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​Please join us for our upcoming events:

Spring 2019

Friends of the Addison Event: Harlem: In Situ Preview
Friends of the Addison are invited to tour Harlem: In Situ with Curator Stephanie Sparling Williams before the public opening. A reception will follow. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison​, please contact Anna Gesing at 978.749.4023 or​.​
By reservation: Friday, March 29, 6:00 pm

Harlem Meditations: Between Place and Memory
Playwright, poet, and cultural advocate Hallie Hobson will present selected readings by celebrated authors and her own works inspired by her neighborhood and Harlem: In Situ.
Wednesday, April 3, 7:00 pm

Opening Reception for the Spring Exhibitions
Join us in celebrating the opening of our new shows. Enjoy great company, refreshments, and the best of American art!
Friday, April 12, 7:00–9:00 pm

Gallery Tour of Harlem: In Situ with Curator Stephanie Sparling Williams.
Wednesday, April 17, 7:00 pm

African American Modernism: The Harlem Renaissance and Its Aesthetic Aftermath​
In conjunction with Harlem: In Situ, Reiland Rabaka​, Professor of African, African American, and Caribbean Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will discuss the cultural legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. ​This program will take place in Kemper Auditorium. 
Wednesday, May 1, 7:00 pm

Gallery Tours of In and Out of Place
Join Curator Gordon Wilkins for a tour and discussion of the works and themes presented in the exhibition. Organized with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, these tours are free, but space is limited. Please register online​ or call 978.623.8430.
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 pm
Thursday, June 13, 11:00 am
Thursday, July 25, 11:00 am  *JUST ADDED*

In Dialogue: Sherrill Roland
Join the artist, whose work is included in Harlem: In Situ, for a conversation about his performance series The Jumpsuit Project. This program will take place in Kemper Auditorium (please note new location).
Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 pm

Artist Talk: John Goodman
The photographer will discuss the recently rediscovered works on view in John Goodman: not recent color.
Sunday, May 19, 2:00 pm

All Addison programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.