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If an in-person visit is not possible at this time, there are variety of ways to stay connected to the Addison. Take a virtual tour, browse our collection, find creative projects for kids, and follow us on social media for updates, to learn about artists and the collection, ask us questions, and more. 


Head over to the Programs page for information about the current season's events, and to access recordings of recent programs


In celebration of our 90th anniversary, the Addison Gallery of American Art invited Tamar Avishai, host of the award-winning podcast The Lonely Palette, to create Look with Your Ears: The Addison at 90, a limited series that thematically explores works in the Addison's collection. With episodes that focus on abstraction, the figure, and the urban sublime, Tamar looks at a selection of some of the most important and provocative objects in the Addison’s collection, and investigates what they mean to art history and to each other.


Explore recent exhibitions:​

Fall 2021
Language, Sequence, Structure: Photographic Works by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer
Spring/Summer 2021
Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things
Spring/Summer 2021
Learning to Look: The Addison at 90
Fall 2020
Robert Frank: The Americans
Fall 2020
Wayfinding: Contemporary Artists, Critical Dialogues, and the Sidney​​ R. Knafel Map Collection
Fall 2020
To Make Visible​: Art and Activism, 1980–​2000
Fall 2020
Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art, 1850–​1950​
Fall 2020
An Incomplete History of Photography: 1860s to 1960s​

​Winter 2019–​20
A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art​ and Ecology in 19th-Century AmericaCome As You Are: American YouthMan Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America

Online Portfolios

Digital portfolios​ of recent permanent collection exhibitions, including Robert Frank: The Americans; Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950; An Incomplete History of Photography: 1860s to 1960s; and many more, are available to browse.​​

​​​​Explore the Collection​

Almost all of the Addison's 23,000-object collection is digitized and available on our website. Search for a specific work, or browse by artist, exhibition​, theme, or time period.


​For many works, there is an option to zoom in for ​a more detailed view. Get an up-close look at Winslow Homer's brushstrokes in Eight Bells, the han​d-carved symbols on the gilded frame of Thomas E​akins's Professor Henry​ A. Rowland, the variety of colors that make up Maria Oakey Dewing's A​ Bed of Poppies, and more.​​

Follow Us​​

​Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for a look at collection favorites as well as little-known and rarely or never-before exhibited gems. Learn about artists and the history of and stories behind the works, ask us questions, and tell us what you would like to see!

Instagram: @addisongalleryofamericanart

Facebook: @addisongallery