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December 2, 2020 at 11:00 am | Public Programs

Virtual Studio Visit with Judith Eisler | "Getting" Contemporary Art

Join us for a behind-the-scenes visit with Twenty Twenty artist Judith Eisler in her studio in Vienna, Austria.

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December 2, 2020 at 11:00 am | Public Programs

Virtual Studio Visit with Judith Eisler | "Getting" Contemporary Art

Join us for a behind-the-scenes visit with Twenty Twenty artist Judith Eisler in her studio in Vienna, Austria.

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December 6, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Members-Only Twenty Twenty Preview, Part II

Enjoy members-only access to the updated Twenty Twenty exhibition before it opens to the public.

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December 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Artist Talk: Congressman Jim Himes and Twenty Twenty Artists

We are thrilled to host a virtual group conversation moderated by Congressmen Jim Himes of Connecticut between Twenty Twenty artists Marti Cormand, Judith Eisler, Andy Mister, Diana Shpungin, and Gil Scullion.

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December 9, 2020 at 11:00 am | Public Programs

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Absurdity, Surrealism and Pop Art

This class will use the themes, techniques, and processes in Dada and Surrealism as a lens to explore Genesis Belanger’s exhibition, Through the Eye of a Needle.

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December 9, 2020 at 3:00 pm | Public Programs

Bake Along with Caitlin Monachino

Tune in on Instagram live for a Bake Along with the Museum’s Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager, Caitlin Monachino!


December 10, 2020 at 11:00 am

Member Tour of Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle

Join Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart for an exclusive in-person gallery tour of Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle.


December 10, 2020 at 6:00 pm | Public Programs

“Getting” Contemporary Art with Noah Fox

Join Noah Fox, The Aldrich's Education Manager and Westport’s 2019 Horizon Award winner, for another iteration of “Getting” Contemporary Art.

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December 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Mindfulness and Movement: Recognize the Five Senses

Join Aldrich Educator Susie Buckley over live video chat for this month’s Virtual Mindfulness and Movement for all ages.

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December 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry: Capturing “The Now”

Contemporary artists and writers react to the world around them by creating works with the power to capture—and perhaps even change—“the now.”

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December 16, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Adult Tour: Frank Stella’s Stars

Join Aldrich Educator Dayne Encarnacion in a virtual adult tour of the exhibition Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey.

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December 17, 2020 at 10:00 am | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones

Gather your little ones around the holidays for a festive Virtual Story Time inspired by the stars!

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December 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Drink and Draw

Grab your favorite cocktail or glass of wine and connect for another Aldrich virtual happy hour and drawing session!

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December 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Family Tour: From the Aldrich’s Archive

Take a field trip through time as we dive into The Aldrich’s exhibition history!

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December 19, 2020 | Public Programs

Third Weekend

Visit the Museum for free the third weekend of every month.

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Events in January 2021 in

January 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Mindfulness and Movement for Kids: Press Pause

Brighten your children’s new year with our interactive Virtual Mindfulness and Movement program!

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January 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry Playshop: Winter, Wonder, Words

In this intergenerational poetry workshop, join Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate and Aldrich Educator, Barb Jennes, alongside poetry lovers young and old to embrace the wonders of our lives.

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January 14, 2021 at 10:00 am | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones: New Year, Native Traditions

Gather your little ones for our Virtual Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library!

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January 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Family Tour: Making Art and Making Change

We are bringing our popular series back for this Virtual Family Tour!

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January 16 at 10:00 am to January 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Third Weekends

Visit the Museum for free the third weekend of every month.

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January 20, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Virtual Culmination Celebration: Aldrich Creative Kits

Families are invited to make new friends while celebrating the artwork created based on the Aldrich at Home: Creative Kits!

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January 21, 2021 at 6:30 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Artist Talk: Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned of ILSSA

Join artists Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned, the duo behind Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA), joined by Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and Director of Education Namulen Bayarsaihan in a conversation about their participatory mail art ballot project.

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February 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm | Public Programs

ARTalk - African American Artists: Self Determination and Resistance from the Roaring 20's to 2020

This ARTalk features Stephanie Sparling Williams, Ph.D. who is a black feminist theorist and an Associate Curator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. This lecture explores the themes of self-determination and resistance in art made by African Americans over the last century.


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February 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Virtual Studio Tour with Exhibiting Artist Lucia Hierro

Join Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and upcoming exhibiting artist Lucia Hierro for a virtual tour of the artist’s New York studio.