About the Aldrich

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.

Mission and History

Learn more about our mission, history, and founder, Larry Aldrich.

The Building

In 2004, the Museum completed a renovation and expansion project that more than doubled exhibition space.

Artists speak about The Aldrichs

"The Aldrich is one of those great 'what-if' places where the permission to imagine things differently is the everyday modus operandi." — Ann Hamilton

Staff and Trusteess

A committed group of staff and board members serve The Aldrich.