Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Few Bits of Random News

While the staff here at the Addison are busy installing the last of the spring shows and readying for the April 27th opening reception, I thought I'd update the blog with a post of a few bits of random news:

-An Impressionist Legacy: Lawrence's White Fund Paintings opens to the public Tuesday, April 24th. However, last week, high school students from the nearby city of Lawrence got a sneak preview of the paintings being installed (that's Leslie Maloney, our Chief Preparator, arranging the paintings in the image on the left). The Eagle Tribune newspaper covered the event: click here to see the article and click here to see a slide show. Then, click here for a full list of events associated with the exhibition.

-William Wegman will be here at Phillips Academy next week for his Artist-In-Residency and to celebrate the opening of William Wegman: Funney-Strange at the Addison. He plans on spending time meeting classes at Phillips Academy and from Lawrence as well as doing photography around the campus.

-Bird and animal lovers and fans of John James Audubon rejoice! We've nearly finished scanning and posting online all the images from our Quadrapeds of North America and Birds of America elephant folio volumes (see right). Click here to go to our Collections page and type Audubon in the Quick Search box to start browsing. Thanks goes to Registrarial Assistant Margaret Leahy for her patient scanning skills!

We hope to see you at the April 27th opening reception for our spring exhibitions from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. It is open and free to all!

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