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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 support the Museum.

Planned Giving

Our gift “is an expression of our core values. And as an appreciative acknowledgement of overall contribution and excellence, it represents our commitment to provide important and necessary future financial assistance to The Aldrich and its programs.”

-Gary and Susie Singer

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.

Campaign for the Sculpture Garden

When The Aldrich was founded in 1964, the presentation of works in nature was a central part of the Museum’s earliest program. Works by artists including Anthony Caro, Alexander Liberman, Tony Smith, and Robert Grosvenor were displayed on the Museum’s campus year-round for visitors and the public to enjoy free of charge. Now, The Aldrich seeks to unite our entire campus by bringing the same level of thoughtful design outdoors, to our three-acre property.

Upcoming Events

June 10, 2023 at 10:00 am | Free Admission

Connecticut Open House Day

Visit the Museum for free as part of Connecticut Open House Day.

June 17, 2023 | 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 an all-ages Discovery Tour of our current exhibitions at 1 pm.

June 17, 2023 | Third Weekend, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: Color the Sky

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore themes of color and birds! We will look at artwork called The Shape of Blue by Rachel Berwick and learn about the cobalt-colored indigo bunting. Then, we will move to the Museum’s Studio to create our own blue colored birds!

June 17, 2023 | Third Weekend, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of The Aldrich’s current exhibitions guided by an Aldrich Educator!

June 24, 2023 | Exhibition Opening

Private Event: Exhibition Opening | Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers and Amy Brener: Harbingers

Members and friends, please join us to celebrate Amy Brener: Harbingers and get a first look at Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers before it opens to the public.

July 7, 2023 at 5:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich After Hours

We’re back with another bi-monthly Aldrich After Hours on the first Friday! The galleries will be open late, there will be mini tours of the exhibitions, and wine and beer for sale.

July 29, 2023 | Artist Program, Public Programs

Prima Materia Panel Conversation with Artists

Join us for a panel conversation on Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art with exhibiting artists Rachel Berwick, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, and Winston Roeth, moderated by the exhibition’s curator Richard Klein.

August 17, 2023 at 5:30 pm | Member Event, Group Tours

Raven Halfmoon Tour with Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart

Please join us for an evening tour of Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers led by Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart. The tour will cover an overview of the exhibition, highlighting a selection of Halfmoon’s stoneware sculptures from the past five years.