Exhibition Archive

Fall 2021​
Light, Space, Surface: Works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Language, Sequence, Structure: Photographic Works by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer

Spring 2021​
Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things 

Learning to Look: The Addison at 90

Winter 2021​
Yoko Ono: Mend Piece

Aphrodite Désirée Navab: Landmines of Memory

Fall 2020​
Robert Frank: The AmericansCurrents/Crosscurrents: American Art, 1850–1950

Wayfinding: Contemporary Artists, Critical Dialogues, and the Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection

An Incomplete History of Photography: 1860s to 1960s

Roy DeCarava

To Make Visible: Art and Activism, 1980-2000

Winter 2020​
Gordon Parks: The New Tide, Early Work 1940–1950

Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America

Expanding the Narrative: Recent Acquisitions​​​​

Come As You Are: American Youth​

Fall 2019
Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America​

The Art of Ambition in the Colonial Northeast

​​George ​Washington: American Icon​

Spring 2019
Harlem: In Situ

John Goodman: not recent color​

Winter 2019
In and Out of Place

Blink: Memories Contained

Fall 2018
From Starfield to MARS: Paul Manship and His Artistic Legacy

Conte​mplating the View: American Landscape Photographs​

The Body: Concealing and Revealing


Look At Me

Spring 2018

Photographers Among Us

Gun Country

Eye on the Collection

Winter 2018
Mark Tobey: Threading Light

sad poems

Convergence: Anila Quayyum Agha, Lalla Essaydi, Yun-Fei Ji, and Fred Han Chang Liang

Sumi Ink Club​

Fall 2017
Invisible Citings: Elaine Reichek and Jeanne Silverthorne

Seen and Unseen

Color and Light: Watercolors from the Collection

Eye on​ the Collection

Spring 2017
Frank Stella Prints: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation

The Gifts of Frank Stella

Eye on the Collection, Spring 2017

Respect Existence or Expect Resistance: Civil Rights Era Photographs from the Collection

Winter 2017
Throwing Up Bunnies: The Irreverent Interlopings of Triple Candie, 2001–2016

The Deception of Perception: Exploring Distortion and Ambiguity in Photography

Fall 2016
Making It Modern: The Folk Art Collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

Taking Shape: Sculpture at the Addison

Manzanar: Photographs by Ansel Adams

Eye on the Collection, Fall 2016

Spring 2016​
Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

Artistic Territories: Journeys in Place and Time

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Winter 2016
Laurie Simmons: In and Around the House

Walls and Beams, Rooms and Dreams: Images of Home

One Thing Leads to Another…Selections from the Collection

Fall 2015
Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt

In Tandem: Inspirations and Collaborations

Words In Air: Jennifer Caine and Rachel Hellmann in Collaboration

Selections from the Permanent Collection

Spring 2015
Alfred Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism

On the Scene: 20th Century Street Photography

Searching for the Real

In Calm Waters, on Stormy Seas

Winter 2015
Heaven and Earth

Collection Intervention: Ellen Gallagher’s DeLuxe

Light/Dark, White/Black

Fall 2014
Exterior Spaces, Interior Places

Dwight Tryon and American Tonalism

Lorna Simpson

Spring 2014
Loisaida: New York’s Lower East Side in the ’80s

POP! Selections from the Collection

Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection

Toward Resolution: Artists’ Studies from the Collection

Winter 2014
An American in London: Whistler and the Thames

Industrial Strength: Selections from the Collection

Eye on the Collection: Artful Poses

Fall 2013
Flash Back–November 22, 1963

James Prosek: The Spaces in Between

the kids are all right

Natural Selections 

Spring 2013
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Eye on the Collection

Secrets, Loss, Memory, Courage: Works by Gay Male Artists

Richard Avedon–The Family

Winter 2013
Stone, Wood, Metal, Mesh: Prints and Printmaking

Frame by Frame: Photographic Series and Portfolios from the Collection

Eye on the Collection

Fall 2012
American Vanguards: Graham, Davis, Gorky, de Kooning, and Their Circle, 1927-1942

Pekupatikut Innuat Akunikana / Pictures Woke the People Up: An Innu Project with Wendy Ewald and Eric Gottesman

People, Places, Things: Symbols of American Culture

Spring 2012
Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography

In Character: Artists’ Role Play in Photography and Video

Life Lines: The Art of Elizabeth Enders

Winter 2012
Land, Sea, and Sky: Contemporary Art in Maine

John Marin: Modernism at Midcentury

Open Windows: Keltie Ferris, Jackie Saccoccio, Billy Sullivan, and Alexi Worth

Fall 2011
Fractured Narratives: Works by Lorna Bieber

Clearstory Squares and Unitych Variations: Paintings by Christopher C. Cook

RFK Funeral Train Rediscovered: Photographs by Paul Fusco

80 @ 80

The Civil War: Unfolding Dialogues

Winter 2011
John La Farge’s Second Paradise: Voyages in the South Seas, 1890–1891

Fall 2010
Sheila Hicks: 50 Years

Artist’s Project: Tristan Perich

Inside, Outside, Upstairs, Downstairs: the Addison Anew