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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

May 21, 2023

What We Remember - and Why: A Writing Workshop

Why are some memories "frayed at the edges"? And what can we do to excavate memories we thought were long lost? These are questions we'll consider, inspired by the fabric collages in Amiri Hangami's exhibition A Homage to Home. Join Aldrich Educator Barb Jennes and fellow writers as we plumb the deep well of memory, returning with poetry and prose.

May 29, 2023

Art-Making Workshop: The Inside View

Join Aldrich Educator Alanna Fagan as she leads a workshop on exploring interiors. Use paint and mixed-media to depict a favorite room, or rooms, in your life—from the place where you live now, a childhood home, or a place you enjoy visiting.

June 10, 2023

Art-Making Workshop: Creating with Copper

Join Aldrich Educator Susie Buckley as she guides participants through engraving soft copper sheeting to create a landscape work. Inspired by the artist Matthew Barney's Bayhorse, a five-panel series of landscapes made on copper plating included in the current exhibition Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art.