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Charles Addams Art exhibit

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 east Broad Street

Ticket Information

Tickets for the exhibit will be available online at 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  

Elevator access is available in rear of building via Elm Street. Please ask docents at front entrance for assistance.


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.


Meet Dudley

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.


sponsored, in part, by

AddamsFest Presents "The Art of chil"

Graciously hosted by The James Ward Mansion

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