Located on the Phillips Academy campus, the museum's founding collection included works by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, John Twachtman, and James McNeill Whistler. Subsequent acquisitions of works by such artists as Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Arthur Dove, Marsden Hartley, Hans Hofmann, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Charles Sheeler, John Sloan, Frank Stella, Mark Bradford, and Kara Walker.

Today, the collection is comprised of more than 17,000 works in all media: painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints, and decorative arts-from the 18th century to the present. The Addison's collection of nearly 7,600 photographs spans the history of American photography and includes in-depth holdings of key individual artists, including Walker Evans.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Mark Tobey: Threading Light

    Nov 4 2017 - Mar 11 2018

    70 paintings trace Tobey’s contributions to abstraction and mid-century American modernism

  • Eye on the Collection, Fall 2017

    Sep 1 2017 - Jul 31 2018

    Paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 19th and 20th centuries

  • sad poems.

    Nov 15 2017 - Mar 4 2018

    Explores the notion of sadness through photographs that focus on American life