Female photographers celebrated in art gallery

March 19, 2013 by  

In alliance with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, an upcoming series will speak towards women photographers, such as Cindy Sherman and Margaret Bourke-White who, were forerunners in the discipline. The group will meet in the Museum Learning Center of the Addison Gallery of American Art and will be directed by Katherine Ziskin, the Addison’s education fellow.

The gallery features over 16,000 artistic works from the 18th century to the present day. In addition, it presents permanent displays and rotating exhibitions. Visitors will enjoy paintings and sculpture, as well as commonplace artifacts such as poster printing and photographs that provide an insight as to what life may have been like throughout America’s history.

All of the Addison’s learning programs are available free of charge and the Learning Center, in the recently built Sidney R. Knafel Wing, provides an accommodating classroom and showing area facilitating the vast collection accessible. Along with classes in art and its history, the Addison’s collection is suitable for courses such as history, science and mathematics.
The museum strives to keep art and history available to everyone in the community with the offer of free admission and numerous learning programs geared toward children, teenagers, and adults.

The exhibition is scheduled for March 26 at 6:30 pm. Space is limited, so early registration is mandatory. Call 978.749.4198 to reserve tickets.

The Addison Gallery of American Art is open to the public from Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm; and is closed on Monday. The museum is also closed for national holidays, Christmas Eve, and the entire month of August.