Friends of the Addison

Screenshot from a virtual presentation about new acquisitions for Friends of the Addison
Friends of the Addison at a privte tour of the Manship Artists Residency site in Gloucester, MA, photo by Britt Broughner

The Addison Gallery of American Art is a national cultural treasure offering visitors an opportunity to explore the breadth and depth of American art through dynamic exhibitions, an ever-growing collection, and flexible, innovative education programs. Admission to the Addison is always free, and nearly all of our programs are offered without charge. We are most grateful to our many generous supporters from around the corner to around the world who help make our work possible.

Friends of the Addison at a private tour of 'Edward Hopper & Cape Ann: Illuminating an American Landscape' at the Cape Ann Museum with Director Oliver Barker

When you join Friends of the Addison with a gift of $50 or more, you’ll receive the following:

  • Invitations to members-only special events
  • A 15% discount at the Addison museum shop
  • Recognition in the Addison’s annual report
  • With a gift or $100 or more, receive free admission and other benefits to over 1,000 museums through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association. Find a list of participating institutions and more details at the NARM website.


For more information and other ways to make a gift, including gifts of assets such as stocks, wire transfers, estate giving, etc., please contact the Addison’s Director of Development David Freilach at 978.749.4027 or