Charles Addams Family and Friends Exhibit
Thursday, August 23, 2018
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
This event repeats every week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 7/12/2018 and 8/26/2018.
Morris-Jumel Mansion is pleased to announce the extention of the Charles Addams Family and Friends exhibit. Charles Addams Family and Friends will explore family values, rearing of children, entertaining, and family outings. Additionally, the exhibition looks at New York and presidential life and will feature memorabilia, as well as other Addams ephemera.
The exhibit will run until August 26. Morris-Jumel is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and is accessible by the 1, A, and C subway lines. For more info, please call (212) 923-8008 or visit morrisjumel.org.
Ghoulish, macabre, demonic, depraved, bizarre, eerie and weird have all been used to describe his work and the characters therein. Adorable, sweet, charming, humorous, enchanting, tender and captivating are also adjectives used to describe the same body of work, as well as the man himself, the extraordinary artist Charles Addams. His rare gift was the ability to enjoin such dichotomies in wonderfully crafted cartoons and drawings loved by millions worldwide.
Charles Addams is most widely known for the creation of The Addams Family, characters that formed the basis of the TV show which first appeared in 1964. Now famous, Morticia, Fester, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley Grandmama, Lurch, and Thing existed as various forms and aspects in Addams’ cartoons prior to the sitcom. It was in working with the idea a television production that Addams coalesced a motley group of unnamed characters into the specific personages he then collectively called The Addams Family. The Addams characters appear in only about 150 Addams original works. The majority of his works are occupied by hundreds of other characters, from aviators to zoo keepers. Addams themes deal as much with modern life as with ancient times and his topics span art, travel, relationships, the workplace, animals and children, to name a few.
Adults: $10, Seniors/Students: $8, Children under 12: Free, Morris-Jumel Mansion Members: Free