Join & Support

Become a Friend of the Addison


The Addison Gallery of American Art is now, more than ever, a national cultural treasure offering visitors an opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of American art through dynamic exhibitions and flexible, innovative education programs. Admission to the Addison is free, and all of our programs are offered without charge.

Friends of the Addison Benefits
When you become a Friend of the Addison with a gift of $50 or more, you’ll receive the following:
• Invitations to members-only special receptions
• A 15% discount at the Addison museum shop
• Recognition in the Addison’s annual report

Friends of the Addison are eligible for free admission to more than 1,000 museums in North America
The Addison has joined the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association, making it possible for Addison donors of $100 or more to receive free admission, gift shop discounts, and other benefits at more than 1,000 museums in North America. All you have to do is present a Friends of the Addison card with a gold NARM sticker to receive benefits. For a list of participating institutions and more details, visit the NARM website. Participate by making a gift of $100 or more (see How to Give, below).

The Director’s Circle
The Director’s Circle recognizes those friends who provide annual leadership support of $1,000 or more, enabling the Addison to develop a renowned and engaging exhibitions program and to expand and care for the collection. Read more about the benefits of joining the Director's Circle.

How to Give

A gift can be made online. Be sure to select "Addison Gallery of American Art" in the “Designation” drop-down menu on step two of the online giving form. You can also specify there that you would like to make your gift in honor or in memory of a friend or family member.


By mail

Or, you can download a form to mail directly to the Addison with credit card information or a check payable to the Addison Gallery of American Art:

Development Office
Addison Gallery of American Art
Phillips Academy
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

By phone
To learn more, discuss other ways of giving (gifts of art, planned gifts, matching corporate gifts, and gifts of stock), or to make a gift by phone, please call 978.749.4015.