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Amy Smith-Stewart Named Chief Curator

Amy Smith-Stewart has been named Chief Curator after nine years at the Museum acting first as Curator, and most recently as Senior Curator. Smith-Stewart succeeds Richard Klein who retired from his position as The Aldrich’s Exhibitions Director on June 10 after over thirty years at the Museum.


My Time as an Intern at The Aldrich During Show Change

High school intern Soren Covell reflects on his month-long internship at The Aldrich witnessing the installation of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone.


"Revisiting a Groundbreaking Show of Feminist Art" in The New York Times

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum looks back at a 1971 exhibition devoted to women and puts their work in conversation with emerging feminist artists.


At the Aldrich Museum, the Coyote Takes the Lead, The New York Times

Duane Slick deploys his canine friend in a thrilling show. For the 60-year-old artist and professor, this first museum solo is long overdue.


Alexander Archipenko on view at The Aldrich

Born in 1887 in Kyiv, Ukraine, Alexander Archipenko started his career studying painting and sculpture at the Kyiv art school from 1902–1905, the foundation to an extensive trail of international exhibitions in the years to come. On loan to The Aldrich by a private collector and longtime Ridgefield resident, Woman with Folded Arms demonstrates Archipenko’s prowess and sensitivity in interpreting the body, where the figure’s apparent femininity is conditional to its strength. On the occasion of this artwork’s presentation, The Aldrich will be donating a portion of admissions to Doctors Without Borders through May 15, 2022.


The Making of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

Learn about the making of the Museum's largest exhibition to date, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, from Caitlin Monachino, Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager.


Fall 2021 Aldrich Teen Fellows

Blog entries from the Fall 2021 cohort of Aldrich Teen Fellows speaking about their projects inspired by Hugo McCloud and Lucia Hierro's exhibitions.


Richard Klein to Conclude Tenure as Exhibitions Director at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum After Over 30 Years of Leadership

Richard Klein will conclude his administrative duties as Exhibitions Director in June 2022 and organize his final exhibition at the Museum in February 2023. Klein has worked at the Museum for over three decades, holding the position of Exhibitions Director since 2004.


For Karla Knight, Paranormal is Normal, The New York Times

An interview with the mystically inclined artist, who shares the interests of Hilma af Klint and Agnes Pelton.


52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, Art in America

“Critic and activist Lucy Lippard’s landmark 1971 exhibition of twenty-six women artists at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum was among the first institutional responses to the underrepresentation of women in art history. To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the museum has reassembled the show’s original cast – including Howardena Pindell, Carol Kinne, and Adrian Piper – and positioned them in dialogue with emerging female-identifying or nonbinary artists. Leilah Babirye, Tourmaline, and Hannah Levy are among the twenty-six additions, all of whom live in New York and have yet to have a major solo museum show, in keeping with Lippard’s original criteria.”


Tim Prentice: Changing the Movement of Kinetic Art, Wallpaper*

Alongside Alexander Calder and George Rickey, Tim Prentice forged a new path in kinetic art. We spoke to the American nonagenarian artist and architect ahead of his major two-part exhibition, ‘After the Mobile’, at the Aldrich, Connecticut.


The Critics Notebook, The New Criterion

This week: On Tim Prentice, Chausson’s Le roi Arthus, Baroque set design & more.


Hugo McCloud in Whitewall

Using plastic to paint, draw connections, and ask questions.


Lucia Hierro: Con una Taza de Chocolate, Sculpture

Read about Lucia Hierro's work in Sculpture Magazine.


See New York Through the Eyes of Lucia Hierro, CULTURED

Lucia Hierro takes us on a Polaroid tour of her native New York including spots in Washington Heights, the Bronx and Brooklyn where she is currently based.


Lucia Hierro, Juxtapoz Magazine

A lone plastic shopping bag, plucked by the breeze, floats gracefully down the street. It is the “muse” of Lucia Hierro, who, although foremost an academic, is also a conceptual artist.


The Painterly, Provocative Art That Uses Humble Plastic Bags, The Wall Street Journal

Artist Hugo McCloud’s first solo museum show spotlights his creative turns.


Museum Shows With Stories to Tell, The New York Times

With summer on the horizon after a long pandemic winter, museums are throwing their doors open to tell every kind of story.


Artist Interview: Tim Prentice

Tim Prentice (b. 1930) is known for his innovative work in the field of motion in sculpture. Prentice has been a resident of Connecticut since 1975, and After the Mobile marks his first solo museum exhibition since 1999.


Artist Interview: Karla Knight

Karla Knight has spent the last forty years creating an impressive body of work that spans painting, drawing, and photography.