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Expanding the Narrative: Recent Acquisitions
Presenting a selection of objects recently added to the collection to demonstrate the museum’s continuing mission to build a strong and vital collection that offers insight into the complexity of the United States, by asking What is America?
The Addison Gallery opened its doors in 1931 with a core collection of 423 objects purchased for or given to the museum by Phillips Academy alumnus, Thomas Cochran and his close friends. Since then, the museum has annually added to the collection via generous donation and judicious purchase to make it what it is today–over 21,000 works representing the best of American art across media.
Addison curators carefully choose each work to enter the collection, selecting objects that augmentView more
3 Chapel Ave, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA 01810
Parking is available on Chapel Avenue, and in the parking lot between Cochran Chapel and the Andover Inn (across the street from the Addison on Chapel Avenue). Nearby on-street parking is available on Bartlet Street. A second parking lot is available behind Graves Hall, across Main Street (accessible via School Street).