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Addison Gallery of American Art

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Address: 180 Main St, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810-4166
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+1 978-749-4015
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The Addison Gallery is home to a world-class collection of American Art,...

The Addison Gallery is home to a world-class collection of American Art, along with a vital and adventurous exhibitions program. The museum is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that reaches diverse audiences. The Addison’s size gives visitors an opportunity to experience its wide-ranging exhibitions in a more intimate setting than typical of larger museums. The Addison is just 30 minutes from Boston.

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Excellent museum

This museum is on the grounds of Phillips Academy in Andover. It is a first class art museum with a broad collection of paintings,sculpture,and photography. The exhibits are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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West Newbury
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is on the grounds of Phillips Academy in Andover. It is a first class art museum with a broad collection of paintings,sculpture,and photography. The exhibits are changed 3 to 4 times a year in order to display the breadth of their collection, and to show special exhibits from other museums. We live a short distance away, and visit... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Envelope yourself in the variety and depth of this permanent collection. And if that is not enough reason to day trip to this quaint New England town, the ongoing exhibitions change regularly. No matter what the occasion, it is most welcoming to experience the quiet space of this cultural institution.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Constant Companion and I have visited the Addison Gallery of American Art many times since first "discovering" it about 5 years ago. It is a true regional gem located on the lovely campus of Phillips Academy. As the name implies it focuses on American Art at the bequest of its founders and is free to the public. Our most recent... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Addison Gallery is a true treasure. Inspiring, changing Exhibitions. Well worth the trip. Go online to preview current and upcoming Exhibitions. Highly recommended

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Thank silvermanarts
Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Offers a very nice surroundings. Gallery volunteers are very helpful. Nice flow to gallery. Would like to see more local artists events.

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I had not been aware of this museum, but saw a reference to their Manzanar photo exhibit while traveling in New England so decided to go out of our way to visit it. A very good decision. It is a stunning building on the campus of Phillipps Academy and is free and open to the public. We enjoyed the photos... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

It's the oldest incorporated high school I the US. Established in 1778 by Samuel Phillips. This school had an800 million endowment in 2011. Lots of folk art antiques and fine art.

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Whitehall, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

As Michigan residents who love art and art museums, we visited the Addison Gallery at Phillips Academy recently during a trip to New England. A must-see for all who appreciate American art. Although the gallery can only display a small fraction of the 17,000 items in its permanent collection, the highlights shown during our visit were wonderful. The iconic "Eight... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's a smart gallery with plenty of art to look at. If your in the area it's worth a visit...you need about 2 hours. It's a shame they don't have a cafe for a coffee. I also like to support galleries by buying stuff in the shop but the choice is not great.

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Puget Sound
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

First the bad news: The Addison closes for some holidays and all of August. It's not a secret, but somehow I missed that. We ended up rearranging our schedule and driving an extra three hours back from Old Lyme to be the first visitors on September 1st. Now the good news. Our visit was more than worth the extra effort.... More 

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