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February 29, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Virtual Program, Artist Program, Public Programs

Virtual Artist Talk: Yvette Mayorga and Meredith Martin

Artist Yvette Mayorga and art historian Dr. Meredith Martin will be discussing Mayorga's maximalist aesthetic and its relationship to a neo-Rococo impulse in contemporary art. They will also delve into Mayorga's uniquely personal, witty use of historical sources and her interest in making the past relevant and meaningful for the present.

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February 29, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Virtual Program, Artist Program, Public Programs

Virtual Artist Talk: Yvette Mayorga and Meredith Martin

Artist Yvette Mayorga and art historian Dr. Meredith Martin will be discussing Mayorga's maximalist aesthetic and its relationship to a neo-Rococo impulse in contemporary art. They will also delve into Mayorga's uniquely personal, witty use of historical sources and her interest in making the past relevant and meaningful for the present.

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March 1, 2024 at 5:00 pm | Special Event, Public Programs

Aldrich After Hours

Kick off the weekend with Aldrich After Hours and enjoy drinks and special programming in the Museum’s galleries. Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart will give a talk on Loie Hollowell’s exhibition, Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years. Enjoy a musical performance by Xondra whose “rich vocals and layered melodies create an immersive experience that resonates with authenticity.” Specialty cocktails inspired by the current exhibitions, as well as beer and wine, will be available for purchase.

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March 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm | Member Tour

Private Tour of Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years with Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart

Join Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart for a private tour of Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years, the artist’s first solo museum presentation on the East Coast.


March 16, 2024 at 10:00 am | Third Weekend, Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program.

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March 16, 2024 at 10:30 am | Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: This house is made of mud - Esta casa está hecha de lodo

We will explore the artwork of Amanda Martínez, who creates works of art containing adobe clay and many other materials. Then, we will read This house is made of mud - Esta casa está hecha de lodo by Ken Buchanan and move to the Museum’s Studio to create our own artworks made of clay.

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March 16, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Public Programs, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

Have you ever looked at contemporary art and wished you knew what it meant? Have you ever entered a museum not knowing where to start? If you answered yes, this free, interactive, and judgment-free tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator is perfect for you!

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March 19, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Public Programs

Film Screening and Talk: Hernmarck Tapestries at Hudson Yards

Please join us for a film screening of Hernmarck Tapestries at Hudson Yards followed by a post-film talk with artist Helena Hernmarck and The Aldrich’s Executive Director Cybele Maylone.

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Events in April 2024 in

April 6, 2024 at 3:00 pm | Exhibition Opening, Member Preview

Exhibition Opening | Layo Bright and Elizabeth Englander

Members and friends, please join us to celebrate Layo Bright: Dawn and Dusk and Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3 before the exhibitions open to the public.


April 20, 2024 at 10:00 am | Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program.

General Registration

April 20, 2024 at 10:30 am | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: Smile with African Style

Together, we will explore the artwork of Layo Bright, who uses glass to create sculptures that remind her of her family! Then, we will read Smile with African Style by Mylo Freeman and move to the Museum’s Studio to create our own fabric collages to represent our families.

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April 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

Have you ever looked at contemporary art and wished you knew what it meant? Have you ever entered a museum not knowing where to start? If you answered yes, this free, interactive, and judgment-free tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator is perfect for you!

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April 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Special Event

2024 Aldrich Gala

Aldrich Gala raises essential funds to support The Aldrich’s mission of serving emerging and under-recognized artists.

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Events in May 2024 in

May 9, 2024 at 10:30 am | Member Tour, Member Event

Patrons-Only Tours of The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation and NXTHVN

Step into the world of pioneering 20th-century artists Josef and Anni Albers at The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, nestled in the serene landscape of Bethany, CT. Afterwards we will head to nearby New Haven for lunch and a visit to NXTHVN.


May 16, 2024 | Member Event

Travel with The Aldrich: Omaha, NE

Travel with The Aldrich this spring to Omaha, NE, from May 16 to 19 to celebrate the opening of Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers, at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.

Events in July 2024 in

July 15 at 9:30 am to July 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 1 (Grades 1 to 3)

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.

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July 22 at 9:30 am to July 26, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 2 (Grades 1 to 3)

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.

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July 29 at 9:30 am to August 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 3 (Grades 4 to 6)

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.

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