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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main Street

Mission Statement:

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum advances creative thinking by connecting today’s artists with individuals and communities in unexpected and stimulating ways.

Foremost in Mr. Aldrich's vision was that the Museum should make contemporary art accessible to a variety of audiences. Over the course of its forty-year history, The Aldrich has become renowned as a national leader for its presentation of outstanding new art, the cultivation of emerging artists, and its innovation in museum education. Mr. Aldrich stayed active and involved with the Museum until his death in 2001, shortly prior to which The Aldrich's Board of Trustees, with Larry Aldrich, chairman emeritus, in attendance, had voted to proceed with a major renovation and expansion. Groundbreaking took place in April 2003, and the galleries reopened to the public in June 2004 with a new name, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.


SEW Savvy

Sunday, April 8, 2018
It is a wonderful museum and easy to navigate within a couple hours. I like that they a variety of art workshops every month and work with living artists. I don't always understand contemporary, but the docents are generally quite knowledgeable. I wish we were able to take photos in all the galleries, especially with the piece of the Berlin wall as I have never been to Germany. There is free parking right next door.

Daniel Kirkeby

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Excellent museum with some engaging exhibits. It's larger than you guess, and their collections run the gamut, as you'd expect from a good contemporary art museum. Unfortunately, it's also fairly expensive, at $20/person (it's not MOMA). And there's a bit of the uptight, conservative culture of Connecticut wealth. Which is surprising for a contemporary art museum. But overall well with a visit.

Deborah Blair

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
The Aldrich is a "contemporary" - modern art museum in the New England beauty of woodsy Ridgefield. It is small - - but wonderful architecture for the setting - the exhibits are constantly changing - so call ahead or view the website to see if a show may interest you. Support of this museum helps to keep the wonderful programs including after school and short camps for children going -as well as adult education and ongoing education for teachers. ALSO - parents and grandparents - you can have The Aldrich Museum is a great place to host birthday parties for the kids!

evan degasperis

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The event I attended was for charity and it couldn't have been more delightful. Catered by Ridgefield prime and the art exhibits were very cool very beautiful building for any occasion to be hosted there

Dutch Tessier

Saturday, April 7, 2018
Great place to check out art in a beautiful, relaxed environment. Rotating exhibitions keep visits gresh, and admission is reasonable.

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