Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Objects on the Road

As the Addison's Curators create their object checklists for our permanent collection fall show The Discerning Eye: Five Perspectives on the Addison Collection, they need to take into account that almost one hundred different Addison objects will be on the road on loan during that time.

For example, visitors to the Frist Center of the Arts in Nashville, Tennessee will be able to see our Maurice Prendergast, In Central Park, New York (see right) and George Bellows, Outside the Big Tent in Life's Pleasures: The Ashcan Artist's Brush with Leisure, 1895-1925, starting August 2nd. The show is being organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and will be visiting there as well as the New York Historical Society in subsequent venues.

Our Edward Lamson Henry, City Point, Virginia, Headquarters of General Grant will be traveling to the Virginia Historical Society, the Missouri Historical Society, and, again, the New York Historical Society as part of the Lee and Grant exhibition opening October 20th in Richmond. This painting has seen a lot of travel lately, having recently appeared in Historical Fictions: Edward Lamson Henry's Paintings of Past and Present at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Representatives from the Art Institute of Chicago visited recently to study our Jasper Johns Target up close. It will be included in their show Jasper Johns: Survey in Gray opening in Chicago November 4th and then traveling to the MET.

And also this fall, the Addison will receive a large delivery of crates for seventy-one of our objects traveling in Coming of Age: American Art 1850s to 1950s, which opens November 30th at the Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas and travels to London, Venice and Florida before returning home to Andover.

Thankfully, the Addison's collection is deep and the Curators should have no trouble finding the objects to fit their needs for The Discerning Eye. It provides the opportunity to use pieces that have not been hung on the gallery walls in a while, or ever. So be sure to stop in and see what's here! And if you live close to one of the venues listed above, be sure to stop in and see what the Addison has there!

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