The exhibition (8 May-31 December 2021) features celebrated favorites, lesser-known gems, and new acquisitions that bring to life the Addison's storied history and ongoing commitment to groundbreaking artists.
'The Addison has a long and important history with Francesca Woodman. It was the first institution to collect her work, purchasing six of her photographs in 1976. She had her first solo exhibition there that same year, including works she made while studying at Rhode Island School of Design. Francesca was introduced to the Addison while a student at Abbot Academy from 1972-1973 and then at Phillips Academy from 1973-1974. It was there that she met her influential photography teacher Wendy Snyder MacNeil, who first helped her develop her visual ideas, and with whom she later reconnected with at RISD.' - The Woodman Family Foundation
Image: Francesca Woodman, House #4 Providence Rhode Island, 1976
© Woodman Family Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York