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May 6 at 7:00 pm to May 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich Undercover

Aldrich Undercover returns! The Museum's signature biennial “secret” benefit art sale where the identity of the artist who created the work for sale is only revealed after purchase. In light of safety restrictions because of COVID-19, Aldrich Undercover has been reimagined as a virtual fundraiser.

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Events in April 2021 in

April 17 to April 18, 2021 | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Public Programs

Third Weekends

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

Events in May 2021 in

May 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs

Outdoor Family Clay Play, Inspired by Genesis Belanger

Join Education Assistant Lorena Sferlazza for an outdoor, family-friendly open studio playing with clay in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden!

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May 2, 2021 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs

Music Inspired by Art: Harpist Wendy Kerner

Inspired by Tim Prentice’s kinetic sculptures, harpist Wendy Kerner will perform pieces by composers including Alan Hovhaness, Philip Glass, Brandee Younger, and Edward Thompson in the galleries.

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May 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Artist Conversation: Genesis Belanger

Join Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and artist Genesis Belanger on a virtual walk through and Q&A of her exhibition Through the Eye of a Needle.

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May 6 at 7:00 pm to May 9, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich Undercover

Aldrich Undercover returns! The Museum's signature biennial “secret” benefit art sale where the identity of the artist who created the work for sale is only revealed after purchase. In light of safety restrictions because of COVID-19, Aldrich Undercover has been reimagined as a virtual fundraiser.

Purchase Tickets

May 10, 2021 at 3:30 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Mindfulness and Movement for Kids: FLOW with Connected Motion

Flow, move, stretch, and bend like the harmonic wind sculptures of exhibiting artist Tim Prentice with our family-friendly Virtual Mindfulness and Movement for Kids!

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May 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry: Odes to the Objects We Love

We’ll explore the unique essence of your objects, finding how they’re as rich in symbolism as the items included in the traveling exhibition known as the Aldrich Care Box.

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May 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Art-Making for Kids: Garden Wind Chimes, Inspired by Tim Prentice

Create your very own garden wind chime in our Virtual Art-Making for Kids program!

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May 13, 2021 at 10:00 am | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones: Jacob's New Dress

Gather your little ones for our Virtual Story Time with Education Assistant Lorena Sferlazza and the Ridgefield Library!

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May 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm | Public Programs

Frank Stella: Virtual Talk with Art Historian Robert Hobbs presented with The Glass House

This talk will cover Frank Stella’s artistic development and his place in art history by examining Stella’s works from the current Aldrich exhibition Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey and the Glass House’s collection.

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May 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm | Public Programs

Thrown Stone's Meet the Playwrights for "The Suburbs"

“Meet the Playwrights,” a lively and candid discussion with the award-winning authors of The Suburbs. In this Zoom interview, led by CT Office of the Arts Program Associate Kolton Harris, playwrights Tony Meneses, Phanésia Pharel, Catherine Yu, and director Kholoud Sawaf will talk about the three new plays that make up this unusual roving production.

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Events in June 2021 in

June 5, 2021

Museum Closed to the Public for a Private Event

The Aldrich is closed to the public for a private event.


June 6, 2021 at 12:00 pm | Member Preview

Members-Only Preview | Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs and Hugo McCloud: from where i stand

Enjoy members-only access to Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs and Hugo McCloud: from where i stand before the exhibitions open to the public.

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June 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Mindfulness and Movement for Kids: Stand Where You Are

Think about where you have come from, where you are now, and where you are going in our family-friendly Virtual Mindfulness and Movement for Kids!

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June 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry: When Trash Is a Poet’s Treasure

Just as artist Hugo McCloud employs discarded plastic bags as the colorful medium of the works included in his from where I stand exhibition, poets can use discarded print media to create poems that are works of art.

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June 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Art-Making for Kids: PRIDE Portraits, Inspired by Clarity Haynes

Celebrate PRIDE month with a virtual, family-friendly art activity!

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June 17, 2021 at 10:00 am | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones: Dreamers (Spanish and English)

Gather your little ones for a bilingual Virtual Story Time with The Aldrich and the Ridgefield Library! Trae a tus pequeños para un cuentacuentos virtual bilingüe con el museo Aldrich y la biblioteca de Ridgefield!

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June 19 at 10:00 am to June 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Third Weekend

Third Weekends

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

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June 20, 2021 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs

Scores for the Stars, Part II

Scores for the Stars, 2020-21, is a two-part series by artist Ander Mikalson commissioned by The Aldrich and dedicated to Frank Stella’s Stars.

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June 21, 2021 | Public Programs

Make Music Day

We are delighted to partner with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra on three performances as a part of Ridgefield’s Make Music Day!

Events in July 2021 in

July 17 at 10:00 am to July 18, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Third Weekend

Third Weekends

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

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July 19 at 9:00 am to July 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Camp Aldrich: Week 1 (Grades 1-3)

Join us for Camp Aldrich, a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum educators and practicing artists!

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July 26 at 9:00 am to July 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Camp Aldrich: Week 2 (Grades 1-3)

Join us for Camp Aldrich, a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum educators and practicing artists!

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Events in August 2021 in

August 2 at 9:00 am to August 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Camp Aldrich: Week 3 (Grades 4-6)

Join us for Camp Aldrich, a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum educators and practicing artists!

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