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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

Aldrich Gala 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

May 27, 2024 at 11:00 am | Member Event

Memorial Day Parade Porch Party for Members

Aldrich members, join us on the historic front porch of the Old Hundred building and cheer on the marchers of Ridgefield’s annual Memorial Day Parade.

June 7, 2024 at 5:00 pm | Special Event

Aldrich After Hours

Kick off the summer with Aldrich After Hours and enjoy drinks and special programming in the Museum’s galleries.

June 15, 2024 at 10:00 am | Third Saturdays, Free Admission

Third Saturdays

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program.

June 15, 2024 at 10:30 am | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

Bring your budding artists to The Aldrich for Story Time, in collaboration with the Ridgefield Library! Together, we will explore the work of artist Elizabeth Englander, who creates sculpture using wooden items, old broken toys, and found objects.

June 15, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Third Saturdays, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tours

Have you ever looked at contemporary art and wished you knew what it meant? Have you ever entered a museum not knowing where to start? If you answered yes, this free, interactive, and judgment-free tour of our current exhibitions guided by a Museum Educator is perfect for you!

June 22, 2024 at 5:00 pm | Member Event, Special Event

Member Event: Celebration of Esther Ruiz: Uncharted and Alexa West's Performance Gossip

Members, please join us to celebrate Aldrich Projects: Esther Ruiz: Uncharted and Alexa West's performance, Gossip.