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Important Update

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

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

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

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

Family $150 ($100 tax deductible)

All the core benefits plus:

  • Unlimited free admission for the entire family
  • 10% discount on Camp Aldrich and children's birthday parties
  • Free admission to Storm King Art Center. To reserve a ticket to visit Storm King Art Center, Aldrich Members should contact Storm King by calling 845.534.3115 and identify themselves as Aldrich Members at the Family level or above. Tickets cannot be booked through the Storm King website and must be booked by phone. 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:

Young Patrons Circle $375 ($325 tax deductible)

The Young Patrons Circle is a group for Aldrich supporters ages 20-40. Members of this group have a strong appreciation for contemporary art and artists and a desire to advance the museum’s mission to present significant and thought-provoking contemporary art.

All the above benefits plus:

  • Invitations to select collection, gallery, and studio tours

Collaborators Circle $500 ($400 tax deductible)*

*Give the gift of membership this holiday season. Join as a new Collaborators Circle member and receive the same level membership for free to give to a friend. To take advantage of this offer, please add your recipient's name, address, phone, and email to the Notes field in the Membership form, or contact Kris Honeycutt, khoneycutt@thealdrich.org for assistance. Digital membership cards will be directly emailed to recipient. Offer available through December 31.

All the above benefits plus:

  • 10% discount on Aldrich Editions

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

*Give the gift of membership this holiday season. Join as a new Collectors Circle member and receive the same level membership for free to give to a friend. To take advantage of this offer, please add your recipient's name, address, phone, and email to the Notes field in the Membership form, or contact Kris Honeycutt, khoneycutt@thealdrich.org for assistance. Digital membership cards will be directly emailed to recipient. Offer available through December 31.

All the above benefits plus:

  • VIP passes to select national and international art fairs
  • Private tour for 10 guests
  • Free Contemporary Council ($250) gift membership

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

This premier membership includes three limited-edition, Aldrich artist designed artworks each year. In addition, 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, Karla Knight, Lucia Hierro, and Eva LeWitt. To join, please contact Kris Honeycutt at khoneycutt@thealdrich.org, or 203.403.7364.

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 Kris Honeycutt, Head of Membership and Annual Giving, at khoneycutt@thealdrich.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 125.

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

Westport store coming soon!

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.


Related 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.



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