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October 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm | Public Programs

Anti-Racism Workshop: The Webbs

The Aldrich is thrilled to welcome Kirsten Ivey-Colson and Lynn Turner, the duo behind The AntiRacist Table.

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October 12, 2020 at 12:00 pm to January 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm | Public Programs

ILSSA Ballot for Twenty Twenty

“The ILSSA Ballot for Twenty Twenty” is a participatory mail art project created by artists Bridget Elmer and Emily Larned in concurrence with the upcoming Twenty Twenty exhibition.

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October 19, 2020 | Public Programs

Podcast Series: Hindsight is

We are thrilled to present Hindsight is, a three-episode podcast series in the radio play genre to be released weekly starting on Monday, October 19.


October 26, 2020 | Public Programs

Podcast Release: The Webbs

This episode features William Webb (1834 – 1868) an African-American civil war soldier from Connecticut in conversation with Ridgefield's William Webb (1916 – 1991) who started the Ridgefield Chapter of the NAACP.


October 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm | Public Programs

Anti-Racism Workshop: The Webbs

The Aldrich is thrilled to welcome Kirsten Ivey-Colson and Lynn Turner, the duo behind The AntiRacist Table.

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October 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Halloween Storytelling

You are invited to join educator and storyteller Jane Steinman for a fun, family friendly evening of Halloween storytelling! Jane will tell two participatory stories.

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Events in November 2020 in

November 2, 2020 | Public Programs

Podcast Release: How Worried Should We Be? Hitler on Trial at Ridgefield High, 1934

In April 1934, Ridgefield High School's Economics Class held a mock trial of Adolf Hitler.


November 4 at 11:00 am to December 9, 2020 at 12:30 pm | Public Programs

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Fall 2020 Series

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is thrilled to announce the return of the popular series “Getting” Contemporary Artthis fall exploring a new roster of exhibitions and artist ideas.

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November 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Re-writing the Rules

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is thrilled to announce the return of the popular series “Getting” Contemporary Art this fall exploring a new roster of exhibitions and artist ideas.

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November 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm | Public Programs

Movement Masterclass: Contemporary Art and Dance

Calling all dancers! You are invited to an outdoor collaborative movement masterclass that highlights the intersections between contemporary art and dance.

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November 11, 2020 at 11:30 am

"Getting" Contemporary Art: “We are All Made of Stars”

This class will explore contemporary art as an interdisciplinary practice and dive into the star motif exhibited in Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey.

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November 12, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Virtual Curator Talk: Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey

Join Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart as they delve into artist Frank Stella’s decades-long career.


November 16, 2020 at 3:30 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Mindfulness and Movement: Notice Nature

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

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November 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry: Words + Shape = POW!

The whole family is invited to take part in this intergenerational poetry “playshop” led by Aldrich educator Barb Jennes, Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate.

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November 18, 2020 at 11:00 am

"Getting" Contemporary Art: The Art of Reflection

What is the relationship between art and healing? Can works of art be transcendent?

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November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones

Gather your little ones for our Virtual Story Time!

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November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Virtual Poetry Masterclass: Patricia Smith

Join award-winning poet Patricia Smith in a 90-minute virtual writing masterclass.

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November 19, 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!


November 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Virtual Poetry Reading: Patricia Smith

Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with acclaimed poet Patricia Smith, whose dazzling performances earned her the individual championship at the National Poetry Slam a record four times.

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November 20, 2020 at 3:30 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Family Tour: ArtWrite

Take a deep dive into Genesis Belanger’s exhibition Through the Eye of the Needlefrom the comfort of your own home!

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November 21, 2020 | Public Programs

Third Weekend

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

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November 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Sculpture Garden Tour: Mindfulness and Movement with Susie Buckley

Join Aldrich Educator Susie Buckley for a socially distanced tour of our Sculpture Garden!

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Events in December 2020 in

December 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

"Getting" Contemporary Art: Virtual Studio Visit

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 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

"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 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.


December 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm

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 | Children and Family 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 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!


December 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm

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.

Events in February 2021 in

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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