The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to announce that it will debut a new fundraiser, In an Instant: Polaroids for The Aldrich, on July 6, 2020, to support the Museum in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The sale will be live on the dedicated micro-site, www.polaroidsforthealdrich.org, from 12 noon on July 6 to 5 pm on July 13. The Museum sent thirty-one alumni artists a Polaroid camera and asked them to return eight photographs. The artists responded creatively with work that is fun, serious, moving, and provocative.
The works for sale were made within the constraints of the Polaroid medium and the artists’ working spaces while sheltering in place. Each work is priced at $175, unframed. The purchase of a photograph will help sustain The Aldrich as it offers artists first museum exhibitions, first museum publications, and first public renderings of new directions. The participating artists have all had solo exhibitions at The Aldrich or have had work in group exhibitions.
In solidarity with the movement to end systemic racism and in recognition of the crucial importance of Black artists to a vibrant and healthy arts community, The Aldrich will contribute $5,000 from In an Instant to Black Art Futures Fund, a philanthropic fund that supports Black arts organizations.
Participating artists include: Huma Bhaba, Janet Biggs, Sebastiaan Bremer, David Brooks, Marti Cormand, Petah Coyne, Michael De Feo, Jeanne Finley, Kate Gilmore, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Lisa Kereszi, Joyce Kozloff, Michelle Lopez, Anissa Mack, Suzanne McClelland, Richard McGuire, Sean Mellyn, Jason Middlebrook, David Opdyke, Hayal Pozanti, Frank Poor, Peggy Preheim, Rosamond Purcell, David Scanavino, Michelle Segre, Alyson Shotz, Tony Tasset, Penelope Umbrico, Cheryl Van Hooven, Allan Wexler, and B. Wurtz. To learn more, visit www.polaroidsforthealdrich.org.