If an in-person visit is not possible at this time, there are variety of ways to stay connected to the Addison. Take a virtual tour, browse our collection, find creative projects for kids, and follow us on social media for updates, to learn about artists and the collection, ask us questions, and more.
Head over to the
Virtual Programs page for information about the current season's online events, and to
watch recordings of recent programs.
In celebration of our 90th anniversary, the Addison Gallery of American Art invited Tamar Avishai, host of the award-winning podcast
The Lonely Palette, to create
Look with Your Ears: The Addison at 90, a limited series that thematically explores works in the Addison's collection. With episodes that focus on abstraction, the figure, and the urban sublime, Tamar looks at a selection of some of the most important and provocative objects in the Addison’s collection, and investigates what they mean to art history and to each other.
Explore recent exhibitions:
Digital portfolios of recent permanent collection exhibitions, including
Robert Frank: The Americans; Currents/Crosscurrents: American Art 1850–1950;
An Incomplete History of Photography: 1860s to 1960s; and many more, are available to browse.
Explore the Collection
Almost all of the Addison's 23,000-object collection is digitized and available on our website. Search for a specific work, or
browse by artist, exhibition, theme, or time period.
For many works, there is an option to zoom in for a more detailed view. Get an up-close look at Winslow Homer's brushstrokes in
Eight Bells, the hand-carved symbols on the gilded frame of Thomas Eakins's
Professor Henry A. Rowland, the variety of colors that make up Maria Oakey Dewing's
A Bed of Poppies, and
Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for a look at collection favorites as well as little-known and rarely or never-before exhibited gems. Learn about artists and the history of and stories behind the works, ask us questions, and tell us what you would like to see!