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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.

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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

March 14, 2024 at 5:30 pm | Member Tour

Private Tour of Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years with Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart

Join Chief Curator Amy Smith-Stewart for a private tour of Loie Hollowell: Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years, the artist’s first solo museum presentation on the East Coast.

March 16, 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.

March 16, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Public Programs, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

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!

April 6, 2024 at 3:00 pm | Exhibition Opening, Member Preview

Exhibition Opening | Layo Bright and Elizabeth Englander

Members and friends, please join us to celebrate Layo Bright: Dawn and Dusk and Elizabeth Englander: Eminem Buddhism, Volume 3 before the exhibitions open to the public.

April 20, 2024 at 10:00 am | Free Admission

Third Saturdays

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

April 20, 2024 at 10:30 am | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Children and Family Programs

Story Time for Kids: Smile with African Style

Together, we will explore the artwork of Layo Bright, who uses glass to create sculptures that remind her of her family! Then, we will read Smile with African Style by Mylo Freeman and move to the Museum’s Studio to create our own fabric collages to represent our families.

April 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm | Third Saturdays, Free Admission, Group Tours

All Ages Discovery Tour

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!

April 20, 2024 at 6:00 pm | Special Event

2024 Aldrich Gala

Aldrich Gala raises essential funds to support The Aldrich’s mission of serving emerging and under-recognized artists.

May 9, 2024 at 10:30 am | Member Tour, Member Event

Patrons-Only Tours of The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation and NXTHVN

Step into the world of pioneering 20th-century artists Josef and Anni Albers at The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, nestled in the serene landscape of Bethany, CT. Afterwards we will head to nearby New Haven for lunch and a visit to NXTHVN.

May 16, 2024 | Member Event

Travel with The Aldrich: Omaha, NE

Travel with The Aldrich this spring to Omaha, NE, from May 16 to 19 to celebrate the opening of Raven Halfmoon: Flags of Our Mothers, at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.