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Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America

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

Jan 29 2020
Apr 05 2020
Man Up! Visualizing Masculinity in 19th-Century America

Bringing together works from the collection that reflect the constant redefinition of masculinity in American society during the 19th and early 20th centuries, inviting us to think critically about shifting definitions of gender roles.

​​The 19th century witnessed the development of a notion of masculinity that tied the worth of a white man to his performance in the workplace—from which women and other minorities were excluded—and to his capacity to accumulate capital and advance socially. By the turn of the 20th century, pervasive anxiety posed by the threat of emasculation and the constant need to prove oneself as a man fostered a sense of an ideal manliness that was cutthroat or “primitive,” a masculinity

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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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