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Addison Gallery of American Art

Addison Gallery of American Art - Phillips Academy Andover - Andover, Massachusetts

Addison Gallery of American Art

The Addison Gallery of American Art is part of the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and collects American art. The museum’s purpose is to acquire, preserve, and exhibit works of art for education and enjoyment.

The museum’s founding collection included significant works by such prominent American artists as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, John Twachtman, and James McNeill Whistler. Acquisitions and gifts have added significant works. Also, Addison’s collection of 7,500 photographs spans the history of American photography.

The museum’s collection comprises over 17,500 works in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, and decorative arts from the eighteenth century to the present. It also has a collection of models of American ships.

Highlights of the Addison Gallery of American Art

  • “Eight Bells” by Winslow Homer
  • John Singer Sargent’s Val d’Aosta: A Man Fishing
  • Frederic Remington’s Moonlight, Wolf
  • Frank Duveneck’s Harbour Chioggia
  • Joseph Frank Currier’s Boy with a Ruff
  • Winslow Homer’s Burnt Mountain
  • Albert Bierstadt’s The coming storm

Addison Gallery of American Art

  • Museum:        Addison Gallery of American Art
  • State:              Massachusetts
  • Country:         United States
  • Established:   1931
  • Type:              Academic museum
  • Location:        180 Main St, Andover, MA 01810, United States

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“In Boston, they ask, how much does he know?
In New York, how much is he worth?
In Philadelphia, who were his parents?”

– Mark Twain

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