Free Association: New Acquisitions in Context will be on display at the Addison from September 1, 2023–February 11, 2024.
This exhibition demonstrates how recently acquired works complement the Addison’s current holdings, drawing out new narratives, juxtapositions, and conversations across time and media. The entire second floor is given over to nine thematic galleries—the American West, interiors, the street, light, the body and nature, queer modernism, classical mythology, Bauhaus legacies, and the grid–each anchored by new acquisitions situated in conversation with works that entered the Addison’s collection at earlier moments in its nearly 100-year history. Taken together, this constellation of installations offers new ways of looking at a collection that is endlessly generative and constantly reinterpreted.
Registration for the tour is required and space is limited. Please cancel your registration if you are no longer able to attend.
Art citation: Mickalene Thomas, Portrait of Lyfe, 2020, archival pigment print, 60 x 48 inches, Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, purchased as the gift of Katherine D. and Stephen C. Sherrill, (PA 1971, and P 2005, 2007, 2010), 2021.137
If you are not able to join us for this in person event, join us for a virtual gallery tour on December 12th.