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Addison events will be virtual this season. All programs are free, but registration is required.


FALL 2020​

Making Strange: The Modernist Photobook in France
Wednesday, October 28, 2:00 pm
Join Dr. Kim Sichel​, associate professor of the history of photography and modern art, Boston University, to celebrate her new book exploring photobook innovation in France from the 1920s to 1950s. In addition to Robert Frank’s The Americans, Sichel will discuss seminal publications by artists such as Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Klein, and Germaine Krull. This program will be presented via Zoom.
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​​Gallery Talk: To Make Visible: Art as Activism​

Wednesday, November 18, 2:00 pm
Join Curator Gordon Wilkins to explore works from the exhibition and discuss 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 is presented via Zoom, and in conjunction with Memorial Hall Library’s social and racial justice series.
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Looking Closely: Civil War Painting and Photography
Wednesday, December 9, 2:00 pm
What can Civil War painting and photography tell us about how history is documented and authored? Join Jamie Kaplowitz Gibbons, head of education, and Dr. Tessa Hite, curatorial fellow, as they 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 is presented via Zoom,​​ and in conjunction with Memorial Hall Library​’s social and racial justice series.
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The Meaning of Land: Indigenous and Euro-American Mapping
Thursday, January 14, 12:30–1:30 pm
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 will incorporate close looking, sketching and discussion of maps and art from the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection as well as others. This program is free, but space is limited.
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