theaters, outside phone booths and gas stations, and on city streets and sidewalks conjure moments in individual lives and social interactions that together tell a story about the slowly changing social fabric of Goodman's studio neighborhood in Boston--and the country at large. Predating the work for which Goodman is best known--poignant and gritty photographs capturing subjects such as Boston's famed Combat Zone, backstage at the Boston Ballet, the streets of Havana, and a Times Square boxing gym--these early works announce a lifelong interest in recording fleeting moments, as well as the more abstract and enduring essence of places and people. ????

When: Apr 13, 2019 12am to Jul 31, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
SoHIP 2019: 5 Concert Pass
Tuesday Evenings at 8pm at St. Anne's in-the-Fields, 147 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA Wednesday Evenings at 8pm at The Chapel at West Parish, 210 Lowell Street, Andover, MA Thursday Evenings at 8pm at University Lutheran, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA June 25-27 Serafina In Their Own Words July 9-11 Harmonie Universelle The Last Rose July 23-25 Musica Spira The Women Who Took the Stage July 30 - August 1 Meravelha and Peter Walker The Lionheart August 6-8 7 Hills Renaissance Band If Music Be the Food of Love

When: Jun 25, 2019 8pm to Aug 8, 2019 10pm in Andover, MA
Cost: 80 - 100 USD
SoHIP 2019: Musica Spira - The Women Who Took the Stage
Women were expected to learn to sing or play an instrument during the 17th and 18th centuries in order to make them more cultured, but they were forbidden from performing in public. Some women, however, were able to rise above social convention and became virtuosic, successful professional performers. This program celebrates the depth and quality of the performances of Letitia Cross, Anne Bracegirdle, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Sarah Bates, Barbara Strozzi, Marie-Françoise Certain, and Sara Levy in works by John Eccles, Purcell, Jacquet de la Guerre, Vivaldi, Lully, and Strozzi. Grace Srinivasan, soprano Paula Maust, harpsichord Tuesday at the St. Anne's in-the-Fields, 147 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA Wednesday at the Chapel at West Parish, 210 Lowell Street, Andover, MA Thursday at University Lutheran, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA

When: Jul 23, 2019 8pm to Jul 23, 2019 10pm in Andover, MA
Cost: 0 - 25 USD
Student Innovation Day: Boston
Save the Date!  Join us at Student Innovation Day: Boston to learn how great people from all walks of life are advancing energy management and automation and helping companies create a more sustainable future. Discover how you can impact the movement by bringing your bold ideas to life.  Special Feature: Go Green in the City North American Finals. The top teams competing in the Go Green in the City Global Business Case Challenge from North America converge on Boston to pitch their ideas in front of a VIP panel of judges. See who'll move on to the Go Green in the City Global Finals in Barcelona! Join us July 24th in Andover, MA.

When: Jul 24, 2019 8am in Andover, MA
SoHIP 2019: Musica Spira - The Women Who Took the Stage
Women were expected to learn to sing or play an instrument during the 17th and 18th centuries in order to make them more cultured, but they were forbidden from performing in public. Some women, however, were able to rise above social convention and became virtuosic, successful professional performers. This program celebrates the depth and quality of the performances of Letitia Cross, Anne Bracegirdle, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Sarah Bates, Barbara Strozzi, Marie-Françoise Certain, and Sara Levy in works by John Eccles, Purcell, Jacquet de la Guerre, Vivaldi, Lully, and Strozzi. Grace Srinivasan, soprano Paula Maust, harpsichord Tuesday at the St. Anne's in-the-Fields, 147 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA Wednesday at the Chapel at West Parish, 210 Lowell Street, Andover, MA Thursday at University Lutheran, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA

When: Jul 24, 2019 8pm to Jul 24, 2019 10pm in Andover, MA
Cost: 0 - 25 USD
SoHIP 2019: Musica Spira - The Women Who Took the Stage
Women were expected to learn to sing or play an instrument during the 17th and 18th centuries in order to make them more cultured, but they were forbidden from performing in public. Some women, however, were able to rise above social convention and became virtuosic, successful professional performers. This program celebrates the depth and quality of the performances of Letitia Cross, Anne Bracegirdle, Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Sarah Bates, Barbara Strozzi, Marie-Françoise Certain, and Sara Levy in works by John Eccles, Purcell, Jacquet de la Guerre, Vivaldi, Lully, and Strozzi. Grace Srinivasan, soprano Paula Maust, harpsichord Tuesday at the St. Anne's in-the-Fields, 147 Concord Road, Lincoln, MA Wednesday at the Chapel at West Parish, 210 Lowell Street, Andover, MA Thursday at University Lutheran, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge, MA

When: Jul 25, 2019 8pm to Jul 25, 2019 10pm in Andover, MA
Cost: 0 - 25 USD
Quiet Success: Empowering Introverts
Quiet Success: Empowering Introverts

When: Jul 30, 2019 1pm in Andover, MA