Aldrich at Home: Goodbye Deer, Free Admission, Final Days of Polaroid Sale

Thank you to everyone who has visited The Aldrich since our reopening. Welcome back! For those planning a visit, tickets can be purchased here.

While the Museum is open we'll continue to share our latest digital content in this newsletter, on our website, and through our social media channels. We hope you’ll continue to follow along. 

Oh, dear, it's time to say goodbye to Tony Tasset’s deer

Sunday, July 19 is the last day to see Tony Tasset’s sculpture Deer in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden. Be sure to take your photo with Deer before it leaves! Our Sculpture Garden is free and open to the public dawn to dusk daily. 

Final Days: In an Instant: Polaroids for The Aldrich

Don’t miss the opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Polaroid by an Aldrich alumni artist! In an Instant: Polaroids for The Aldrich runs through Monday, July 13 at 5 pm. Browse available works and learn more about this unique fundraiser at www.polaroidsforthealdrich.org.

Third Weekend: Free Admission July 18 and 19

Third Saturdays are back and now two days! Visit the Museum for free the third Saturday and Sunday each month. Timed-entry ticket reservations are required and can be booked online here.

Third Saturdays are generously supported by Ridgefield Thrift Shop and Fairfield County Bank.

Aldrich at Home: Creative Kits

Take home an Aldrich at Home: Creative Kit, a new way to bring the Museum to you! Included are a variety of both familiar and unexpected art-making materials, as well as prompts and activities inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions to foster problem solving and creative play for your family. Creative Kits are $40 ($36 member) and can be ordered online at shop.aldrichart.org. Kits are available for pick-up at the Museum. Order your kit here. We're thrilled to partner with Danbury Grassroots Academy to provide their summer students with free Creative Kits.
 
Aldrich at Home: Creative Kits are presented with the generous support of J.P. Morgan

Virtual Programs at The Aldrich

Virtual Mindfulness & Movement for Kids
Monday, July 13
10 to 10:45 am
Free; Children of all ages
Space is limited; Register at shop.aldrichart.org

Join Aldrich Educator Susie Buckley over live video chat for our second session of this weekly series, centered around mindfulness!

Virtual Poetry: Words Worth Wonder!
Tuesday, July 14
1 to 1:50 pm
Free; Ages 8-13
Space is limited; Register at shop.aldrichart.org

In this session of our weekly workshop, Summer Syllables, Summer Sounds, young writers will join Aldrich Educator Barb Jennes over live video chat to explore a range of poetic tools.

Virtual Creators Club: Making Art, Making Change
Wednesday, July 15
3 to 4 pm
Free; Ages 7+
Register at shop.aldrichart.org

All participants will design an artwork that helps others grasp an idea or issue that they feel is often overlooked.

Virtual Story Time
Thursday, July 16
10 to 10:30 am
Free; Ages 6 and under
Register at
shop.aldrichart.org

Join Aldrich Educators Holly Lapine and Angela Rountos over live video chat to read Tree: Seasons Come, Seasons Go by Patricia Hegarty.

Virtual Family Tour: Spotlight on Genesis Belanger
Friday, July 17
3 to 4 pm
Free; All ages welcome
Register at
shop.aldrichart.org

Join Aldrich Educators for an introductory family tour exploring the experimental and uncanny world of Genesis Belanger.

Outdoor Talk & Performance with Artist Sean Salstrom
Saturday, July 25
12 noon to 1 pm
Free, space is limited; Register at shop.aldrichart.org

Join Weather Report artist Sean Salstrom and Exhibitions Director Richard Klein for a live discussion and performance of Indefinity Box, a performative sculptural work that reflects on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.