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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 11, 2022 at 11:00 am | Member Event

Brunch with the Director: 2023 Exhibition Preview

Executive Director Cybele Maylone will give members a sneak peek of the artists, exhibitions, and programs that will be taking place in 2023.


December 15, 2022 | Member Tour

Hangama Amiri Studio Visit

Join a private studio tour with upcoming exhibiting artist Hangama Amiri, whose first solo museum exhibition opens at The Aldrich in February. Amiri combines painting and printmaking techniques with textiles, weaving together stories based on memories of her homeland and her diasporic experience.


December 17, 2022 | Third Weekend, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Little Ones: Nature is an Artist - AT CAPACITY

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore how we can be inspired by nature as we read Nature is an Artist by Jennifer Lavallee and learn about how Reeva Potoff uses elements of nature, like insects and mold, in her artwork. Then, we will move to the Museum studio to create our very own patterns inspired by the environment!


December 17, 2022 | Third Weekend, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of The Aldrich’s current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, guided by our Museum Educators!

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December 18, 2022 | Group Tours

Seniors-Only Tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of highlighted works from 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone guided by our Museum Educators, reserved specifically for senior adults ages 60 and above!

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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!

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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..

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January 11, 2023 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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January 21, 2023 at 10:00 am | Third Weekend, Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, an all-ages Discovery Tour of our current exhibitions at 1 pm.

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January 21, 2023 at 10:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: The Boy with Flowers in His Hair

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will read The Boy with Flowers in His Hair by Jarvis and explore the largescale sculpture, Daisy Chain, by Kathleen Ryan. Then, we will move to the Museum’s Studio to create our very own flower chains made with everyday materials!

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January 21, 2023 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

Join us for this in-person tour of our new Aldrich Box: creating moments, guided by a Museum Educator! Aldrich Box: creating moments is an interactive box created by dancer and choreographer Ali Kenner Brodsky and her collaborators that focuses on movement and exploration.

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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.

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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.


February 8, 2023 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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February 18, 2023 at 10:00 am | Third Weekend, Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, an all-ages Discovery Tour of our current exhibitions at 1 pm.

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February 18, 2023 at 10:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: The Shape of Home

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will read The Shape of Home by Rashin Kheiriyeh and explore how Hangama Amiri uses textiles to tell stories of her homeland, Afghanistan. Then, we will move to the Museum’s Studio to create our very own fabric collages!

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February 18, 2023 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

From Hangama Amiri’s large-scale textiles and Kathleen Ryan’s larger-than-life sculptures to the varied works featured in Prima Materia, explore artworks big, small, and everything in between during this in-person tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator.

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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.