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​Please join us for our upcoming events:

Fall 2017

Opening Reception for the Fall Exhibitions
Celebrate the opening of the exhibitions with the artists-in-residence and Addison staff while enjoying a glass of wine and a bite to eat. 
Friday, September 15, 6:00–8:00 pm

Artists' Talk
Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne will discuss their collaboration and the themes explored in Invisible Citings.
Sunday, September 17, 2:00 pm

Watercolor Class
*This program is full. Please contact or 978.749.4017 to be added to the wait list.*
With inspiration from Color and Light: Watercolors from the Collection, learn techniques from artist and educator Frances McCormick to create your own watercolor paintings. This free program is offered in collaboration with the Essex National Heritage Area’s Trails & Sails event. Class is limited to 20 participants.
By reservation: Saturday, September 23, 1:00 pm

Tours of Color and Light: Watercolors from the Collection with Curator Susan Faxon
This program has been organized with Andover's Memorial Hall Library, and will be offered twice. Both tours are free, but space is limited; please register online or call 978.623.8430.
Thursday, September 21, 11:00 am
Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 pm

Friends of the Addison Event: Tour of Mark Tobey: Threading Light
Friends of the Addison are invited for a special tour with the exhibition curator Debra Bricker Balken prior to the opening of Mark Tobey: Threading Light. For reservations or to join Friends of the Addison, please contact Anna Gesing at 978.749.4023 or
Saturday, November 4, 5:00–6:00 pm

Opening Reception for Mark Tobey: Threading Light
Join us in celebrating the opening of this major exhibition.
Saturday, November 4, 6:00–8:00 pm

Family Day
Families with children of all ages are invited to drop in and explore the Addison's fall exhibitions through hands-on activities related to the theme of “invisibility." Try writing with invisible ink to create a secret message! Children must be accompanied by an adult caregiver
Sunday, November 12, 2:00–4:00 pm

Art 400 Exhibition Opening Reception
This fall, students in the Phillips Academy course Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection will curate an exhibition of works from the Addison’s holdings following their investigation of the question “What is America?”
Wednesday, November 15, 5:00–6:30 pm

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

  The Addison 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.