The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce that it will reopen at the end of June since closing in early March due to COVID-19.
The Museum will be reopening to members beginning on Saturday, June 20 and reopening to the general public beginning on Saturday, June 27. Timed ticket reservations are required for visitation and can be reserved or purchased here.
The health and safety of visitors and staff is The Aldrich’s top priority and the Museum has put a variety of precautions in place including that face masks are required to be worn in the Museum, a maximum of 45 visitors may be in the Museum at one time, touchless hand sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the Museum, high-touch surfaces are disinfected regularly throughout the day, and more. To see the full list of precautions, visit www.aldrichart.org/visit.
Special visitation hours have been designated for visitors ages 60 and above. Wednesday, June 24 is reserved exclusively for senior members. After June 27, Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 noon to 2:30 pm are reserved exclusively for visitors ages 60 and above.
The Aldrich has transformed its education space, The Studio, into a screening room presenting videos of past programming and new digital content including performances and studio tours. Additionally, curator-led audio tours are available for visitors to listen to at home or in the galleries via visitors’ personal digital devices.
Three exhibitions will be on view when the Museum reopens: Eva LeWitt: Untitled (Mesh A-J), a solo show by LeWitt featuring a large-scale sculptural installation, Weather Report, a group exhibition investigating art, weather, and climate change, and Zoë Sheehan Saldaña: There Must Be Some Way Out of Here, a solo show by Sheehan presenting a wide range of handmade objects that look and function like their industrially produced counterparts. In addition, three large-scale works of public sculpture, by Radcliffe Bailey, Tony Tasset, and Tom Friedman respectively, are installed throughout the Museum’s grounds.
The Aldrich looks forward to welcoming visitors back soon and believes in the transformative and educational power of art as a way to bring communities together.