Monday, January 26, 2009

100th Post of Blog Addison

Nearly two years ago, on February 27, 2007, my colleague James Sousa posted the first entry of Blog Addison. Many topics have been covered since then: countless exhibitions opened and closed, the Laserdisc was retired, incalculable impressions were made on visitors of all ages, we mourned the loss of the monumental artist Sol LeWitt, our collection became accessible online, the outdoor sculptures were removed from our courtyard, and the Addison closed its doors for the renovation. The list seems never ending, which makes sense since there have been ninety-nine posts to date. Today’s post highlights unique elements of the museum and the sum equals 100 in honor of our one-hundredth post. Drum roll please...

48 photographs in Danny Lyon's The Bikeriders series
24 ship models made especially for the Addison’s collection in 1931
15 trucks + 1 day (16) to pour the concrete main floor of the new museum learning center
6 future traveling exhibitions currently being organized by the Addison Gallery
-Sheila Hicks: Fifty Years
-Whistler’s Bridge: Battersea Bridge in the Art of James McNeill Whistler
-Maverick Modernists: John Graham, Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, Willem de Kooning, and Their Circle
-Late John Marin
-Mark Tobey (1890-19760: A Retrospective
-Alfred H. Maurer: At the Vanguard of Modernism
3 panels side by side in a triptych, for example in Maud Morgan’s work of 1949
2 volumes of Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War, 1862–67
1 Addison Gallery of American Art

Posted by Jaime DeSimone, Charles H. Sawyer Curatorial Fellow

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