The Aldrich Gala Benefit and Auction

Saturday, May 6, 2017, 6:30 pm to 10 pm

Honoring Jack Whitten

The Aldrich Gala Benefit and Auction is the single most important fundraiser of the year. This event continues the Museum’s tradition of fostering artists who are at the forefront of contemporary art, mounting exhibitions that have a lasting impact in our field, and presenting dynamic education and public programs in our community.​

An Evening at The Aldrich

  • 6:30 pm: doors open, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Leir Atrium
  • 7:00 pm: remarks and A2A award presentation to Jack Whitten
  • 8:00 pm: seated dinner in the galleries
  • 9:15 pm: auction, dessert, and coffee in the Leir Atrium

Honoring Jack Whitten

Whitten has a long and distinguished history with the Museum. Founder Larry Aldrich championed and collected his work, which was included in The Aldrich exhibitions Contemporary Reflections 1971–1972 (1972); 30 Years: Art in the Present Tense, The Aldrich’s Curatorial History, 1964–1994 (1994); In the Flesh (1996); and the solo presentation Jack Whitten: Evolver (2014). Last year, Jack was awarded the National Medal of Arts, presented by President Barack Obama.

Generous support for the 2017 Gala Benefit and Auction is provided by Crozier, Sotheby’s and SONNEMAN. The official media partner for this event is Connecticut Cottages & Gardens (CTC&G).

For more information and to purchase tickets contact Jamie Pearl at 203.438.4519, ext. 118, or