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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 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

December 11, 2022 at 11:00 am | Member Event

Brunch with the Director: 2023 Exhibition Preview

Executive Director Cybele Maylone will give members a sneak peek of the artists, exhibitions, and programs that will be taking place in 2023.

December 15, 2022 | Member Tour

Hangama Amiri Studio Visit

Join a private studio tour with upcoming exhibiting artist Hangama Amiri, whose first solo museum exhibition opens at The Aldrich in February. Amiri combines painting and printmaking techniques with textiles, weaving together stories based on memories of her homeland and her diasporic experience.

December 17, 2022 | Third Weekend, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Little Ones: Nature is an Artist - AT CAPACITY

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore how we can be inspired by nature as we read Nature is an Artist by Jennifer Lavallee and learn about how Reeva Potoff uses elements of nature, like insects and mold, in her artwork. Then, we will move to the Museum studio to create our very own patterns inspired by the environment!

December 17, 2022 | Third Weekend, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

Join us for this in-person gallery tour of The Aldrich’s current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, guided by our Museum Educators!

January 21, 2023 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, an all-ages Discovery Tour of our current exhibitions at 1 pm.

February 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm | Exhibition Opening

Private Event | Exhibition Opening: Prima Materia, Hangama Amiri, and Kathleen Ryan

Invitation only. Members and friends, please join us for a first look at Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art, Hangama Amiri: A Homage to Home, and Kathleen Ryan: Head and Heart before the exhibitions open to the public.

February 18, 2023 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, an all-ages Discovery Tour of our current exhibitions at 1 pm.

April 29, 2023 at 6:30 pm | Special Event

Gala in the Garden

Join us in the Museum's Sculpture Garden for Gala in the Garden celebrating The Aldrich's longtime Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and Registrar Mary Kenealy on the occasion of their retirements. The evening will include cocktails and a seated dinner, a special performance, and a live auction.