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Current Exhibitions

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum serves as a leading incubator for artists at critical creative junctures, providing a collaborative platform that engages and inspires.

We’re open today from 12 pm to 7 pm
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 7 pm
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Admission
Category Price
Adults $15
Seniors (60+) $9
Students $9
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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June 22, 2024 at 2:00 pm | Public Programs

Performance: Gossip by Alexa West

Gossip, a new performance commissioned by The Aldrich, is a choreographed duet created in response to the current exhibition Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years. Choreographed and presented by dance artist Alexa West performed by Owen Prum and Chelsea Enjer Hecht.

June 22, 2024 at 5:00 pm | Member Event, Special Event

Member Event: Celebration of Esther Ruiz: Uncharted and Alexa West's Performance Gossip

Members, please join us to celebrate Aldrich Projects: Esther Ruiz: Uncharted and Alexa West's performance, Gossip.

June 27, 2024 at 12:00 pm | Virtual Program, Artist Program

Virtual Artist Talk: Layo Bright and Aindrea Emelife

Please join us for a virtual conversation on the current exhibition Layo Bright: Dawn and Dusk with artist Layo Bright and curator and art historian Aindrea Emelife, who is currently the Curator, Modern and Contemporary at MOWAA (Museum of West African Art,) and the curator of the Nigeria Pavilion at the 2024 Venice Biennale.

June 28, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Free Admission, Public Programs

Sculpture Garden Preview with Executive Director Cybele Maylone

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn about the exciting transformation of The Aldrich’s campus from Executive Director Cybele Maylone. This February, The Aldrich broke ground on a significant reimagining of its Sculpture Garden which will feature accessible walkways, native plantings, and an amphitheater for The Aldrich’s presentation of dance, music, and school and community programs. Learn more about the project and hear about progress to date.

July 9, 2024 | Public Programs

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Layo Bright, Elizabeth Englander, and Loie Hollowell

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. Through this three-session course, participants will engage deeply with The Aldrich’s spring exhibitions while having access to our galleries and the Museum’s Studio learning space in private evening sessions. Designed to provoke open and dynamic dialogue, these small classes will help participants learn to analyze, interpret, and discuss the contemporary artwork on view.

July 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Artist Program, Public Programs

Hybrid Artist Talk: Elizabeth Englander and Eduardo Andres Alfonso

Please join artist Elizabeth Englander and Associate Curator Eduardo Andres Alfonso for a talk on the work and ideas behind Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3, the artist’s first museum exhibition.

July 29 at 9:30 am to August 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 3 (Grades 4 to 6)

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.

September 23, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Member Event

Private Garden Tour in Weston, CT

In anticipation of the exhibition A Garden of Promise and Dissent, visit one of the region's most incredible gardens in full bloom. Explore ceramicist and gardener Frances Palmer's magnificent Weston, CT garden while her collection of dahlias are at their peak and enjoy some of the artist's delicious homemade treats.

September 28, 2024 at 7:00 pm | Special Event

Pop Party

This special one-night event—featuring pop art inspired music, cocktails, and activations—raises critical funds to support the Museum’s mission to serve as a leading incubator for artists at critical creative junctures.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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August 19, 2024 to October 20, 2024 | Leir Gallery, Klein Kenealy Gallery

Aldrich Video Series

October 28, 2024 to March 16, 2025 |

A Garden of Promise and Dissent

November 17, 2024 to May 18, 2025 | Camera Obscura, Opatrny Gallery, Sound Gallery, Bridge Gallery, South Gallery, Balcony Gallery

Martha Diamond: Deep Time

March 30, 2025 to October 5, 2025 | Project Space, Klein Kenealy Gallery, Ramp, Leir Gallery

Martin Beck: for hours, days, and weeks at a time

June 8, 2025 to January 4, 2026 | Sound Gallery, Opatrny Gallery, Camera Obscura

Nickola Pottinger

October 19, 2025 to April 19, 2026 | Leir Gallery, Klein Kenealy Gallery, Ramp Gallery, Project Space

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