Phillips Academy Course Connections

The Addison works together with faculty to complement courses, such as African American Literature, United States History, World History, Modernism and Romanticism in Literature, Visual Studies, Photography, American Popular Culture, Creative Writing, Architecture, Edith Wharton and the Gilded Age, Existentialism, Ornithology, History of Art, and others.

The new Museum Learning Center (MLC) provides deeper and broader ways of working with faculty and students as it offers unprecedented access to the entire Addison collection and prompts additional ways of collaborating between the museum and the classroom. A wide array of connections to most academic disciplines can be previewed through the MLC Portfolios.

Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison (Art 300) offers students an opportunity to dig deep into the museum’s collections and exhibition planning. The class explores weekly topics in art history, curatorial practice, and museum operations, and culminates in a student-curated exhibition.

Arranging a Visit

• Explore the Exhibitions, Collections, and/or Museum Learning Center Portfolios – or contact the Education Staff anytime – to develop connections between your courses and the museum.
• Select several possible dates to bring your class/es to the museum, Tuesdays-Fridays, 8am-4pm. Visits to the Museum Learning Center must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Contact Jamie Kaplowitz at or x 4037 to request your visit time/s and content.
• Work with Education Staff to assist you in locating visual, written, or media material for your Blackboard space that can extend the connection between your course, the museum visit, and the Addison collection.