Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photogr...

Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photogr...

Presented by Addison Gallery of American Art at Addison Gallery of American Art

This exhibition highlights one of the Addison collection’s great strengths—images of the American landscape, both natural and manmade. Whether historical or contemporary, fact or fiction, abstract or representative, celebratory or critical, private exploration or social document, all of the photographs assembled in this show comment to one degree or another on the contesting powers of culture and nature. The complex dialogue these images foster prods us to consider the contrast between our myths and realities. Works by photographers such as Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Marcia Resnick, Carleton Watkins, Edward Weston, and Katherine Wolkoff present more than mere description.​ As vehicles for artistic, personal, and cultural expression they challenge us to examine and reflect upon who we are.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Bernard and Louise Palitz Exhibitions Fund.

Admission Info

Free Admission

Phone: 978-749-4015


Additional time info:

Opening Reception: Friday, September 14, 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Closed Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and the month of August

Dates & Times

2018/09/08 - 2019/03/03

Location Info

Addison Gallery of American Art

3 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA 01810

Parking Info

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).