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Past Exhibitions

September 21, 2020 to May 11, 2021 | Main Street Sculpture, Sculpture Garden, Lobby, Leir Gallery, Screening Room, Project Space

Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey

Among the myriad of forms that have appeared in Frank Stella’s work, the star is the most singular, standing out as a stable and immediately identifiable shape in the midst of the complex tangle of abstract, invented forms that the artist has utilized over his long career.


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November 24, 2019 to October 4, 2020 | Opatrny Gallery, Sound Gallery

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña: There Must Be Some Way Out of Here

The work of Zoë Sheehan Saldaña tends to hide in plain sight.

October 6, 2019 to August 23, 2020 | Leir Gallery

Eva LeWitt: Untitled (Mesh A–J)

The first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985). The exhibition, the artist’s largest to date, debuts a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich.

June 12, 2019 to July 20, 2020 | Sculpture Garden

Tony Tasset: Deer

For his sculpture Deer (2015), Tasset has taken the common white-tailed deer and blown it into what can only be considered monstrous proportions.

July 18, 2020 to November 29, 2020 | Leir Atrium, The Studio

Rudy Shepherd: Somebody's Child

Rudy Shepherd: Somebody’s Child includes twenty-five watercolors chosen from Shepherd’s ongoing Portrait series Rudy Shepherd: Somebody’s Child is curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, Senior Curator.

October 12, 2020 to March 14, 2021 | Opatrny Gallery, Sound Gallery

Twenty Twenty

Twenty Twenty is an exhibition of works on paper rolled out sequentially over the course of five months that presents the work of seven artists who primarily utilize photographic imagery.

September 21, 2020 to May 11, 2021 | Main Street Sculpture, Sculpture Garden, Lobby, Leir Gallery, Screening Room, Project Space

Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey

Among the myriad of forms that have appeared in Frank Stella’s work, the star is the most singular, standing out as a stable and immediately identifiable shape in the midst of the complex tangle of abstract, invented forms that the artist has utilized over his long career.

September 21, 2020 to September 6, 2021 | Sculpture Garden, Main Street Sculpture

Frank Stella's Stars, A Survey | Outdoor Installation

The historical arc of Stella’s use of the star travels from the minimal to the maximal, with the recent star sculptures frequently exhibiting a corruption of the form as well as a wild diversity of materials and fabrication techniques.

September 21, 2020 to May 9, 2021 | South Gallery, Balcony Gallery

Genesis Belanger: Through the Eye of a Needle

Through the Eye of a Needle is the first major solo museum exhibition of New York-based artist Genesis Belanger (b. 1978), whose practice spans sculptures and tableaux, primarily composed out of porcelain, stoneware, and upholstery.

April 28, 2021 to September 6, 2021 | Leir Atrium

Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmission

In April 2021, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will inaugurate Aldrich Projects, a single-artist series that spotlights a singular work or a focused body of work by an artist every four months on the Museum’s campus. The first in this series is Clarity Haynes: Collective Transmission. Sited in the Leir Atrium, Haynes debuts two new paintings, Birth Altar, 2020–2021 (2021) and Altar for Femme Joy (2020), from her ongoing Altar series, 2000—. Haynes describes her Altars as queer feminist spaces liberated from patriarchy. She says: “In a time of toxic masculinity and violence, to put forth joyful feminist principles feels radical. To create one’s own archive, altar, cosmology, autonomous space is an act of taking care.”

March 29, 2021 to October 4, 2021 | Opatrny Gallery, Sound Gallery

Tim Prentice: After the Mobile

Tim Prentice: After the Mobile is a two-part solo exhibition of one of the most innovative artists whose work has expanded the field of motion in sculpture. Prentice, who turned 90 in 2020, has been a resident of Connecticut since 1975, and After the Mobile marks his first solo museum exhibition in the State since 1999. The exhibition will be presented both in the Museum’s galleries and in its Sculpture Garden, with the indoor exhibition running from March 29 through October 4, 2021 and the outdoor exhibition on view from September 19, 2021 through April 24, 2022.

October 6, 2019 to August 23, 2020 | Lobby, Screening Room, Project Gallery, South Gallery, Balcony Gallery

Weather Report

Weather Report reveals the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another.

June 12, 2019 to January 10, 2020 | Sculpture Garden

Nari Ward: APOLLO / POLL

For the monumental sculpture APOLLO / POLL (2017) Ward has recreated Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater sign with a twist: alternately flashing between the word APOLLO and POLL.

May 10, 2019 to July 26, 2020 | Main Street Sculpture

Radcliffe Bailey: Vessel III

Vessel III is a cylindrical, twelve-foot high steel chamber that is open to the sky.

May 7, 2019 to July 26, 2020 | Sculpture Garden

Tom Friedman: Hazmat Love

The highly inventive and idiosyncratic work of Tom Friedman (b. 1965) often uses everyday materials to explore the nature of object making in our material culture.