The Addison Gallery of American Art is part of the Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. It is a museum of academics which collects American Art.
History of the Addison Gallery of American Art:
The Addison Gallery of American Art was founded by Thomas Cochran in 1931. Thomas Cochran had set himself the goal of permanently enriching the lives of the students. The core of all the programs at the Addison Gallery of American Art has an educational basis. The museum serves as a resource for teaching the students at the Phillips Academy. The American Art gallery of Phillips Academy also serves as an art center for the greater Boston area as well as the nation. The Addison Gallery of American Art was founded under certain Terms of Trust. One of the terms stated that the works displayed at the American art museum should only be art works or craftsmanship by native born or naturalized citizens of USA.
Collections at the Addison Gallery of American Art:
The collection at the Addison Gallery of American Art is one of the most prominent American Art collections in the country. The founding collection of the art gallery included prominent works of American artists such as John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, Maurice Prendergast, John Singer Sargent, John Twachtman and James McNeil Whistler. The Addison Museum has a collection of 6,000 photographs.
The Addison museum has more than 14,000 art works including media-painting, sculpture, photography, drawings, prints and decorative arts.
Tours at the Addison Gallery of American Art:
The Addison Gallery of American Art has provisions for school, community and adult group tours. Guided tours are available for all age groups. Groups of eight or more people need to inform the museum beforehand irrespective of whether or not they need guides .Admission to the museum is free of cost. The museum also has special facilities for the physically disabled. Educational tours for colleges and schools are available on request or prior booking.