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10:00 am

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the most beloved icons in American pop culture. Created in times of economic adversity and war, these characters quickly emerged as beacons of American morality, representing the ideals of truth, justice, and the American way. Men of Steel, Women of Wonder examines art world responses to Superman and Wonder […]

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George Washington: American Icon

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until November 15, 2019

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

Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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George Washington, political leader, military general, statesman, Founding Father, planter, denture wearer, cherry-tree chopper, first president of the United States is perhaps the first multi-hyphenate celebrity. Washington was also a prolific slaveholder who, at the time of his death in 1799, owned 317 men, women, and children. Drawn from the Addison’s collection of Washingtoniana, this […]

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The Art of Ambition in the Colonial Northeast

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 15, 2019

Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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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 […]

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A Wildness Distant from Ourselves: Art and Ecology in 19th-Century America

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until July 31, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until July 31, 2020

Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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“It is in vain to dream of a wildness distant from ourselves. There is none such.” – Henry David Thoreau, Journal IX, 1856 Henry David Thoreau's midcentury clarion call offers a concise distillation of a prevailing, paradoxical, European American conception of the environment as other, a foil for the reason and civility of man, at times an […]

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Doggy Days: Howl-o-ween

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Discovery Museum, 177 Main Street (Route 27)
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Abby the Therapy Dog needs your help deciding what costume she should wear on Halloween. Tell Abby all about your Halloween costume, help her play doggy dress-up, and vote for the costume you think she should wear trick-or-treating! Abby is a certified Therapy Dog from the Pets & People Foundation, which means she’s happy to […]

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11:00 am

Gallery Tour: Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Addison Gallery of American Art, 3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy
Andover, MA 01810 United States
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In collaboration with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, Addison curator Allison Kemmerer will lead a tour of Men o​f Steel, Women of Wonder, offering a discussion of the works and themes presented. The tour is free, but space is limited. Please register online at www.mhl.org/events​ or call 978.623.8430. 

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