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Important Update

Visitors in a gallery at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum observing works of art on view

Support

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum depends on the generosity of its donors and members to fulfill its mission—championing emerging and under-recognized artists. Your contribution supports working artists, creates inspirational educational opportunities for students and families, and provides essential resources to our outstanding staff. Thank you!

Exhibitions

Whether it is a first solo museum exhibition or a career spanning survey, your fully tax-deductible gift to Aldrich exhibitions will impact the work of exceptional emerging and under-recognized artists. Your support commissions new work, provides fabrication costs, and makes all our exhibitions possible.

Education

Aldrich education programs allow visitors and students, many from under-resourced districts, to work directly with exhibiting artists and world-class educators to explore the themes, techniques, and materials of the work on view.

Annual Fund

Your fully tax-deductible gift provides critical operating support for The Aldrich’s innovative exhibitions, special events, and education programs.

Membership

Aldrich members provide essential support to our mission while enjoying special access to artists at exclusive exhibition previews, discounts on programs and in the Museum Store, and free admission to reciprocal museum partners. Click here to view specific membership levels and benefits.

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Membership

Learn more about Aldrich membership and benefits.

Give

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Aldrich Editions

Aldrich Editions was established in 1998 to make limited edition works by emerging and mid-career artists who have exhibited at The Aldrich. This program offers The Aldrich community an opportunity to make an investment in an original work of contemporary art at an affordable price and to simultaneously support the Museum.

Planned Giving

Contribute to The Aldrich's future by planning a special kind of gift. Cash donations provide the crucial immediate support to the Museum, but planned gifts provide creative and flexible options that can benefit you and the Museum.

Aldrich Gala in the Garden

Aldrich Gala in the Garden is the most important fundraising event of the year for the Museum.

Our Supporters

Thank you to our supporters

The Aldrich is grateful to the following foundations and corporations for their major support of the Museum’s exhibitions, educational initiatives, and public programs.

Annual Report

Explore The Aldrich's Annual Report to learn more about our exhibitions, artists, public programs, staff, and the contributions of museum donors and members.

Upcoming Events

January 22, 2022 at 10:00 am | Third Weekend, Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am and a Family Tour of Karla Knight: Navigator at 1 pm.

January 22, 2022 at 10:30 am | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Little Ones: They She He Me, Free to Be! - AT CAPACITY

Explore the paintings of Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski in the Museum’s lobby on color, gender, and identity with a family-friendly reading of They She He Me: Free to Be! by Maya Gonzalez and Matthew SG. Then, move to The Studio to create personal identity collages.

January 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs, Group Tours

Family Tour of Karla Knight: Navigator

Join us at the Museum for a family-friendly, participatory tour of Karla Knight: Navigator, guided by Aldrich Educators!

February 12, 2022 at 11:30 am | Member Tour, Member Event

Private Visit to The Brant Foundation Art Study Center to see David Salle's Exhibition

Join us for a private tour of David Salle's exhibition at The Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT. Salle has exhibited twice at The Aldrich throughout his career.

February 19, 2022 | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Little Ones: Coyote, A Trickster Tale

Explore Indigenous storytelling in Duane Slick: The Coyote Makes the Sunset Better with a family-friendly reading of Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest by Gerald McDermott in the Museum’s galleries.

February 19, 2022 | Third Weekend, Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am and a Family Tour of Milano Chow: Prima Facie at 1 pm.

February 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Third Weekend, Public Programs, Children and Family Programs, Group Tours

Family Tour of Milano Chow: Prima Facie

Join us for a family-friendly, participatory tour of Milano Chow: Prima Facie, guided by Aldrich Educators! Explore Chow’s ornamented mise-en-scènes that seem frozen in time and loaded with disquieting effects, influenced by Surrealism, fashion photography, shop window design, and Hollywood film noir from Chow’s native Los Angeles.

March 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm | Member Event

Drinks with the Director

Join The Aldrich’s Executive Director, Cybele Maylone, for a tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions followed by drinks in the Atrium.

April 30, 2022 at 7:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich Gala in the Garden

Join us at Aldrich Gala in the Garden for cocktails, a seated dinner, and auction in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden.

September 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm | Member Event

Drinks with the Director

Join The Aldrich’s Executive Director, Cybele Maylone, for a tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions followed by drinks on the terrace.

September 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich Artists at the Table

Save the date for the return of Aldrich Artists at the Table, the Museum's annual farm-to-museum dinner in our Sculpture Garden.