Addison Gallery of American Art

Addison Gallery of American Art The Addison Gallery is home to a world-class collection of American art, along with a vital and adventurous exhibitions program. ​The Addison is operating with reduced public hours (Friday and Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00 to 5:00 pm).
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“There's not a man, woman or child on the face of the earth who doesn't enjoy a tasty beverage.”—David Letterman⁣⁣Happy ...
05/06/2021

“There's not a man, woman or child on the face of the earth who doesn't enjoy a tasty beverage.”—David Letterman⁣

Happy #NationalBeverageDay from your pals at the Addison! Enjoy! ⁣

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Sandwich and Soda from X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters), 1964. Screenprint in blue and red on mylar. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, found in collection, 1987.161.7⁣

#roylichtenstein #popart #pop #soda #sandwich #screenprint #1960s #stilllife #americanart #whatisamerica #addisongalleryofamericanart

“There's not a man, woman or child on the face of the earth who doesn't enjoy a tasty beverage.”—David Letterman⁣

Happy #NationalBeverageDay from your pals at the Addison! Enjoy! ⁣

Roy Lichtenstein (1923-1997). Sandwich and Soda from X + X (Ten Works by Ten Painters), 1964. Screenprint in blue and red on mylar. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, found in collection, 1987.161.7⁣

#roylichtenstein #popart #pop #soda #sandwich #screenprint #1960s #stilllife #americanart #whatisamerica #addisongalleryofamericanart

Join us in wishing a very happy 70th birthday to the great Donald Sultan. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting...
05/05/2021

Join us in wishing a very happy 70th birthday to the great Donald Sultan. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting new acquisition! ⁣

Can Minimalist art be representational? Utilizing tar, oil, and plaster on linoleum, Donald Sultan’s deceptively straightforward monumental multi-panel still life paintings of the 1980s and 90s, of which Flowers and Vase, August 12, 1985 is an important example, eschew easy categorization. In his essay “Still Life: Picture Machine,” published in the catalogue accompanying the 2000 exhibition Donald Sultan: In the Still-Life Tradition, the author and critic Steven Henry Madoff unpacks the inherent tension found within Sultan’s monolithic still lifes, a tension derived from the artist’s embrace of what Madoff describes as “a two-headed beast of postwar art—abstract Minimalism and the reprise of figurative painting.” Both sculptural and insistently painterly, representational and abstract, the hybrid nature of this work speaks to the artist’s renegade embrace and masterful amalgamation of both the rarefied Minimalist and Western representational traditions without privileging one over the other.⁣

Sultan liberates the grid—the lingua franca of Minimalism—from the dispassionate grip of artists like Carl Andre. Whereas Andre’s artistic vocabulary is primarily comprised of precisely defined, machine-milled metal tiles arranged in rigid grid formations on flat surfaces, Sultan’s grid is comprised of unevenly cut industrial linoleum squares. Upon this imperfect grid, Sultan builds a dynamic surface of layers of tar, oil, and plaster. The dense materiality of the painting—characterized by passages that are both shiny and matte, flat and undulating, fixed and sinuous—is as important as the Pop Art flatness of the silhouetted terra cotta vase and sun-dappled green leaves that are the subjects of the work. (Gordon Wilkins)⁣

Donald Sultan (born 1951). Flowers and Vase, August 12, 1985. Latex and tar on tile. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Gift of Sally and John Van Doren (PA 1980), 2021.71⁣

#donaldsultan #stilllife #tar #latex #minimalism #1980s #americanart #addisongalleryofamericanart

Join us in wishing a very happy 70th birthday to the great Donald Sultan. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting new acquisition! ⁣

Can Minimalist art be representational? Utilizing tar, oil, and plaster on linoleum, Donald Sultan’s deceptively straightforward monumental multi-panel still life paintings of the 1980s and 90s, of which Flowers and Vase, August 12, 1985 is an important example, eschew easy categorization. In his essay “Still Life: Picture Machine,” published in the catalogue accompanying the 2000 exhibition Donald Sultan: In the Still-Life Tradition, the author and critic Steven Henry Madoff unpacks the inherent tension found within Sultan’s monolithic still lifes, a tension derived from the artist’s embrace of what Madoff describes as “a two-headed beast of postwar art—abstract Minimalism and the reprise of figurative painting.” Both sculptural and insistently painterly, representational and abstract, the hybrid nature of this work speaks to the artist’s renegade embrace and masterful amalgamation of both the rarefied Minimalist and Western representational traditions without privileging one over the other.⁣

Sultan liberates the grid—the lingua franca of Minimalism—from the dispassionate grip of artists like Carl Andre. Whereas Andre’s artistic vocabulary is primarily comprised of precisely defined, machine-milled metal tiles arranged in rigid grid formations on flat surfaces, Sultan’s grid is comprised of unevenly cut industrial linoleum squares. Upon this imperfect grid, Sultan builds a dynamic surface of layers of tar, oil, and plaster. The dense materiality of the painting—characterized by passages that are both shiny and matte, flat and undulating, fixed and sinuous—is as important as the Pop Art flatness of the silhouetted terra cotta vase and sun-dappled green leaves that are the subjects of the work. (Gordon Wilkins)⁣

Donald Sultan (born 1951). Flowers and Vase, August 12, 1985. Latex and tar on tile. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Gift of Sally and John Van Doren (PA 1980), 2021.71⁣

#donaldsultan #stilllife #tar #latex #minimalism #1980s #americanart #addisongalleryofamericanart

#Repost @newcriterion ・・・“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massa...
05/05/2021

#Repost @newcriterion
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“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts (through October 3): “Seeing Things in Things” is an appropriate title for the career-spanning survey of the works of Mel Kendrick, which recently opened at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts. Working primarily in sculpture but traversing through print-making and photography, since the 1970s Kendrick has explored the negative of positive space. With sixty of his sculptures on view as well as pieces in other media, this exhibition assembles the range of Kendrick’s captivating body of work, where extractions become interventions and derivatives revised iterations. With an interest in the making, not just the made, Kendrick’s process-based works in wood, paper, and concrete are puzzles unsolved and mysteries, ultimately, of abstract form. —JP

#Repost @newcriterion
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“Mel Kendrick: Seeing Things in Things,” at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts (through October 3): “Seeing Things in Things” is an appropriate title for the career-spanning survey of the works of Mel Kendrick, which recently opened at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Massachusetts. Working primarily in sculpture but traversing through print-making and photography, since the 1970s Kendrick has explored the negative of positive space. With sixty of his sculptures on view as well as pieces in other media, this exhibition assembles the range of Kendrick’s captivating body of work, where extractions become interventions and derivatives revised iterations. With an interest in the making, not just the made, Kendrick’s process-based works in wood, paper, and concrete are puzzles unsolved and mysteries, ultimately, of abstract form. —JP

Step away from your Ouija boards for just one second to join us in celebration of #NationalParanormalDay. Whether you pl...
05/03/2021

Step away from your Ouija boards for just one second to join us in celebration of #NationalParanormalDay. Whether you plan on befriending the friendly ghost of a 12 year old boy with died of pneumonia (Casper is actually really dark) or are about to erotically throw some pots with Patrick Swayze, have a great day!⁣

Jacques Joel (active 19th century, New York City). Ghost series, 1890s. Cabinet cards (gelatin silver prints). Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Sybil and Kelly Wise Photo Collection, 2001.27.6.1-4⁣

#cabinetcard #paranormal #19thcenturyphotography #ghost #ghostphotoshoot #sequence #1890s #newyorkcity #patrickswayze #unchainedmelody #americanart #whatisamerica #addisongalleryofamericanart @ Addison Gallery of American Art

The Addison at 90: A Conversation with William C. AgeeTuesday, May 4, 2:00 pmJoin us as renowned art historian and Phill...
05/02/2021

The Addison at 90: A Conversation with William C. Agee
Tuesday, May 4, 2:00 pm

Join us as renowned art historian and Phillips Academy alumnus William Agee (PA 1955) discusses masterworks from the Addison’s collection, their art historical significance, and their personal impact on him as a student at Andover. This program is presented in conjunction with Andover's Memorial Hall Library.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5T6otRAFSqS-YhkMPZeORw

Professor William C. Agee is Emeritus at Hunter College; former Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Pasadena Art Museum; curator at MoMA and the Whitney, and has published extensively on modern American Art. He is currently working on a book, Close Readings: Max Weber and American Cubism.

[Winslow Homer (1838-1910). The West Wind, 1891. Oil on canvas. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Gift of anonymous donor, 1928.24]

The Addison at 90: A Conversation with William C. Agee
Tuesday, May 4, 2:00 pm

Join us as renowned art historian and Phillips Academy alumnus William Agee (PA 1955) discusses masterworks from the Addison’s collection, their art historical significance, and their personal impact on him as a student at Andover. This program is presented in conjunction with Andover's Memorial Hall Library.

Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5T6otRAFSqS-YhkMPZeORw

Professor William C. Agee is Emeritus at Hunter College; former Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Pasadena Art Museum; curator at MoMA and the Whitney, and has published extensively on modern American Art. He is currently working on a book, Close Readings: Max Weber and American Cubism.

[Winslow Homer (1838-1910). The West Wind, 1891. Oil on canvas. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, Gift of anonymous donor, 1928.24]

🧁Guess what? WE’RE TURNING 90 THIS MONTH! We have lots in store for you all—including FREE CUPCAKES. That’s right, we’re...
05/01/2021

🧁Guess what? WE’RE TURNING 90 THIS MONTH! We have lots in store for you all—including FREE CUPCAKES. That’s right, we’re a Taurus—obviously. ⁣

During the month of May, complimentary funfetti cupcakes from Pipe Dream Cupcakes will be available every weekend for ticketed visitors from the general public (one each per visitor, while supplies last). Admission is always free, but advance reservations are required at addisongallery.org. We look forward to celebrating with you!⁣

To our @phillipsacademy community: Stay tuned for cupcakes and celebrations, coming soon. 🥳⁣

#addisonat90 #1931 #goldenoldie #silentgeneration #90thbirthday #addisongalleryofamericanart

🧁Guess what? WE’RE TURNING 90 THIS MONTH! We have lots in store for you all—including FREE CUPCAKES. That’s right, we’re a Taurus—obviously. ⁣

During the month of May, complimentary funfetti cupcakes from Pipe Dream Cupcakes will be available every weekend for ticketed visitors from the general public (one each per visitor, while supplies last). Admission is always free, but advance reservations are required at addisongallery.org. We look forward to celebrating with you!⁣

To our @phillipsacademy community: Stay tuned for cupcakes and celebrations, coming soon. 🥳⁣

#addisonat90 #1931 #goldenoldie #silentgeneration #90thbirthday #addisongalleryofamericanart

🌳Happy #ArborDay. Go outside and plant a tree, right now! I don’t care if it’s dark and windy and raining. In case you’r...
05/01/2021

🌳Happy #ArborDay. Go outside and plant a tree, right now! I don’t care if it’s dark and windy and raining. In case you’re not in the position to plant a tree, enjoy the Italian cypress trees captured in John Singer Sargent’s Cypress Trees at San Vigilio.🌳 ⁣

San Vigilio is a Northern Italian village that lies on the country's largest lake, Lago di Garda. It overlooks the expansive southern section of the lake, where the water resembles an inland sea. Beautiful trees abound on its sheltered shores, including citrus, oleander, olive, and cypress. Virgil and Goethe both praised Lake Garda, and in the 1920s the Italian writer and patriot Gabriele D'Annunzio made his home nearby. For a late summer vacation in 1913 Sargent, his sister Emily, and a group of their friends spent several weeks in the Italian Alps and Venice before their stay in San Vigilio in October. [Editor’s Note: that’s a roughly 2.5 hour drive from George Clooney’s villa on Lake Cuomo, just FYI.]⁣

Cypress Trees at San Vigilio was painted on a hill with a magnificent view across the lake. Sargent's composition contrasts the rugged boulders and tall trees in the foreground with the vast luminous atmosphere that opens up beyond them. He depicted the stately, somber cypresses with long, broad strokes of dark blue, green, and brown, and used their forms as bold vertical divisions in his design. Golden sunlight reflects on the surface of the lake and gives a ruddy edge to the cypress at the left. The sun is not visible, but one has the sense that it is disappearing behind the distant shore, either blocked from view by one of the cypresses or out of the frame of the composition. This painting was made as the seasons were turning, and it is not surprising that Sargent would have relished the beautiful sunlight, knowing that he would soon have to face a London winter. (Trevor Fairbrother)⁣

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Cypress Trees at San Vigilio, 1913. Oil on canvas. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, gift of Cornelius N. Bliss, 1928.52⁣

#johnsingersargent #cypress #sanvigilio #italy #americanart #whatisamerica #lake #addisongalleryofamericanart

🌳Happy #ArborDay. Go outside and plant a tree, right now! I don’t care if it’s dark and windy and raining. In case you’re not in the position to plant a tree, enjoy the Italian cypress trees captured in John Singer Sargent’s Cypress Trees at San Vigilio.🌳 ⁣

San Vigilio is a Northern Italian village that lies on the country's largest lake, Lago di Garda. It overlooks the expansive southern section of the lake, where the water resembles an inland sea. Beautiful trees abound on its sheltered shores, including citrus, oleander, olive, and cypress. Virgil and Goethe both praised Lake Garda, and in the 1920s the Italian writer and patriot Gabriele D'Annunzio made his home nearby. For a late summer vacation in 1913 Sargent, his sister Emily, and a group of their friends spent several weeks in the Italian Alps and Venice before their stay in San Vigilio in October. [Editor’s Note: that’s a roughly 2.5 hour drive from George Clooney’s villa on Lake Cuomo, just FYI.]⁣

Cypress Trees at San Vigilio was painted on a hill with a magnificent view across the lake. Sargent's composition contrasts the rugged boulders and tall trees in the foreground with the vast luminous atmosphere that opens up beyond them. He depicted the stately, somber cypresses with long, broad strokes of dark blue, green, and brown, and used their forms as bold vertical divisions in his design. Golden sunlight reflects on the surface of the lake and gives a ruddy edge to the cypress at the left. The sun is not visible, but one has the sense that it is disappearing behind the distant shore, either blocked from view by one of the cypresses or out of the frame of the composition. This painting was made as the seasons were turning, and it is not surprising that Sargent would have relished the beautiful sunlight, knowing that he would soon have to face a London winter. (Trevor Fairbrother)⁣

John Singer Sargent (1856-1925). Cypress Trees at San Vigilio, 1913. Oil on canvas. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, gift of Cornelius N. Bliss, 1928.52⁣

#johnsingersargent #cypress #sanvigilio #italy #americanart #whatisamerica #lake #addisongalleryofamericanart

Today is #InternationalDanceDay, not to be confused with #NationalDanceDay, which, as we know, falls during the month of...
04/29/2021

Today is #InternationalDanceDay, not to be confused with #NationalDanceDay, which, as we know, falls during the month of September. ⁣

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m from the tiny town in Footloose where dancing is illegal so I rebuke this content. I kid. I, like Eugene Levy in Best in Show, have two left feet. That being said, however, I did choreograph a pretty professional dance routine to the soundtrack from the 1996 film adaptation of Evita as a 5 year old. ⁣

Gayleen Aiken (1934-2005). “Cousins Gawleen" and "Butter Cup" dancing slowly by the nickelodeon playing, 1966. Colored pencil, ballpoint pen, and crayon on paper. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, museum purchase, 2021.2⁣

#gayleenaiken #visionaryart #visionaryartist #outsiderart #outsiderartist #vermontartist #nickelodeon #wallpaper #theshining #americanart #coloredpencil #whatisamerica #addisongalleryofamericanart

Today is #InternationalDanceDay, not to be confused with #NationalDanceDay, which, as we know, falls during the month of September. ⁣

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m from the tiny town in Footloose where dancing is illegal so I rebuke this content. I kid. I, like Eugene Levy in Best in Show, have two left feet. That being said, however, I did choreograph a pretty professional dance routine to the soundtrack from the 1996 film adaptation of Evita as a 5 year old. ⁣

Gayleen Aiken (1934-2005). “Cousins Gawleen" and "Butter Cup" dancing slowly by the nickelodeon playing, 1966. Colored pencil, ballpoint pen, and crayon on paper. Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, museum purchase, 2021.2⁣

#gayleenaiken #visionaryart #visionaryartist #outsiderart #outsiderartist #vermontartist #nickelodeon #wallpaper #theshining #americanart #coloredpencil #whatisamerica #addisongalleryofamericanart

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