2019 Benefit Bash

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7 pm to 10 pm

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ridgefield, CT

Honoring Harmony Hammond and Pam and Jack Baker

Honorary Chairs
Georganne Aldrich Heller
Lucy R. Lippard

Co-Chairs
Maya Frey
Heather Gaudio
Rachel Carr Goulding
Amy Pal

Gala Committee
Diana Bowes
Kimberley Ryan Ekern
Kristina Larson
Amy Pal
Julie Phillips

Benefit Committee
(as of 4.17.19)

Alexander Gray Associates, Amadeo Family, Pam and Jack Baker, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bernstein, Diana Bowes and James Torrey, Eric Diefenbach and James Keith Brown, Linda and Michael Dugan, Kimberley Ryan Ekern and Nigel Ekern, Ericson Insurance Advisors, Maya and James Frey, Liz and Steven Goldstone, Rachel Carr Goulding and Peter Goulding, Elizabeth Quadracci Harned and Chris Harned, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, Helena Hernmarck, Meagan and Alexander Julian, Patricia and Lawrence Kemp, Ellen Kern, John Kiker and Dan Hulseberg, Kristina and Philip Larson, Amanda and Don Martocchio, Shaena C. McPadden, Kathleen O’Grady, Betsy and Ed O’Reilly, Amy Pal and Kevin Manley, Julie Phillips, Kirsten and Andy Pitts, PURE Insurance, Elena Shulman, Margaret Sullivan and Rick Lawrence

The Aldrich Benefit Bash is the single most important fundraiser of the year. Please join us for an evening of signature cocktails, dinner catered by Abigail Kirsch, and an exciting auction featuring exclusive experiences, artwork, and more.

The Aldrich will honor Harmony Hammond, whose first career-spanning survey will be on view at the Museum March 3 to September 15, 2019. Harmony is a trailblazing artist, a feminist and lesbian activist, as well as a scholar and curator whose work encompasses nearly five decades. Her inimitable approach unites Minimalist and Post-Minimalist strategies with a deep commitment to feminism and the recovery of neglected crafts to create a widely varied body of work that is rich with story and textural and visual resonance.

The Benefit Bash will also honor Pam and Jack Baker, Museum supporters and Litchfield County philanthropists. Jack served as president of the Connecticut Community Foundation, Pam serves on the Mattatuck Museum board, and they both received Patron of the Arts Awards from Governor Malloy in 2016. Jack, whose family owned and operated the Crystal Rock Water Company for over 100 years, founded Litchfield Distillery in 2015, making spirits with locally sourced corn and rye, as both a business venture and for the benefit of his beloved northwestern Connecticut community.

This event supports the Museum’s mission to present the first museum exhibitions for emerging artists, significant exhibitions of established and mid-career artists whose work is underrecognized, thematic group exhibitions exploring topics in contemporary art and society, and newly commissioned work. Accompanying all exhibitions are robust suites of educational and public programs for students, families, and adults.

Please contact Jamie Pearl, Head of Events, with any questions at jpearl@aldrichart.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 118.