"Coon Hunters'', c. 1895 (toned gelatin silver print), by John G. Ellinwood, in the show "Gun Country,'' at the Addison Museum of American Art, at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., through July 31.
This show looks at representations of firearms in the Addison's own collection as a way of analyzing the origins of America's fascination with guns. It's accompanied by "Speaking of Guns," a sound art installation created in collaboration with Phillips Academy students.
The museum says that the objects in "Gun Country" are being shown together for the first time, "inviting discussion on the cultural significance of guns in America and how it has remained strong through the years. In a time when guns are a pervasive and sometimes polarizing topic of discussion in America, 'Gun Country' is a timely examination of how it all began.''