Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Addison on the Road

Even though the Addison is currently closed for renovation, we are still lending a variety of our collection objects to exhibitions organized by other museums. We have 94 objects on the road right now, and that does not include the 71 objects we are touring as part of our own Coming of Age exhibition. Here are where you can find a few of them:

Our entire collection of Robert Frank photographs of The Americans are currently on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in On the Road Again with Jack Kerouac and Robert Frank, on view until September 21st. This is a rare opportunity to see this complete group of images installed in one location and I understand the show is quite stunning to see!

Our Edward Hopper, Railroad Train (see above, left), traveled straight from the final venue of the successful Edward Hopper exhibition in Chicago to the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, England, to take part in Art in the Age of Steam. The show closes there August 10th but opens at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri on September 13th and runs through January 18th, 2009.

We've also agreed to lend one of our Sol LeWitt wall drawings, Wall Drawing #880 Loopy Doopy (orange and green) 6" Wide Orange Bands, Green Background, to the Sol LeWitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective at Mass MOCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. Former Addison Director Jock Reynolds had a hand in organizing this exhibition. The show opens there November 16th, but the labor-intensive wall drawings are being executed as we speak.

We are also lending our two Paul Manship bronzes, Diana and Actaeon (see right), that normally grace the front entrance to the Addison, to the Crane Estate at Castle Hill in Ipswich, Massachusetts, as part of their 80th Anniversary Celebration exhibition opening soon. Addison staff will be present to oversee the installation there and I hope to devote a future blog posting to this event.

Our home may be temporarily closed, but our collection can still be seen in a variety of places. So please come visit us on the road!

James M. Sousa
Associate Registrar for Collections and Archives

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