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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

August 20, 2022 at 10:00 am | Third Weekend

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month. Participate in a story time and a family-friendly tour.

September 17, 2022 at 10:00 am | 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 tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm.

September 17, 2022 at 10:30 am | Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Young Explorers: Life on Mars

Load up your spaceship and blast off to The Aldrich for Story Time for Young Explorers, alongside the Ridgefield Library! During our expedition, we will discover outdoor sculpture by Alice Aycock with a family-friendly reading of Life on Mars by Jon Agee, inspired by how science can fuel the imagination and vice versa. Then, trek over to our Studio for a guided art-making activity: creating your own cardboard satellites! Perfect for families with children in early elementary school, grades K-2.

September 17, 2022 | Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Explore! Self-Guided Quest of 52 Artists

This Third Saturday, stop by the Front Desk to pick up a free Explore! Guide to take you on a self-guided quest of our galleries. Along the quest you will search, sketch, puzzle-solve and discover connections between the original artists from Twenty Six Contemporary Women Artists in 1971 and the new generation of artists featured alongside them in our current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone.

September 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Free Admission, 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!

September 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm | Special Event

Aldrich Artists at the Table

Join us for Aldrich Artists at the Table, the Museum's biennial farm-to-museum dinner in our Sculpture Garden where you will dine al fresco with Museum supporters and Aldrich exhibiting artists. Enjoy a cocktail hour featuring Nod Hill Brewery beer and cocktails with Litchfield Distillery spirits and Tito's Handmade Vodka,, followed by a locally-sourced three-course dinner prepared by the Museum's culinary partner Hayfields Market.

September 24, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Special Event, Public Programs

Outdoor Artist Talk: David Shaw with Curator Richard Klein

Join artist David Shaw with curator, artist, and writer Richard Klein for a conversation on the Shaw’s work including, Last Steps, installed for the Museum’s Main Street Sculpture series. This talk will be held in the Museum’s front courtyard followed by light refreshments, weather permitting.

October 1, 2022 at 1:00 pm | Member Event

Day Trip to New Canaan, CT

Join fellow members in New Canaan for a private tour at CAS Gallery of Borrowed Earth with owner-artist-curator Cas Friese followed by a visit to Grace Farms, named “favorite building of the decade” by Cultured magazine.

October 6, 2022 at 5:30 pm | Member Event

Drinks with the Director

Enjoy a tour of the Museum’s current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, with Executive Director Cybele Maylone followed by drinks in the Atrium.

October 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich After Hours

We’re back with Aldrich After Hours in October featuring wine and beer, mini interactive tours, and more inspired by the current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. Enjoy a drink outdoors in the Sculpture Garden and meet new friends in the Museum galleries during these bi-monthly social gatherings.

October 15, 2022 at 10:00 am | 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 tour of 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for a guided family-friendly art-making activity from 12 noon to 4 pm.

October 15, 2022 | Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Explore! Activity: Sculptures with Laurace James, Hannah Levy, and Lea Cetera

Discover how artists Laurace James, Hannah Levy, and Lea Cetera use sculpture to explore the relationship between body and machine. Inspired by these artists featured in 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone, create your own kinetic sculpture in this self-guided activity with prompts shared in The Studio! All ages are welcome to participate, free with admission during Museum hours.

October 15, 2022 at 12:00 pm | Member Event

Gallery Walk in New York City

Join The Aldrich’s Curatorial Assistant and Publications Manager Caitlin Monachino for a private walking tour of several New York City galleries.

October 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm | Special Event, Public Programs

RSO Quartet in Concert Inspired by 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra to present the RSO Quartet for a performance inspired by current exhibition, 52 Artists: A Feminist Milestone. The quartet features violinists Jorge Avilia and Mialtin Zhezha, violist Suzanne Corey-Sahlin, and cellist Nick Hardie.

November 2, 2022 at 4:00 pm | Virtual Program, Public Programs

Virtual Panel Conversation: Global Feminism

We’re delighted to present a panel discussion with artists Aya Rodriguez-Izumi, Kiyan Williams, and Lizania Cruz, moderated by curator and writer Legacy Russell, author of Glitch Feminism and Executive Director of The Kitchen in New York City.

December 4, 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.