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August 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Emily Skillings

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Emily Skillings.

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Events in July 2022 in

July 23 at 4:00 pm to August 27, 2022 at 5:00 pm

All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host five noted contemporary poets– Mahogany L. Browne, Rosebud Ben-Oni, Eileen Myles, Emily Skillings, and Nathalie Handal–for Saturday readings held in person in the Museum beginning on July 23, 2022.

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Events in August 2022 in

August 20, 2022 at 10:00 am | Third Weekend

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a story time and a family-friendly tour.

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August 20, 2022 at 10:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Little Ones: A Book of Bridges - AT CAPACITY

Together, we’ll read A Book of Bridges: Here to There and Me to You by Cheryl Keely, then create our own 3-D model bridges inspired by the story, guided by Aldrich Educators in the Museum’s Studio.


August 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Children and Family Programs, Group Tours

STICKY MATTER – Family Tour of 52 Artists

Arrows, pipes, paint, mud… how many different sticky materials can you discover along this tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, and why did the artists choose to use them? Guided by our Aldrich Educators, explore “sticky matter” through close-looking of materials, texture, process to spark family-friendly conversation around gender stereotypes and cultural divide in this landmark exhibition

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August 20, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Emily Skillings

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Emily Skillings.

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August 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Poetry Reading with Nathalie Handal

As part of its All of the Sky: Five Poets, Five Saturdays series, The Aldrich will host noted contemporary poet Nathalie Handal.

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Events in September 2022 in

September 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Educational 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, facilitated by Education Manager Lorena Sferlazza.

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September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am | 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 tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm.

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September 17, 2022 at 10:30 am | Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Young Explorers: Life on Mars

Load up your spaceship and blast off to The Aldrich for Story Time for Young Explorers, alongside the Ridgefield Library! During our expedition, we will discover outdoor sculpture by Alice Aycock with a family-friendly reading of Life on Mars by Jon Agee, inspired by how science can fuel the imagination and vice versa. Then, trek over to our Studio for a guided art-making activity: creating your own cardboard satellites! Perfect for families with children in early elementary school, grades K-2.

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September 17, 2022 | Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Explore! Self-Guided Quest of 52 Artists

This Third Saturday, stop by the Front Desk to pick up a free Explore! Guide to take you on a self-guided quest of our galleries. Along the quest you will search, sketch, puzzle-solve and discover connections between the original artists from Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists in 1971 and the new generation of artists featured alongside them in our current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone.


September 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Free Admission, 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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September 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm | Special Event

Aldrich Artists at the Table

Join us for Aldrich Artists at the Table, the Museum's biennial farm-to-museum dinner in our Sculpture Garden where you will dine al fresco with Museum supporters and Aldrich exhibiting artists. Enjoy a cocktail hour featuring Nod Hill Brewery beer and cocktails with Litchfield Distillery spirits and Tito's Handmade Vodka,, followed by a locally-sourced three-course dinner prepared by the Museum's culinary partner Hayfields Market.

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September 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs, 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 and reserved for senior adults ages 60 and above!

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September 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Special Event, Public Programs

Outdoor Artist Talk: David Shaw with Curator Richard Klein

Join artist David Shaw with curator, artist, and writer Richard Klein for a conversation on the Shaw’s work including, Last Steps, installed for the Museum’s Main Street Sculpture series. This talk will be held in the Museum’s front courtyard followed by light refreshments, weather permitting.

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September 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm | Public Programs

Concert: Inspired by 52 Artists: Music for Voices

We are delighted to partner with Music on the Hill to present, Inspired by 52 Artists: Music for Voices, featuring the Chamber Chorus and Festival Chorus, led by conductor Ellen Espenschied Dickinson

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Events in October 2022 in

October 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Member Event

Day Trip to New Canaan, CT

Join fellow members in New Canaan for a private tour at CAS Gallery of Borrowed Earth with owner-artist-curator Cas Friese followed by a visit to Grace Farms, named “favorite building of the decade” by Cultured magazine.


October 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Group Tours

Unpacking Identity Politics | Themed Gallery Tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

Investigate conversations around identity politics across recent generations through this guided tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone with Education Manager Lorena Sferlazza, revealing how today’s artists continue the conversation.

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October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm | Member Event

Drinks with the Director

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, with Executive Director Cybele Maylone followed by drinks in the Atrium.


October 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich After Hours

We’re back with Aldrich After Hours in October featuring wine and beer, mini interactive tours, and more inspired by the current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Enjoy a drink outdoors in the Sculpture Garden and meet new friends in the Museum galleries during these bi-monthly social gatherings.

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October 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm | 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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October 15, 2022 at 10:00 am | 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 tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm.

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October 15, 2022 | Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Explore! Activity: Sculptures with Laurace James, Hannah Levy, and Lea Cetera

Discover how artists Laurace James, Hannah Levy, and Lea Cetera use sculpture to explore the relationship between body and machine. Inspired by these artists featured in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, create your own kinetic sculpture in this self-guided activity with prompts shared in The Studio! All ages are welcome to participate, free with admission during Museum hours.


October 15, 2022 at 10:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: Moth & Butterfly

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore themes of transformation as we read Moth & Butterfly: Ta Da! by Dev Petty and explore the soft sculpture of Florencia Escudero. Then, we will move to the Museum studio to create our very own soft sculpture butterflies!

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October 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm | Member Event

Gallery Walk in New York City

Join The Aldrich’s Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager Caitlin Monachino for a private walking tour of several New York City galleries.


October 15, 2022 at 1:00 pm | 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!

General Registration

October 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm | Special Event, Public Programs

RSO Quartet in Concert Inspired by 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra to present the RSO Quartet for a performance inspired by current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. The quartet features violinists Jorge Avilia and Mialtin Zhezha, violist Suzanne Corey-Sahlin, and cellist Nick Hardie.

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Events in November 2022 in

November 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Virtual Panel Conversation: Global Feminism

We’re delighted to present a panel discussion with artists Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Kiyan Williams, and Lizania Cruz, moderated by curator and writer Legacy Russell, author of Glitch Feminism and Executive Director of The Kitchen in New York City.

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Events in December 2022 in

December 4, 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.