Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Addison in the News

If you happened by the shop of your favorite antiques dealer or were perusing a selection of arts periodicals last week, you would have seen some well-known treasures from the Addison's Coming of Age exhibition on the cover of Antiques and the Arts Weekly.

In his comprehensive cover story, Stephen May writes:

"Since its founding in 1931, the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., has assembled an extraordinary collection of some of America's finest paintings and sculpture. It is surely the premier art collection in any American preparatory school and, indeed, one of the best collections of American art anywhere.

All this is abundantly clear in a grand traveling exhibition of more than 70 selections from the Addison collection, "Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s" on view at Southern Methodist University's Meadows Museum of Art through February 24. It is organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Addison and ably curated by the Addison's associate director and curator Susan C. Faxon and William C. Agee, professor of art history at Hunter College and an Andover alumnus. "

For the full article, click here.

Maggie Adler
Director of Development

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