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The Art of Ambition in the Colonial Northeast

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 15, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

- Free

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Date: December 8
Time:
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost: Free
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Website: http://addison.andover.edu/Exhibitions/ArtofAmbition/Pages/default.aspx

Venue

Addison Gallery of American Art
3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Phone: 978-749-4015
Website: addisongallery.org

Organizer

Addison Gallery of American Art
Phone: 978-749-4015
Email: addison@andover.edu
Website: addisongallery.org

The works in this exhibition speak to the complexity and ambiguity of artistic identity in the British colonies of northeastern North America during the long 18th century and to the difficulty of defining the boundaries of American art. Separated from their English homeland by the vast Atlantic Ocean, colonists nevertheless participated in a dynamic economic and cultural network that connected them with the peoples of Europe, West Africa, and South America. As British North America grew increasingly prosperous, affluent new Americans emulated the refinement and gentility of their mother country by commissioning artists to create works that expressed both colonial desires for prestige and status and the hybridity of artistic production in early America. ​

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