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A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America
??"It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such." - Henry David Thoreau, Journal IX, 1856 Henry David Thoreau's midcentury clarion call offers a concise distillation of a prevailing, paradoxical, European American conception of the environment as other, a foil for the reason and civility of man, at times an adversary, at others an asset. From the Puritans' 17th century "errand into the wilderness" to the present, the dichotomy between man and nature has defined the European American experience in the "New World." Focusing on the 19th century, an era that witnessed both the extreme and violent exploitation of the land and its peoples and the birth of a modern conservation movement, this exhibition will unfold chronologically and move from New England to the West. Paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photographs, and decorative arts by artists both familiar and unknown from the Addison's collection will enter into dialogue with a selection of objects from the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology and compelling natural history specimens generously lent by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University to bear witness to the complex histories and persistent impacts of the 19th-century European American relationship with the natural world.?

When: Sep 1, 2019 12am to Jul 31, 2020 12am in Andover, MA
The Art of Ambition in the Colonial Northeast
The works in this exhibition speak to the complexity and ambiguity of artistic identity in the British colonies of northeastern North America during the long 18th century and to the difficulty of defining the boundaries of American art. Separated from their English homeland by the vast Atlantic Ocean, colonists nevertheless participated in a dynamic economic and cultural network that connected them with the peoples of Europe, West Africa, and South America. As British North America grew increasingly prosperous, affluent new Americans emulated the refinement and gentility of their mother country by commissioning artists to create works that expressed both colonial desires for prestige and status and the hybridity of artistic production in early America. ?

When: Sep 1, 2019 12am to Dec 15, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Men of Steel, Women of Wonder
Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the most beloved icons in American pop culture. Created in times of economic adversity and war, these characters quickly emerged as beacons of American morality, representing the ideals of truth, justice, and the American way. Men of Steel, Women of Wonder examines art world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman ranging from their Depression-era origins to today's contemporary artist interpretations. The exhibition includes over 70 paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and more by a wide range of artists, exploring national identity, American values, social politics, and the concept of humanity. Men of Steel, Women of Wonder is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

When: Oct 5, 2019 12am to Jan 5, 2020 12am in Andover, MA
Introduction to Mountain Biking Class

Experience the thrill of mountain biking with our enthusiastic knowledgeable instructors! You'll practice various riding techniques including body and pedal position shifting braking climbing descending and navigating minor obstacles on the trail. We'll also go over important communication skills and mountain biking trail etiquette with the aim of keeping multi-use trails open and safe for everyone. And finally we'll practice all these new skills on a beginner friendly trail ride! Don't have a bike? We'll provide mountain bikes for students at no additional charge. Recommended for those 14 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by parent or responsible adult. This class is for those who are already comfortable riding a bike on flat and even terrain.

When: Nov 17, 2019 9am to Nov 17, 2019 3pm in Andover, MA
Cost: 79.0 - 99.0 USD
Massachusetts Wedding Expo
We love helping couples find the people they’re looking to hire for their wedding! Wedding planning is FUN!!

When: Nov 17, 2019 12pm in Andover, MA
Art 400 Exhibition Opening Reception
Join the Phillips Academy students from Art 400: Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection for a gallery talk and reception celebrating the opening of the exhibition that they curated.

When: Nov 20, 2019 12am to Nov 20, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Legally Blonde
A fabulously fun award-winning musical, Legally Blonde follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Adult - $20.00 Senior - $15.00 Student - $15.00

When: Nov 21, 2019 7:30PM in Andover, MA
Cost: $15.00 - $20.00
Lunch & Learn: Set Your Student Up for Success with Academic Coaching
Discover how Academic Coaching can dramatically change the trajectory of your student(s)!

When: Nov 23, 2019 11:30AM in Andover, MA
Romanian National Day 2019
Celebration of Romanian National Day and 30 Years From the Revolution of 1989. Traditional Romanian Food, Music and Dance Menu: Kaizer, Salata de Boeuf, Icre, Zacusca, Branzeturi, Cruditati. Ciorba de burta. Iahnie de fasole cu ciolan, Varza cu carnati, Friptura de pui, Peste, Cartofi la cuptor, Deserturi. Coffee. Cash Bar: Wine, Beer, Soft drinks and Juices. BUY YOUR TICKET NOW! TICKET PRICE CHANGES FAST! Adult until Oct 24. - $40.00 Adult starting Oct 25 - $45.00 Adult starting Nov 11 - $50.00 Child - $15.00

When: Nov 30, 2019 7pm in Andover, MA
Cost: $15.00 - $50.00