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Addison Gallery of American Art

180 Main St, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810-4166
+1 978-749-4015
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Nestled on the campus of Phillips Academy In Andover this museum offers an impressive collection... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mahj
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Boston
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Enjoying Art

The Addison Gallery is located on the Campus of Phillips Academy they bring Great Art exhibitions... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Diana S
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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The Addison Gallery is home to a world-class collection of American Art, along with a vital and adventurous exhibitions program. The museum is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that reaches diverse audiences. The Addison’s size gives visitors an opportunity to experience its wide-ranging exhibitions in a more intimate setting than typical of larger museums. The Addison is just 30 minutes from Boston.
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180 Main St, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810-4166
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled on the campus of Phillips Academy In Andover this museum offers an impressive collection of American art as well as intriguing visiting exhibits. Recently, I viewed the sumi ink club drawing project which also included some participatory drawing. If you are in the area,...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

The Addison Gallery is located on the Campus of Phillips Academy they bring Great Art exhibitions three or four times a year. When ever possible I visit the gallery is near my and admission is at not cost to the public.

Thank Diana S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The Addison provides a real service to the community, as it charges no admission. The permanent collection is quite good, with a focus on American artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibitions are generally good too.

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Reviewed 2 December 2017

I happened to be staying in the Andover Inn and saw that this gallery was opposite so dropped in. After a long chat with the docent I wandered through the 9 galleries for about 2 hours. The museum has around 17,500 pieces, although only a...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The Addison,which is located on the campus of Phillips Andover is an incredible package in a delightful setting. And best of all it’s free! The y have a wonderful eclectic collection that they show in small shows that are meant to preserve the art. They...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Ok, so it's incredible to think it's a high school and has free admission. Whether it's the old favorites like ship models down in the basement halls, or the Winslow Homers on the walls, I guarantee you'll be stunned by what you find in your...More

Thank Jeffrey B
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

I wandered in to the Gallery with some free time from a conference at the Andover Inn (across the street). I was immediately greeted by a knowledgeable guide who helped me get oriented and answered my questions. The Gallery is free - which is remarkable...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Visited one afternoon with a friend. What a lovely spot. Once you step inside and are greeted by the fountain, you are transported to another place. There are a few galleries and a gift shop on the bottom level, a library and a rooftop garden...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

When we visited in July 2017 most of the galleries were showing a special exhibition on one modern artist and only 4 galleries had works from other artists in the collection. For example of the 131 works by Winslow Homer in the collection, only 2...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The campus that this museum sits on is beautiful. The building that houses the museum of very fine, but the collection is very limited.

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