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Important Update

The Studio

This space is used for the Museum’s public programming where visitors participate in courageous conversations and hands-on workshops with people from a diverse range of backgrounds including artists, educators, and each other. In addition, The Studio has drop-in hours on weekends where visitors of all ages can participate in self-directed art-making projects. The scale of The Studio allows for intimate and focused experiences catalyzed by the artists’ work and ideas present in the exhibitions.

We’re thrilled to re-open The Studio to families for Explore! – a drop-in art-making series during Museum open hours on weekends. Families can explore the themes in our current exhibitions by creating art through a self-guided activity with free materials and prompts on display in The Studio! Each month on Third Saturday, the Museum's monthly free admission day, a new Explore! activity will be introduced and visitors of all ages are welcome to participate.


Generous support for Education and Public Programs is provided by Bank of America; Connecticut Humanities; Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation; The Cowles Charitable Trust; David T. Langrock Foundation; Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts; Fairfield County Bank; Gage Fund; Goldstone Family Foundation; The Leir Foundation; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Ridgefield Thrift Shop; and Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

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Related Events

December 3, 2022 | Workshops

Studio Workshop: Cookie Decorating

Join The Aldrich’s Curatorial and Publications Manager and owner of CM Cookies, Caitlin Monachino, for a fun day of decorating specialty cutout cookies! Caitlin will be teaching attendees how to decorate cookies inspired by artworks on view in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone along with some winter classics. You will learn the basics of royal icing cookie design and several insider techniques, just in time for the holidays.