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Important Update

The Museum will be closing at 3 pm tomorrow (4/20) for our 60th Anniversary Gala.

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.

Core Benefits and Membership Levels

All Aldrich members receive the following core benefits:

Membership Levels

Artist/Educator/Student $50 Individual (fully tax deductible)
All the core benefits for one member
Proof of eligibility: a CV with exhibition history, artist website, current Student/Staff ID, upon request

Senior (60+) $90 (fully tax deductible)
All the core benefits for two members plus:

  • 15% discount in The Shop
  • $5 guest admission

Friend $100 (fully tax deductible)
All the above benefits for two members plus:

  • Free admission for two to the Whitney Museum of American Art

Family $150 ($100 tax deductible)

All the above benefits plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for the entire family
  • 10% discount on Camp Aldrich
  • Free admission to Storm King Art Center for up to 6 people per vehicle, per day. To reserve a ticket to visit Storm King Art Center, Aldrich Members should submit a request using the Free Admission Request Form. Response times may vary so please plan to book well in advance of your visit.

Contemporary Council $250 ($200 tax deductible)

All the above benefits plus:

Collaborators Circle $500 ($400 tax deductible)*

All the above benefits plus:

  • 10% discount on select Aldrich Editions
  • Invitation to select exclusive collection, gallery, and studio visits

Collectors Circle $1,000 ($850 tax deductible)*

All the above benefits plus:

  • VIP passes to select national and international art fairs, upon request
  • Invitations to all exclusive collection, gallery, and studio visits
  • Private tour for 10 guests upon request
  • Free Contemporary Council ($250) gift membership
  • Recognition on the annual donor wall

Aldrich Collects $3,000 ($400 tax deductible)

This premier membership includes two limited-edition, Aldrich artist designed artworks each year. In 2023, we are thrilled that exhibiting artists Hangama Amiri and Yvette Mayorga will be creating exclusive artworks for the membership. In addition to artwork, members enjoy private studio visits with select artists, and all the benefits of our Collaborators Circle membership, including VIP passes to international art fairs, private collection tours, and more. Past participating artists in Aldrich Collects include Genesis Belanger, Milano Chow, Oasa DuVerney, Florencia Escudero, Lucia Hierro, Karla Knight, Eva LeWitt, Tim Prentice, Duane Slick, Layo Bright, and Amanda Martínez. Membership availability is limited and is first come, first served.

Artworks are available for pick up at the Museum or for delivery within 20 miles to addresses in Fairfield and Westchester County. Shipping costs and insurance will apply for distances beyond this range. To join, please contact Holly Hart at hhart@thealdrich.org, or 203.438.4519, ext 118 for more information or to join.

Library $100 (fully tax deductible) For public and private libraries only

Purchase a Library Membership

Join or Renew as a Member

(excluding Artist/Senior/Student)

Aldrich members receive environmentally-friendly digital membership cards.

Questions? Contact us at 203.438.4519 or email development@thealdrich.org

If you prefer, please mail a check made payable to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. For further assistance, contact Holly Hart, Head of Membership and Events, at hhart@thealdrich.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 118.

Digital Membership Card FAQ

Having trouble with your digital membership card? Click here to access our Digital Membership Card FAQ.

Gift Membership

Share the excitement of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum with friends, family, and colleagues through the gift of an Aldrich membership. This gift opens the door to the area's premier venue for cutting-edge visual art and educational programs. You and your friends can experience the benefits of Aldrich membership together, while supporting the Museum and helping to expand our community.

Purchase a Gift Membership

Member Discounts

Aldrich, 109 Cheese & Wine, Bailey’s Backyard, Bridgewater Chocolate, Connecticut Muffin, Hayfields Market, Nod Hill Brewery, Prospector Theater, Tazza Café

The Aldrich’s Member Discount program is a special benefit only for Aldrich members. Simply show your active Aldrich membership card (physical or digital) at these local businesses to receive your members-only discount or free item. Some supplies are limited and may need to be picked up at the Museum. Restrictions apply.

109 Cheese & Wine
109 Danbury Road
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203.438.5757

7 Old Barn Road
Kent, CT, 06757
860.592.0366

10% off on cheeses, sandwiches and wines at the Ridgefield and Kent location. Excludes: liquor, beer, smoked salmon, platter fees, Jeni’s ice cream, Blue Hill eggs and meats, not available in the months of November and December.

Bailey’s Backyard
23 Bailey Avenue
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203.431.0796

10% off parties of 6 or less

Bridgewater Chocolate
559 Federal Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
203.775.2286

227 Federal Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
203.648.9783

12 LaSalle Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
860.570.0707

Parker Harding Plaza
165 Main Street
Westport, CT 06880
203.826.8777

10% off in-store purchases at these participating stores

Connecticut Muffin
108 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
203.972.7557

20% off all orders

Hayfields Market
1 Bloomer Road
North Salem, NY 10560
914.669.8275

50% discount on café items (excluding florals)

Nod Hill Brewery
137 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203.617.1191

One free drink coupon. Supplies are limited. Must be picked up at the Museum. One coupon for Artist/Educator/Student memberships, two coupons for all other memberships. Must be 21 years of age.

Prospector Theater
25 Prospect Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203.438.0136

One free movie pass. Supplies are limited. Must be picked up at the Museum. One pass for Artist/Educator/Student memberships, two passes for all other memberships.

Tazza Café
408 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203.403.3332

10% discount per order

Member Profiles

Read Sabeth and Aaron Albert’s member profile here.

Read Allison Meyler’s member profile here.

Read Deborah Barnett-Brandt’s member profile here.

Read Justin Christopher Carafotes' member profile here.

Read Joshua Grey's member profile here.

Read Cynthia Smith's member profile here.

Read Audrey Conrad's member profile here.

Read Catherine Lucia-Durante and Chis Durante's member profile here.

Read Alexandra Lunt and Catherine Lewandowski's member profile here.

Read The Murray Family's member profile here.


Related Events

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.

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

Memorial Day 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.

July 15 at 9:30 am to July 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 1 (Grades 1 to 3)

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.

July 22 at 9:30 am to July 26, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 2 (Grades 1 to 3) - AT CAPACITY

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.

July 29 at 9:30 am to August 2, 2024 at 4:00 pm | Camp Aldrich

Camp Aldrich: Week 3 (Grades 4 to 6)

Join us at The Aldrich for a full-day, week-long arts experience with Museum Educators and a practicing teaching artist. Campers explore the Museum’s three-acre campus, learn in the galleries, and incorporate the world around them into their art.



Top image: Visitors watching a performance of Sean Salstrom's Indefinity Box in the exhibition, Weather Report.