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Important Update

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


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!


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.


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.


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.



Learn more about Aldrich membership and benefits.


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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.

Benefit Bash

The Benefit Bash 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 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Virtual Adult Tour: Twenty Twenty

Join Aldrich Educator Dayne Encarnacion to dive into our current exhibition Twenty Twenty.

February 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Virtual Curator Talk: Hugo McCloud’s from where i stand

Artist Hugo McCloud joins Aldrich Exhibitions Director Richard Klein in a conversation about McCloud’s work in the studio and on view at Sean Kelly Gallery in advance of McCloud’s first solo Museum exhibition, from where i stand, opening at The Aldrich on June 6, 2021.

February 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Online ARTalk - African American Artists: Self Determination and Resistance from the Roaring 20's to 2020

This ARTalk features Stephanie Sparling Williams, Ph.D. who is a black feminist theorist and an Associate Curator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. This lecture explores the themes of self-determination and resistance in art made by African Americans over the last century.

February 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm | Virtual Program, Children and Family Programs

Virtual Mindfulness and Movement for Kids: Let’s Check the Weather

Encourage your children’s well-being with our interactive Virtual Mindfulness and Movement program!

February 16, 2021 at 4:00 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Virtual Poetry Playshop: Mood and Muse

In this intergenerational poetry workshop, join Ridgefield’s Poet Laureate and Aldrich Educator, Barb Jennes, to discuss the mood-changing power of art in the Museum’s current exhibitions.

February 18 at 10:00 am to December 18, 2021 at 10:30 am | Virtual Program, Children and Family Programs

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones: I Am Every Good Thing

Gather your little ones for our Virtual Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library!

February 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Virtual Workshop: Where Music Meets Art with Holly Lapine

Join Art Therapist and Access Specialist Holly Lapine for a virtual conversation and art-making workshop inspired by Frank Stella’s Stars, A Survey.

February 19, 2021 at 1:00 pm | Member Event, Virtual Program

Virtual Studio Tour with Exhibiting Artist Lucia Hierro

Join Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and upcoming exhibiting artist Lucia Hierro for a virtual tour of the artist’s New York studio.

February 19, 2021 at 3:30 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Virtual Family Tour: Exploring The Aldrich’s Archives with the AntiRacist Table

Join us for a special Virtual Family Tour co-hosted The AntiRacist Table!

February 20 at 10:00 am to February 21, 2021 at 5:00 pm | Third Weekend, Free Admission, Public Programs

Third Weekends

Visit the Museum for free the third weekend of every month!

March 28, 2021 | Member Preview

Members-Only Preview of Tim Prentice: After the Mobile

Enjoy members-only access to Tim Prentice: After the Mobile before it opens to the public. Registration is required. A limited number of tickets is available online.