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Important Update

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 open today from 12 pm to 5 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 5 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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December 3, 2022 at 11:00 am | School Programs, Group Tours

Body and Land | Themed Gallery Tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

How do our bodies co-exist with the natural landscape through tumultuous times? Explore how artists from 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone have been inspired by or explored the relationships between the body and landscape through a variety of found materials, ephemeral creative processes, and corporeal symbolism along this gallery tour.

December 3, 2022 | Public Programs, The Studio

Studio Workshop: Cookie Decorating

Join The Aldrich’s Curatorial and Publications Manager and owner of CM Cookies, Caitlin Monachino, for a fun day of decorating specialty cutout cookies! Caitlin will be teaching attendees how to decorate cookies inspired by artworks on view in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone along with some winter classics. You will learn the basics of royal icing cookie design and several insider techniques, just in time for the holidays.

December 10, 2022 | Public Programs

Writing Workshop: Call & Response

Join Aldrich educator and Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes for an afternoon of ekphrastic writing, using 4-5 favorite works from the current 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone exhibition as inspiration. Ekphrasis is the act of responding to a work of art in poetry or prose. It can be thought of as a personal response to the "call" of a painting, sculpture, or other artistic work.

December 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs, Group Tours

Tour & Workshop: The Grid and Beyond

Some artists appear to be content with structure, while others play with it or abandon it all together. Join Aldrich Educator Noelle Newell in exploring the concept of the grid in contemporary art through artists in our 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone exhibition. Then, decide whether you will embrace or abandon the grid through a mixed media artmaking project in our Studio!

December 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs, Group Tours

Tour & Workshop: Making Meaning with Simple Materials

How do artists make profound meaning out of simple materials? Join Aldrich Educator Barb Jennes to explore artwork constructed of common or found materials throughout our 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone exhibition and discover how artists employ even the simplest and least-expected media to express their ideas. Afterwards, transform everyday items in our Studio into your own meaningful artwork!

December 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs, Group Tours

Tour & Workshop: Zine-Making Workshop

In this workshop inspired by Susan Chen’s painting, An Afternoon Making Quaranzines with Apex for Youth (2022), join Aldrich Educator Alanna Fagan in exploring how artists use their work to connect to their communities. Then, head to the Studio to create your own zine, or self-published booklet, about a topic that is important to you!

January 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm | Public Programs

Aldrich After Hours

We’re back in the new year to celebrate the final weekend of our current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone during Aldrich After Hours! Enjoy a drink and explore this historic exhibition before it closes on January 8th! Museum Educators will also be on-site to lead highlight tours of the show..

January 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm | Public Programs

Dance Performance | Ali Kenner Brodsky: creating moments

The first live performance installment of the Aldrich Box, a year-long traveling exhibition, is moments, a dance-theatre work created over five years by dancer and choreographer Ali Kenner Brodsky that bridges choreographed movement, composed sound, and art direction.

February 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm | Exhibition Opening

Private Event | Exhibition Opening: Prima Materia, Hangama Amiri, and Kathleen Ryan

Invitation only. Members and friends, please join us for a first look at Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art, Hangama Amiri: A Homage to Home, and Kathleen Ryan: Head and Heart before the exhibitions open to the public.

April 29, 2023 at 6:30 pm | Special Event

Gala in the Garden

Join us in the Museum's Sculpture Garden for Gala in the Garden celebrating The Aldrich's longtime Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and Registrar Mary Kenealy on the occasion of their retirements. The evening will include cocktails and a seated dinner, a special performance, and a live auction.

Upcoming Exhibitions

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January 12, 2023 to May 14, 2023 | Leir Atrium

Aldrich Projects: Kathleen Ryan: Head and Heart

February 5, 2023 to August 27, 2023 | Opatrny Gallery, Sound Gallery, South Gallery, Balcony Gallery

Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art

February 5, 2023 to June 11, 2023 | Project Space, Screening Room, Leir Gallery

Hangama Amiri: A Homage to Home

June 25, 2023 to January 7, 2024 | Project Space, Screening Room, Leir Gallery

Raven Halfmoon

September 17, 2023 to March 3, 2024 | Opatrny Gallery, Sound Gallery

Yvette Mayorga

September 17, 2023 to March 3, 2024 | South Gallery, Balcony Gallery, Main Street Sculpture

Chiffon Thomas

Featured Artwork

Painting of a person with their eyes closed and mouth open holding glowing braids over their head sitting astrid a pink animal form.
Astrid Terrazas, someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair, 2021

Astrid Terrazas, someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair, 2021.

Astrid Terrazas, someone will make a Saddle out of your falling hair, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and P.P.O.W., New York Photo: Stan Narten
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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