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Andover - Addison Gallery Of American Art

Phillips Academy 180 Main Street

The Addison Gallery of American Art, on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, opened its doors to the public in May 1931, at a time when the idea of a museum devoted exclusively to American art was an innovation. Even more remarkable was, and is, its association not with a city or university but with a secondary school.

Intended by its founder, Thomas Cochran, "to enrich permanently the lives of the students of Phillips Academy, by helping to cultivate and foster in them a love for the beautiful," the Addison Gallery has continued to serve as an educational resource for the Academy while holding a well-deserved place as a center of American art for regional and national audiences.

The museum's purpose is to acquire, preserve, interpret, and exhibit works of art for the education and enjoyment of local, regional, national and international audiences, including the students, faculty, and community of Phillips Academy, and other students, teachers, scholars, and the general public.


Conley Harris

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Splendid show of amazing Mark Toby paintings borrowed from major American and European museum collections. Quiet and shimmering paintings.

Martin Heller

Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
The permanent exhibits are excellent. The temporary shows range from meh to great. It's free.

Susan D Portelance

Monday, Sep. 25, 2017
Love this Gallery. It's accessible quiet and hosts awesome artist some change some are permanent O think but 3 times I've gone in 5 years and always something hosting artists new I live that its always new and has the regular exhibits. Photographing is Not allowed I was told cant even write no pens pencils books allowed. Staff is wonderful as well

Labs Silver

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
My daughter enjoying the kids book. Interesting exhibits.

Jim Frey

Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Go. Get some culture. Then create your own art

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