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ADDISON GALLERY OF AMERICAN ART Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. K 978-749-4015. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m. Free. Closed Mondays and national holidays. Through 7/31:"Eye on the Collection: Copley to Hopper," landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, and portraits by such noted American artists as John Singleton Copley, Edward Hopper, and others. Through 6/5:"Alexis Rockman: Manifest Destiny," an apocalyptic vision of downtown Brooklyn in the year 5000 blends realism, fantasy and science fiction.

AMERICAN TEXTILE HISTORY MUSEUM 491 Dutton St., Lowell. 978-441-0400. Tues-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $6, students and seniors $4, under 6 free. Closed Mondays and holidays. Ongoing:"Textiles in America," 500 artifacts including clothing and accessories, tools, machines, photos. Sun: 2 p.m. Family Fun, hands-on programs with stories, crafts, and quilt projects. 5/6: 6-8:30 p.m. Opening reception for batik exhibits. $20. 5/7-9/4: "Batik From Courts and Palaces: the Rudolf Smend Collection"; "Batik Fashion/American Style," paired exhibitions explore the art of batik from its traditional Asian form to its ongoing influence on American contemporary fashion. Presented in conjunction with Boston's World Batik Conference June 7-15.

BRUSH ART GALLERY AND STUDIOS 256 Market St., In the National Historical Park next to the Visitor Center, Lowell. 978-459-7819. Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Free. Through 4/24: "Massachusetts Artists 2005," juried show of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and mixedmedia by 40 artists living in Massachusetts. 5/1-6/26: "Floating Worlds: Batik Painting by Hyang Sook Park," batik paintings on silk presented in conjunction with Boston's World Batik Conference set for June 7-15. 6/12: 2-4 p.m. Opening reception with artist Hyang Sook Park.

CAPE ANN HISTORICAL MUSEUM 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. 978-283-0455. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. $6.50, seniors $6, students $4.50. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Ongoing: "Fitz Hugh Lane Exhibit," large permanent collection of paintings and drawings by the late American Luminist; works by other Cape Ann artists, furniture and decorative arts, artifacts and photos of local .shing and granite industries. Through 5/29: "A Window on Main Street," scenes from the windows of the vintage clothing store "Bananas" created with wit and social commentary by the store's owner and window designer extraordinaire, Richard Leonard. "Night Watch: Gloucester Harbor," photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg. 6/11-9/4: "Allan Freelon: Pioneer African-American Impressionist," 35 paintings by the Philadelphia painter and printmaker who summered in Gloucester during the 1920s and 30s; "Deep Water," Gloucester paintings by artist Edward L. Loper Jr., based in Wilmington, Del.

ESSEX SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM 28 Main St., Rte. 133, Essex. 978-768-7541. Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. Closed major holidays. $5, students and seniors $3, under 12 free. Ongoing:Tours of museum and working shipyard; changing exhibits in the Waterline Center.

GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY 67 Shore Road, Winchester. K 781-729-1158. Tues-Wed 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-4 p.m. $5, seniors $2, under 12 free; free to all Thurs. Closed major holidays. Through 5/15: "11th Annual Juried Show," juried show of 52 award-winning photographs by photographers from throughout the United States and Canada. In the Emerging Artist Gallery, "Works by Photographers Julie Melton of Carlisle and Rachel Papo of Brooklyn, N.Y." 4/10: 6 p.m. "War Photographer," screening of this award-winning documentary by Christian Frei. $7. 5/23-7/10: In the Emerging Artist Gallery, "The Glass Between Us: Reflections on Urban Creatures," photographs by Rebecca Norris. 5/26: 6-8 p.m. Opening reception with artist Rebecca Norris. 6/16: 7-9 p.m. Opening reception with artist Maggie Taylor. 6/17- 9/10: "Then Again: Images by Maggie Taylor," images created using a flatbed scanner instead of a traditional camera. 7/12-9/10: "CaCO3: Photographs by John Chervinsky." 7/21: 6-8 p.m. Opening reception with Chervinsky.

MARBLEHEAD MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 170 Washington St., Marblehead. 781-631-1768. Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Free. Ongoing: J.O.J. Frost Folk Gallery. Folk art paintings and models by this acclaimed folk artist and native Marbleheader (1852-1928).

NEW ENGLAND QUILT MUSEUM 18 Shattuck t., Lowell. 978-452-4207. Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5, seniors and students $4. Through 6/19: "Piece de Resistance: Batik Quilts," international juried collection of 33 batik quilts by 31 artists from the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. Presented in conjunction with the Boston Batik Conference in June 2005.

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  • East India Square Salem. 978-745-9500. Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13, seniors $11, students $9, 16 and under and Salem residents free; includes Salem Historic house tours. Admission to museum's Yin Yu Tang house $4 above regular museum admission. Through 5/22: "The Art of Shopping in China," more than 40 paintings from the museum's collection of works on paper. Through 6/22: "Carved by Nature: Untamed Traditions in Chinese Decorative Art," naturally twisted and contorted wood forms. Through 4/24: "Yangtze Remembered," photographs of China's Yangtze River Valley taken by Linda Butler between 2000-2003. Through 6/5: "Island Thresholds, Contemporary Art From the Caribbean," works by four artists linked by a common theme... the sea as a site of power and its role in shaping individual and cultural identity. Artists include David Boxer of Jamaica, Tony Capellan of the Dominican Republic, Kcho of Cuba, and Marc Latamie representing Martinique and the United States. 4/10: Tsunami fund-raiser, program of art and cultural events celebrating Salem's historical ties to the Banda Aceh region of Sumatra, Indonesia. Includes performances by Tamara and the Shadow Theatre of Java, live gamelan music, handson workshops for children, and more. $5-$10. Proceeds benefit UNICEF. 5/14-9/25: "The Yachting Photography of Willard B. Jackson," photographs shot in Marblehead from 1898 to 1936. 7/26-10/23: "Kingdom of Siam: Art & Culture of Thailand, 1350-1800," 90 works of art from the Thai Kingdom of Ayutthaya.

    PUBLIC HEALTH MUSEUM OF MASSACHUSETTS Old Administration Building at Tewksbury Hospital, 365 East St., Tewksbury. 978-851-7321, ext. 2606. Tues-Thurs, Sat 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Reservations suggested. Exhibits on milestones in public health in the United States includes displays about polio, mental health, nursing. Also a historic WPA mural.

    REVOLVING MUSEUM 22 Shattuck St., Lowell. 978-937-2787. Wed-Thurs 11 a.m.-5p.m., Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3. Through 8/21: "Family Rooms," exhibit where artists have created their own family portraits by creating spaces that explore the interpersonal relationships, social structures, and history they share with their families.

    WENHAM MUSEUM 132 Main St., Rte. 1A, Wenham. K 978-468-2377. Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed major holidays. $5, seniors $4, ages 2-16 $3. Ongoing: "Antique Dolls and Doll Houses." 4/15: 9-noon. "Down on the Farm," preschoolers help make butter, sing songs, and play farm games. $12. 4/15-9/30: "Fabulous Finery: Bridal Fashions," bridal finery from three centuries including a sampling of attire worn by grooms and wedding guests spanning a range of styles and time periods. 4/15: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Opening reception for "Fabulous Finery" exhibit, wear your favorite bridesmaid or groomsman attire, refreshments. Free.

    WHISTLER HOUSE MUSEUM OF ART 243 Worthen St., Lowell. 978-452-7641. Wed-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5, seniors and students $4, children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult. Ongoing: Birthplace of artist James McNeill Whistler owned and operated by the Lowell Art Assn. Permanent collection of late 19th-century and early 20th-century artwork including etchings by Whistler.

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