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Public Programs

Participate in a broad range of programs designed to deepen understanding and engagement with the works of art on view, focused on interactive experiences around contemporary culture.

These programs include tours and talks with curators, artists, and scholars; performances in adjacent media such as music, dance, theater, and experimental forms; artist-led community events; and classes to build skills in creating and understanding art while engaging with artists and peers.


Related Events

June 22, 2024 at 2:00 pm | Performances

Performance: Gossip by Alexa West

Gossip, a new performance commissioned by The Aldrich, is a choreographed duet created in response to the current exhibition Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years. Choreographed and presented by dance artist Alexa West performed by Owen Prum and Chelsea Enjer Hecht.

June 28, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Sculpture Garden Preview with Executive Director Cybele Maylone

Enjoy a glass of wine and learn about the exciting transformation of The Aldrich’s campus from Executive Director Cybele Maylone. This February, The Aldrich broke ground on a significant reimagining of its Sculpture Garden which will feature accessible walkways, native plantings, and an amphitheater for The Aldrich’s presentation of dance, music, and school and community programs. Learn more about the project and hear about progress to date.

July 9, 2024

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Layo Bright, Elizabeth Englander, and Loie Hollowell

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. Through this three-session course, participants will engage deeply with The Aldrich’s spring exhibitions while having access to our galleries and the Museum’s Studio learning space in private evening sessions. Designed to provoke open and dynamic dialogue, these small classes will help participants learn to analyze, interpret, and discuss the contemporary artwork on view.

July 9, 2024 at 5:30 pm

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Layo Bright

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. This class will focus on the glass sculptures of the Nigerian-born, New York-based artist Layo Bright.

July 16, 2024 at 5:30 pm

"Getting” Contemporary Art: Elizabeth Englander

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. In this class, we will commune with the yoginis, jinas, saints, and other spiritual figures that have taken up residency in The Aldrich’s galleries at the hand of Elizabeth Englander.

July 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Talks

Hybrid Artist Talk: Elizabeth Englander and Eduardo Andres Alfonso

Please join artist Elizabeth Englander and Associate Curator Eduardo Andres Alfonso for a talk on the work and ideas behind Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3, the artist’s first museum exhibition.

July 23, 2024 at 5:30 pm

“Getting” Contemporary Art: Loie Hollowell

Join us for “Getting” Contemporary Art led by Kristen Erickson, art history teacher and Director of the Luchsinger Gallery at Greenwich Academy. Beginning with an independent reflection in the gallery, this class will explore Loie Hollowell’s luminous abstractions of the human form, focusing on her conceptualization of motherhood.