From Starfield to MARS: Paul Manship and His Artistic Legacy
September 15, 2018 – January 20, 2019
This exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of the significant early twentieth century sculptor, Paul Manship and marks the transformation of his former summer house and studio, Starfield, by the
Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS), into a location that hosts artists-in-residence at the spectacular Gloucester, Massachusetts, site.
The first of the two interconnected sections of the exhibition,
Art Deco at Andover, includes sculpture drawn from the Addison’s collection combined with models, studies, and ephemera from the artist’s estate to illustrate Manship’s working methods. The second section,
Starfield through Contemporary Lenses, presents new work by distinguished photographers, Barbara Bosworth, Justin Kimball, S. Billie Mandle, and Abelardo Morell. The result of the artists’ year-long explorations of the house, grounds, outbuildings, and archives, these bodies of work reflect four unique perspectives and aesthetic approaches to the interpretation of Manship’s home.
Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Sidney R. Knafel Exhibition Fund and Eric (PA ‘66) and Nanny Almquist. The Addison is grateful to its media sponsor:
Paul Manship and His Artistic Legacy
Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) President Rebecca Reynolds and Addison Gallery Associate Director and Robert M. Walker Curator of Art before 1950, Emerita Susan Faxon will discuss the significant work of Paul Manship, his influential presence in Gloucester, and his connection to the Addison. This event will take place at the Addison and is offered as part of Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails program; learn more at
Sunday, September 30, 2:00 pm
Starfield through Contemporary Lenses
The first MARS artists-in-residence will discuss their work and their experiences exploring the Manship estate.
Barbara Bosworth and S. Billie Mandle: Sunday, October 28, 2:00 pm
Justin Kimball and Abelardo Morell: Sunday, December 2, 2:00 pm
Friends of the Addison Event: Tour of
Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS)
Friends of the Addison are invited to join us for a tour of MARS in Gloucester. Explore Paul Manship’s former estate and summer home, inspiration for many of the works included in
From Starfield to MARS, with MARS President Rebecca Reynolds. Light refreshments will be offered. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison, please contact Anna Gesing at 978.749.4023 or
By reservation: Saturday, November 3, 2:00 pm