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Video_05.04.21The Addison at 90: A Conversation with William C. Agee (May 4, 2021)

Renowned art historian and Phillips Academy alumnus William Agee (PA 1955) discusses masterworks from the Addison’s collection, their art historical significance, and their personal impact on him as a student at Andover. This program was presented with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library


Video_03.31.21.jpgLive Artist Jam Session: Aphrodite Désirée Navab, Nicholas Galanin, and Curtis Talwst Santiago (March 31, 2021)

To celebrate and close the exhibition Aphrodite Désirée Navab: Landmines of Memory, Aphrodite Navab is joined virtually by fellow artists Nicholas Galanin and Curtis Talwst Santiago for a live drawing session during which the three friends chat about their inspirations and practices while making art together. Welcoming us into their studios, this live session offers a dynamic window into the distinct ways in which each artist mines the past to inform the present.


Video_02.28.21.jpgMindfulness at the Museum (February 28, 2021)

This mindful observation experience focuses on finding ground within unpredictability. Using artworks, the body, and breath to help participants unwind and relax into the present moment with the amplified impact of group meditation, this deep seeing experience offers tools for stress relief, new awareness, and a deepened sense of community. The program is led by India Clark, Museum Mindfulness Guide & Life Path Mentor for Creative Souls and Founder of the Wayfinder Institute, and sponsored with the Tang Institute at Andover​.


Video_02.10.21.jpgVirtual Gallery Talk: Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 with Gordon Wilkins Part 3: 1930–1950 (February 17, 2021)

Organized chronologically, Currents/Crosscurrents places iconic paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures in dialogue with works by and lesser-known and unknown artists. In the first presentation of this three-part series, Curator Gordon Wilkins explores works created between 1930 and 1950, by artists including Ruth Asawa, Jacob Lawrence, Jackson Pollock, and Andrew Wyeth. This program was presented in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library​.


Video_02.10.21.jpgVirtual Gallery Talk: Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 with Gordon Wilkins Part 2: 1900–1930 (February 10, 2021)

Organized chronologically, Currents/Crosscurrents places iconic paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures in dialogue with works by and lesser-known and unknown artists. In the first presentation of this three-part series, Curator Gordon Wilkins explores works created between 1900 and 1930, by artists including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. This program was presented in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library​.


Video_01.27.21.jpgVirtual Gallery Talk: Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 with Gordon Wilkins Part 1: 1850–1900 (January 27, 2021)

Organized chronologically, Currents/Crosscurrents places iconic paintings, photographs, works on paper, and sculptures in dialogue with works by and lesser-known and unknown artists. In the first presentation of this three-part series, Curator Gordon Wilkins explores works created between 1850 and 1900, by artists including Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. This program was presented in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library​.

Video_01.14.21.jpg The Meaning of Land: Indigenous and Euro-American Mapping (January 14, 2021)
How can maps reflect the world-view and relationships to the land of their creators? Look closely and engage with maps made by both Native and Euro-American cartographers. Led by Michelle LeBlanc, Director of Education at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center​, this virtual workshop incorporates close looking, sketching, and discussion of maps and art from the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection as well as others. 

Video_12.09.20.jpgLooking Closely: Civil War Painting and Photography (December 9, 2020)
What can Civil War painting and photography tell us about how history is documented and authored? Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons, Head of Education, and Dr. Tessa Hite, Curatorial Fellow use educational and curatorial lenses to examine works by ​Alexander Gardner, Edward Lamson Henry, Winslow Homer, and more from the Addison's collection​​. This program was presented in conjunction with Memorial Hall Library​’s social and racial justice series.
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Video_11.18.20.jpgGallery Talk: To Make Visible: Art as Activism​ (November 18, 2020)

Curator Gordon Wilkins explores works from the exhibition and discusses the ways in which artists use their work to hold a mirror up to the injustices of their time, combat apathy, and provoke change. This program was presented in conjunction with Memorial Hall Library’s social and racial justice series.


Video_10.28.20.jpgMaking Strange: The Modernist Photobook in France (October 28, 2020)
Dr. Kim Sichel​, associate professor of the history of photography and modern art, Boston University, discusses her new book exploring photobook innovation in France from the 1920s to 1950s, including Robert Frank’s The Americans and seminal publications by artists such as Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, and Germaine Krull.


Video_05.06.20.jpg Gallery Tour with Curator Gordon Wilkins (May 6, 2020)
Wilkins leads viewers through A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America to discuss the complex histories and persistent impacts of the 19th-century European American relationship with the natural world​.​