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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.

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June 19, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

Seniors-Only Tour

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of highlighted works from our current exhibitions, guided by Museum Educator Holly Lapine, reserved specifically for senior adults ages 60 and above!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Events in July 2024 in

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.

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July 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm | Public Programs

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Layo Bright

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. This class will focus on the glass sculptures of the Nigerian-born, New York-based artist Layo Bright.

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July 15 at 9:30 am to July 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 1 (Grades 1 to 3) - AT CAPACITY

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.


July 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm | Public Programs

"Getting” Contemporary Art: Elizabeth Englander

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. In this class, we will commune with the yoginis, jinas, saints, and other spiritual figures that have taken up residency in The Aldrich’s galleries at the hand of Elizabeth Englander.

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July 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

Seniors-Only Tour

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of highlighted works from our current exhibitions, guided by Education and Access Specialist Holly Lapine, reserved specifically for senior adults ages 60 and above!

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

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.

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July 20, 2024 at 10:00 am | Third Saturdays

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program.

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July 20, 2024 at 10:30 am | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: Ada and the Galaxies by Anna Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore the work of artist Esther Ruiz, who uses everything from seashells to stars in the sky to influence her sculptures. Then, we will read Ada and the Galaxies by Anna Lightman and Olga Pastuchiv and illustrated by Susanna Chapman. Finally we will move to The Studio to create our own ocean and galaxy scenes using real shells and rocks!

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July 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

Have you ever looked at contemporary art and wished you knew what it meant? Have you ever entered a museum not knowing where to start? If you answered yes, this free, interactive, and judgment-free tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator is perfect for you!

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July 22 at 9:30 am to July 26, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 2 (Grades 1 to 3) - AT CAPACITY

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.


July 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm | Public Programs

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Loie Hollowell

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. Beginning with an independent reflection in the gallery, this class will explore Loie Hollowell’s luminous abstractions of the human form, focusing on her conceptualization of motherhood.

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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.

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Events in August 2024 in

August 17, 2024 at 10:00 am | Third Saturdays, Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program.

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August 17, 2024 at 10:30 am | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: Olu and Greta by Diana Ejaita

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time! Together, we will explore the work of artist Layo Bright, who makes sculptures of glass, oftentimes inspired by her family from Nigeria. Then, we will read Olu and Greta, written and illustrated by Diana Ejaita. Finally, we will move to The Studio to create our own paper cutouts inspired by the book’s fabulous illustrations!

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August 17, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

Have you ever looked at contemporary art and wished you knew what it meant? Have you ever entered a museum not knowing where to start? If you answered yes, this free, interactive, and judgment-free tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator is perfect for you!

General Registration

August 21, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

Seniors-Only Tour

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of highlighted works from our current exhibitions, guided by Education and Access Specialist Holly Lapine, reserved specifically for senior adults ages 60 and above!

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Events in September 2024 in

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.