the contemporary design of the learning
center provides maximum flexibility. Wall
racks and on-site storage make works of art
available for classes and individual study.
Mesh scrims (facing page) filter the light
while providing a view of the campus.
Photo: Rob Karosis
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expression of contemporary architecture.” The
public face of the addition — the wall of the
learning center — is glass, but the expanse is
neither jarring nor discordant, for it is placed
behind a stainless steel mesh sun screen.
Practical and simple, the chain-mail-like
scrim adds a lively dimension to the facade.
In changes of light and weather, it subtly sparkles and dematerializes like a piece of op art.
The new wing complements, but does
not compete with, the genteel brick block.
What you do not see — storage vaults, an
enclosed loading dock, climate-controlled
preparation areas — is what has transformed
the venerable institution. By wisely concentrating on enhancing the gallery, the Addison
reminds us that small, and restrained, is often
the more beautiful.
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SHEILA HICKS: 50 YEARS
The first retrospective of American fiber
artist Sheila Hicks opens November 5 at the
Addison Gallery of American Art. Hicks is
known for her innovative use of color, and
the exhibit represents her broad spectrum of
work from miniature weavings and drawings
to site-commissioned installations.
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