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


SPRING/SUMMER 2021​

The Addison at 90: A Conversation with William C. Agee
Tuesday, May 4, 2:00 pm
Join us as 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 is presented in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library.
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The Addison at 90: A Conversation with Jock Reynolds and Dawoud Bey
Tuesday, May 25, 2:00 pm
Join Jock Reynolds (PA 1965), former director of the Addison (1989–1998) for a conversation with photographer Dawoud Bey about their history of collaboration and the Addison’s Edward E. Elson Artist-in-Residence program
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An Artists’ Conversation: Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things
Thursday, June 17, 6:00 pm
Mel Kendrick will be joined by friends and fellow artists Carroll Dunham and John Newman to chat about the exhibition, coming of age in the New York art scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the nature of sculpture, and more. Interim Director and exhibition curator Allison Kemmerer will moderate the discussion.
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The Addison at 90: An Exploration of the Archives with Gordon Wilkins
Wednesday, July 14, 2:00 pm
Join Gordon Wilkins, Associate Curator of American Art, to explore what the Addison's rich archives can reveal about the museum’s collection, history, and relationship with artists.
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WINTER 2021​

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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Virtual Gallery Talk: Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 with Gordon Wilkins
Part 1: 1850–1900
Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 pm
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 will explore works created between 1850 and 1900, by artists including Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, and James McNeill Whistler. This free program is presented via Zoom in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library​; registration is required. 
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Virtual Gallery Talk: Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 with Gordon Wilkins
Part 2: 1900–1930
Wednesday, February 10, 2:00 pm
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 second presentation of this three-part series, Curator Gordon Wilkins will explore works created between 1900 and 1930, by artists including Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and John Singer Sargent. This free program is presented via Zoom in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library; registration is required.
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Virtual Gallery Talk: Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950 with Gordon Wilkins
Part 3: 1930–1950
Wednesday, February 17, 2:00 pm
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 final presentation of this three-part series, Curator Gordon Wilkins will explore works created between 1930 and 1950, by artists including Ruth Asawa, Jacob Lawrence, Jackson Pollock, and Andrew Wyeth. This free program is presented via Zoom in conjunction with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library; registration is required.
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Mindfulness at the Museum
Sunday, February 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
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​
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Live Artist Jam Session: Aphrodite Désirée Navab, Nicholas Galanin, and Curtis Talwst Santiago
Wednesday, March 31, 3:00 pm
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. 
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