Selections from the Permanent Collection, Spring 2016
September 1, 2015 - March 13, 2016
The objects in this exhibition represent the breadth and strengths of the Addison’s permanent collection, ranging from 19th century landscapes to 20th century abstraction and Minimalism. The group of works chosen for display in the show's the main gallery has special significance. In 1993, the Addison presented the retrospective, Sol LeWitt: Twenty-five years of Wall Drawings, 1968–1993. One of the drawings from the exhibition, a gift from Sol LeWitt to the Addison, was specifically designed for and installed on the cove of the main gallery. LeWitt chose 11 iconic paintings from the Addison collection to be hung on the walls below his wall drawing. Although the walls of this gallery have been hung with many, varied exhibitions since 1993, the wall drawing in the cove has remained in place as a prized accessioned work in the museum’s collection. In honor of the presentation of Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt, the gallery has been reinstalled as it was presented in 1993. Once again LeWitt’s striking wall drawing and the eleven great Addison paintings can be experienced in conversation as the artist envisioned them.