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 - a driver of dialogue.
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.
Since The Aldrich’s founding in 1964, Frank Stella has participated in fifteen group shows, and yet, Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey marks the first exhibition dedicated solely to the artist at the Museum.
During the pandemic, the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, has been experimenting with ways to bring art out of its white galleries, and into homes within the local community.
A world without art would be a gloomy and dreary place and while art lovers can visit some museums or take a virtual stroll through exhibitions, the COVID-19 pandemic has distanced many not just from their social circles but also from art.
In the midst of a wholly digital world, where all one has to do to see a work of art is perform a simple Google search, what is the role of the art museum? Education and Exhibitions intern, Anika Khakoo reflects on her virtual internship at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
In Genesis Belanger’s exhibition Through the Eye of a Needle, curated by Amy Smith-Stewart, death is an expected, albeit uninvited, guest, at home in the affluent domiciles orchestrated here through tableaux and mise-en-scène.
Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager Caitlin Monachino created a gingerbread replica of The Aldrich for a local event at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield. Read about her process of creating this incredible masterpiece!