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​Please join us for our upcoming events:

Spring 2018

Friends of the Addison Event: Tour of Photographers Among Us
Addison supporters are invited for a special tour of the exhibition with Curator Tessa Hite ahead of the public opening. A reception will follow. Space is limited; for reservations, or to join Friends of the Addison, contact Anna Gesing at 978.749.4023 or
By reservation: Wednesday, April 11, 6:00 pm​

Opening Reception for the Spring Exhibitions
Join us for a festive evening to celebrate the opening of our new shows.
Friday, April 13, 6:00–8:00 pm

April Vacation Family Program: Story Time with Author Jerry Zhang​​
Pepper Zhang, Artist Extraordinaire! follows a spunky, creative girl’s transformative journey after she discovers her love of art. Families with children of all ages are welcome to join author Jerry Zhang and learn more about his inspirational books featuring diverse characters. Book reading and signing to follow. ​Discounted books will be available for purchase for families who attend. ​Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.
Friday, April 20, 10:30 am

Lecture: Bending the Frame: How to Use Visual Media to Make an Impact in the World
Fred Ritchin, Dean Emeritus, International Center of Photography, and former Picture Editor, The New York Times Magazine, will talk about the complex relations between social justice and photojournalism in today's oversaturated political and media climates, and examine the historical uses of photography and related media to inspire social change. This program will take place in Kemper Auditorium.​
Wednesday, May 2, 8:00 pm

Early Morning on​ the Avenue in May 1917 and Childe Hassam
​Addison Director Judith F. Dolkart will discuss this work, one of a series of flag paintings by Hassam, as part of the Andover Historical Society program “Under the Stars and Stripes: Andover during World War I.” The event is free, but space is limited. Please register online or ​call 978.475.2236. 
Tuesday, May 8, 10:30 am

Photographers Among Us Gallery Tour
Exhibition Curator Tessa Hite will lead visitors through the galleries to discuss the themes and works presented in the exhibition. This event, organized with Andover's Memorial Hall Library, is free, but space is limited; please register online or call 978.623.8430.
Thursday, May 17, 11:00 am

Paper Cutting Workshop with Fred Han Chang Liang
Explore Convergence, then experiment with jianzhi, the folk art of cut paper, in the studio with artist Fred Han Chang Liang. No previous art experience is required. This adult workshop costs $30 per person. Space is limited; to register, please contact Anna Gesing at​ or 978.749.4023​.
By reservation: Saturday, June 16, 1:00 pm ($30)

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


 The Addis​​on Gallery’s family programs are supported in part by a grant from the Andover Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.