The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | Kids Out and About Fairfield County, CT

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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258 Main Street
Ridgefield , CT , 06877
Phone: 203.438.4519
41° 16' 37.5528" N, 73° 29' 49.5024" W
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Emily Devoe
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The Aldrich is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States, and the only museum in CT devoted to contemporary art. Family and student programs are available regularly throughout the year.

 

Founded by Larry Aldrich in 1964, The Aldrich is dedicated to fostering innovative artists whose ideas and interpretations of the world around us serve as a platform to encourage creative thinking. The Aldrich, which served an audience of over 37,700 in 2011, is one of the few independent, non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States, and the only museum in Connecticut devoted to contemporary art. It is one of only twenty museums in Connecticut and only 318 art museums in the country to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. In 2011, The Aldrich implemented a new programming strategy of semester-long solo and group exhibitions united under overarching themes that link their content; the acclaimed gallery-based education programs use the work on view to help adults, families, and over 7,000 students annually to connect to our world through contemporary art. The Museum is located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. All exhibitions and programs are handicapped accessible. Free on-site parking. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. For more information call 203.438.4519.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Creative Family programs are rooted in the concept that artists—innovators fueled by curiosity, risk-taking, and experimentation—naturally connect with and stimulate the inherent sense of wonder in a child. The Aldrich trusts in the ability of families to explore sophisticated art and generate diverse ideas around and in response to it. Afternoon studios, camps, weekend workshops, and family friendly exhibition tours allow for peer-to-peer learning and intergenerational exchange.

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