Charles Addams Art Exhibit -- Featuring Original Drawings, Cartoons and Photographs
October 22 - October 30
Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:30pm
Weekday Group Tours by Appointment: 9:00am - 2:00pm
The James Ward Mansion, 169 E. Broad St.
Tickets for the exhibit will be available online at www.addamsfest.com and on site at the James Ward Mansion from 3:00 PM – 8:30 PM Monday to Thursday and 12:00 PM – 8:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Suggested donation is $5-$10, and a portion will go towards the Charles Addams Fund which provides scholarships to Westfield High School seniors pursuing a career in the arts. Weekday group tours are available by appointment only 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
You know The Addams Family, but did you know that its creator, Charles Addams, was a widely lauded cartoonist with a vast collection of work? During the upcoming AddamsFest, the inaugural celebration of its native son, the Town of Westfield will showcase the Charles Addams Art Exhibit, graciously on loan from the collection of the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation. Sure to be the crown jewel of the festival, the collection will feature 40 handpicked original drawings, cartoons and personal photographs -- with classic Addams Family pieces, as well as those brimming with hints of Westfield and highlighting Addams’ love of New York City.
A highlight of the exhibit is the newly emancipated Charles Addams skeleton artwork. Nicknamed “Dudley,” this life-sized Addams original, drawn during his Westfield childhood, spent almost a hundred years on the second floor of a barn on East Dudley Avenue. Special thanks to current homeowners Jennifer and Samuel Khichi for generously sharing this valuable piece of history with the community.
The Charles Addams Art exhibit is generously supported by Anthony James Construction.