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October 20 at 11:00 am to November 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm | Public Programs

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Art History Class Series

This five-session class series, which includes a visit with exhibiting artist Karla Knight and an off-site excursion, provides a roadmap to central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s.

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October 20 at 11:00 am to November 17, 2021 at 12:30 pm | Public Programs

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Art History Class Series

This five-session class series, which includes a visit with exhibiting artist Karla Knight and an off-site excursion, provides a roadmap to central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s.

General Registration

October 27, 2021 at 11:00 am | Public Programs

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Material Transformation - SOLD OUT

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of Hugo McCloud: from where i stand.


October 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Halloween Storytelling: A Contemp-BOO-rary Tale!

Dress up in your favorite costume, grab a flashlight, and join Aldrich Educator and poet laureate Barb Jennes for this virtual, family-friendly evening of storytelling inspired by Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth.

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Events in November 2021 in

November 3, 2021 at 11:00 am | Public Programs

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Otherworldly Visions and Visions of Paradise

This class will take place over Zoom and includes a tour of Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth and preview of Karla Knight: Navigator.

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November 4, 2021 at 5:30 pm | Member Event

Drinks with the Director

Join The Aldrich’s Executive Director, Cybele Maylone, for a tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions followed by drinks on the terrace.

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November 6, 2021 at 6:00 pm | Public Programs

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Quartet at The Aldrich

Please join us for this special collaboration with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s newly formed RSO Quartet as they perform a selection of chamber music selected for Hugo McCloud’s exhibition, from where i stand.

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November 10, 2021 at 11:00 am | Public Programs

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Tour with Exhibiting Artist Karla Knight - SOLD OUT

Exhibiting artist Karla Knight will join the class for an in-person tour at the Museum of her exhibition Navigator, offering a personal look into her process and influences. This class will take place at The Aldrich and be accompanied by an art-making workshop in The Studio.


Virtual Poetry: Poem Portraits

In their exhibitions, artists Lucia Hierro (Marginal Costs) and Hugo McCloud (from where i stand ) create vivid portraits of people – without ever showing a single face! Poetry does the same in words. Come “paint” poem portraits of the people you know with Barb Jennes, Aldrich Educator and Ridgefield Poet Laureate.

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November 17, 2021 at 11:00 am | Public Programs

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Field Trip: Brant Foundation - SOLD OUT

Enjoy an intimate tour and discussion of work by David Salle, an American painter known for his big, gestural, expressionist paintings at the newly re-opened, Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT.


November 20 at 10:00 am to November 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Third Weekend, Free Admission

Third Weekends

Visit The Aldrich for free the third weekend of every month. See our current exhibitions and explore the Sculpture Garden.

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November 20, 2021 at 10:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Little Ones: H is for Home

Gather your little ones at The Aldrich for Story Time to explore Hugo McCloud: from where i stand with a warm, family-friendly reading of H is for Home: A Sesame Street Guide to Homes Around the World by Karen Latchana Kenney, led by Ridgefield Children’s Librarian Christie Barnett.

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November 20, 2021 at 12:00 pm | Public Programs

Mindful Walking Under the Sky: Tim Prentice

Join Aldrich Educator and yoga instructor Susie Buckley for a mindful, outdoor walking tour beneath the kinetic sculptures of Tim Prentice: After the Mobile in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden.

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November 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

“Crack the Code!” Karla Knight Family Workshop

Put on your detective hats and try to “crack the code” with this fun, puzzle-filled, family workshop in the galleries of Karla Knight: Navigator!

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Events in December 2021 in

December 5, 2021 at 11:00 am | Member Event

Breakfast with the Director

Join The Aldrich’s Executive Director, Cybele Maylone, in The Studio for a sneak peek of the artists, exhibitions, and programs that will be taking place in 2022 and beyond. Light breakfast with be served.

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December 10, 2021 at 7:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Holiday Cooking: Make a Fruit Fool!

Whip up a FRUIT FOOL dessert for the holidays in this fun-filled, kid-friendly virtual cooking class, guided by Aldrich Educator and chef Susie Buckley and inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions.

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December 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry: It’s in the Cards!

Using Adrienne Elise Tarver’s current exhibition The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth as a springboard, we’ll explore the centuries-old symbolism of Tarot then write poems that reflect some of the themes found in the deck’s Major Arcana cards.

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December 18 at 10:00 am to December 19, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Third Weekend, Free Admission

Third Weekends

Visit The Aldrich for free the third weekend of every month. See our current exhibitions and explore the Sculpture Garden.

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December 18, 2021 at 10:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Little Ones: Interstellar Cinderella

Explore Karla Knight: Navigator in the Museum's galleries with a fun, family-friendly reading of Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood, alongside Ridgefield Children’s Librarian Christie Barnett.

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December 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm | Children and Family Programs, Group Tours

Family Tour: Lucia Hierro and Hugo McCloud

Bring your whole family to enjoy the collaged paintings, soft sculptures, iron gates, and large-scale installations of Hugo McCloud: from where i stand and Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs before the exhibitions close, through this gallery tour guided by our Aldrich Educators!

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