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“Amazing Museum - Do Not Miss”

Addison Gallery of American Art
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Andover
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Addison Gallery of American is a special place. The current Frame by Frame exhibition of photography from the Addison's collection is a wonderful example of the treasures it freely shares with the public six days a week (closed Mondays). Over three hundred images from some of the greatest photographers from America. For example: Aaron Siskin's images of Harlem in the 30's. Bruce Davidson's images of a Brooklyn Gang in the 60's. Bill Owen's portrait of California Suburbia in the 70s. Robert Frank's challenging portrait of The Americans in the 50s. Not "just a little museum on a Prep school campus. This is a world-class home for some of the greatest art Americans have ever created. Visit it again and again. Make it a home away from home. Connect with out cultural heritage.

Thank Dennis R
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

This is a little jewel of an art museum. Small enough to see in a few hours, interesting enough that you keep coming back. The curator selects stunning, excellent special exhibits and the regular collection is wonderful. Don't forget to look at the model ships located on the lower level.

The museum is on the campus of Phillips Academy which is a lovely place to stroll. So go, see art made my humans and art made by humans interacting with nature.

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

I take every visitor to the Addison and they are always surprised and impressed by the diversity, size and quality of the collection. Remarkable photography and modern art works. Always a don't miss exhibition. Unimposing size for an art museum which makes the viewing up close and personal. Really nice lady always at the entrance to greet us and take our coats. Lovely experience every visit.

Thank CommDept
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The place is a jewel--an ever changing wonderfully curated selection of the best that American Art has to offer.

1  Thank mookie61
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

I spent about 2 hours and I saw everything. I like that kind of art and it was time well spent for me.

1  Thank SergeOttawa
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