Thursday, May 5, 2011

Collection Dialogues
Museum Learning Center, Addison Gallery of American Art

The Addison is pleased to announce a Special Series of Collection Dialogues, free and open to the public, to be held in the Museum Learning Center in the Addison’s Sidney R. Knafel Wing.

Wednesday, May 18, 6:30pm
The Addison’s Architectural Legacy

with Susan Faxon, Associate Director and Curator of Art Before 1950
A discussion of the confluence of three architectural projects: the original 1931 Addison Gallery of American Art building by Charles Platt, the recent addition by Centerbrook Architects and Planners, and the roof renovation by Robert Olson & Associates.

Wednesday, June 1, 6:30pm
Conservation Discoveries and Quandaries

with Allison Kemmerer, Curator of Art After 1950 and of Photography
A "beneath-the-surface" examination of the intriguing and complicated conservation challenges facing curators, using examples from the Addison collection such as paintings by Thomas Eakins, Eastman Johnson, and James McNeill Whistler, watercolors by Winslow Homer, and albums by John LaFarge and Peter Sekaer.

Thursday, June 16, 3:00pm
American and British Silver

with Brian Allen, The Mary Stripp and R. Crosby Kemper Director
Be among the first to see a newly acquired teapot that belonged to Phillips Academy founders Phoebe Foxcroft Phillips and Samuel Phillips, Jr., along with other examples of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century silver.

Museum Learning Center Access
Entrance to the Museum Leaning Center is through Elson Art Center across from the Andover Inn. Enter by Kemper Auditorium and proceed to the top of the stairs. For wheelchair access, enter by the loading dock through the metal mesh door across from the Chapel Avenue parking lot.

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