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Expanding the Narrative: Recent Acquisitions

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover MA

Feb 01 2020
Mar 01 2020
Expanding the Narrative: Recent Acquisitions

Presents a selection of objects recently added to the collection to demonstrate the museum’s continuing mission to build a strong and vital collection that offers insight into the complexity of the United States, by asking What is America?

​​The Addison Gallery opened its doors in 1931 with a core collection of 423 objects purchased for or given to the museum by Phillips Academy alumnus, Thomas Cochran and his close friends. Since then, the museum has annually added to the collection via generous donation and judicious purchase to make it what it is today--over 21,000 works representing the best of American art across media.

Addison curators carefully choose each work to enter the collection, selecting objects that augment

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GALLERY HOURSTuesday–Saturday 10–5, Sunday 1–5; open 10–9 on Wednesdays while Phillips Academy is in session. Closed Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and the month of August. The museum is wheelchair accessible. The Addison is open to the public and free of charge. Addison Gallery of American Art | Phillips Academy3 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA


Addison Gallery of American Art

3 Chapel Avenue, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810


Parking is available on Chapel Avenue, and in the parking lot between Cochran Chapel and the Andover Inn (across the street from the Addison on Chapel Avenue). Nearby on-street parking is available on Bartlet Street. A second parking lot is available behind Graves Hall, across Main Street (accessible via School Street).

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