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January 10, 2013

Addison Gallery: Winter exhibits will showcase depth

The Addison Gallery of American Art, located on the campus of Phillips Academy in Andover, will open its winter exhibition season next week with what the museum is referring to as “a constellation of exhibitions that showcase the Addison’s paintings, prints, and photographs, offering a rare opportunity to explore the collection in depth in a variety of media.”

Opening Jan. 19, “Eye on the Collection” concentrates on the Addison’s paintings, while “Stone, Wood, Metal, Mesh: Prints and Printmaking” explores the range and diversity of the Addison’s vast print holdings, with a focus on techniques. “Frame by Frame: Photographic Series and Portfolios” highlights the Addison’s extensive collection of complete photographic series and portfolios and opens Feb. 2.

“The Addison’s collection, now numbering more than 17,000 objects, is one of the most extensive collections of American art in the world,” Brian T. Allen, the Addison’s director said in a release about the winter show. “Because our exhibitions change completely three times a year, we are able to present both well-loved masterpieces together with hidden treasures from our collection in new contexts each season. Our winter shows celebrate the collection and are an outstanding example of how we use it to give visitors a unique experience every time they visit the Addison.”

Andover residents are invited to attend an opening reception on Friday, Feb. 1, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the museum. The event is free. For information, visit addisongallery.org or call 978-749-4015.

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