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PD Provider: Addison Gallery of American Art

Contact Information
Addison Gallery of American Art
180 Main Street
Andover, MA 01810

Christine Jee
Manager of School and Community Partnerships

Provider Details
Non-profit Organization
Training Session/Workshop
Teachers, Advocates/community partners or leaders
Face-to-Face, Blended (Hybrid), Online
10 events or fewer
Over 25 years
Brief Description of Services
Opened in 1931, the Addison Gallery of American Art was the gift of Phillips Academy alumnus Thomas Cochran, who envisioned a museum that would “enrich permanently” the lives of students and inspire “a love of the beautiful”. The Addison’s collection of American art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 25,000 objects spanning the 18th century to the present. In a typical year, the Addison presents approximately twelve shows, including both permanent collection installations and major traveling exhibitions, carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media. The Addison is committed to serving the public through an education outreach program that reaches diverse audiences, including teachers, students from pre-kindergarten through college, and adults. The Addison’s Education Department can work closely with teachers to develop and facilitate customized experiences that support curriculum topics as well as broader social themes, and the development of visual literacy and critical thinking skills across disciplines. Professional development opportunities could include, but are not limited to: thematic workshops for any subject area or grade level, individualized curriculum planning and project development, and more. All Addison education programs and admission to the museum are offered free of charge.

Content Area(s)
Content CategoryDetailsGrade LevelsEducator Evaluation Standards
ArtsFine Arts (e.g., painting, visual arts)Lower Elementary (Pre-K, K, 1, 2)
Upper Elementary (3, 4, 5)
Middle School (6, 7, 8)
High School (9, 10, 11, 12)
T-I: Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment
T-II: Teaching All Students
T-III: Family and Community Engagement
T-IV: Professional Culture

District/SchoolLynn Public Schools
Educational CollaborativeAndover Bread Loaf

Regions Served

Last Updated: March 1, 2015

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