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Important Update

The Museum is closed for installation and will reopen on June 6.

Current Exhibitions

The New York Times writes that our exhibitions are the kind you expect at a “big-guns urban institution, but [find] at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in leafy suburban Connecticut.” – September 2019

We’re closed today but visit us soon!
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Hours and Admission

Hours
Date Time
Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm
Monday 12 pm to 5 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12 pm to 5 pm
Thursday 12 pm to 5 pm
Friday 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Admission
Category Price
Adults $12
Seniors (60+) $7
Students $7
Members
Educators
Children under 13
Military Families
Third Saturdays
Free
The Museum is closed on the following holidays:
Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.
Contact us at 203.438.4519 or general@thealdrich.org

Selected Upcoming Events

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May 28, 2022 at 10:00 am | Children and Family Programs

Outdoor Clay Play! (Session 1)

Join us for a family-friendly, art-making workshop inspired by nature, outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden! Together with Aldrich Educators, learn about artist Alice Aycock’s sculpture practice, whose work will be exhibited in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Then, create your own land art piece with clay and natural materials to take home, inspired by Aycock’s exploration of the earth’s surface.

May 28, 2022 at 11:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Outdoor Clay Play! (Session 2)

Join us for a family-friendly, art-making workshop inspired by nature, outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden! Together with Aldrich Educators, learn about artist Alice Aycock’s sculpture practice, whose work will be exhibited in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Then, create your own land art piece with clay and natural materials to take home, inspired by Aycock’s exploration of the earth’s surface.

June 10, 2022 at 5:00 pm | Teen Programs

Teen Art-Making Workshop: Trans Power and The Artist’s Voice

Calling all teens and young adults! Join us in honor of Pride Month for this creative art-making workshop with Education Manager Lorena Sferlazza, centered around identity and power at The Aldrich!

June 25, 2022 at 10:00 am

Summer Pollinators’ Quest

Quest your way through The Aldrich’s Sculpture Garden to explore the world of pollination through art-making and a live action board game, with you and your family as the moving pieces!

July 9 at 4:00 pm to August 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm

All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host five noted contemporary poets–Claudia Rankine, Mahogany L. Browne, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Nathalie Handal, and Emily Skillings–for Saturday readings held in person in the Museum beginning on July 9, 2022.

July 9, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Claudia Rankine

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Claudia Rankine.

July 23, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Mahogany L. Browne

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Mahogany L. Browne.

August 6, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Rosebud Ben-Oni

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Rosebud Ben-Oni.

August 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Nathalie Handal

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Nathalie Handal.

August 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Emily Skillings

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Emily Skillings.

September 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm | Special Event

Aldrich Artists at the Table

Join us for Aldrich Artists at the Table, the Museum's annual farm-to-museum dinner in our Sculpture Garden where you will dine al fresco amongst works by Alice Aycock and Catalina Ouyang. Enjoy a cocktail hour featuring an artist-designed specialty cocktail followed by a locally-sourced three-course dinner prepared by the Museum's culinary partner Hayfields Market.

October 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm | Member Event

Gallery Walk in New York City

Join The Aldrich’s Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager Caitlin Monachino for a private walking tour of several New York City galleries.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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June 6, 2022 to January 8, 2023 | Lobby, Leir Gallery, Screening Room, Ramp, Project Space, Balcony, South Gallery, Sound Gallery, Opatrny Gallery

52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

September 9, 2022 to April 23, 2023 | Main Street Sculpture

David Shaw: Last Steps

Featured Artwork

Grayscale three-dimensional drawing with a tiled floor, a room screen, and a standing figure.
Milano Chow, Room with Tiled Floor I (2021)

Milano Chow Room with Tiled Floor I

Milano Chow, Room with Tiled Floor I, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and Chapter NY, New York. Photo: Jason Mandella
June 18, 1967 to August 4, 1967 |

Highlights of the 1966-67 Art Season

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Highlights of the 1966-67 Art Season on view from June 18, 1967, to September 4, 1967.



April 18, 1971, to June 13, 1971 | Old Hundred

Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists on view from April 18, 1971, to June 13, 1971.


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