Common Ground

A newly launched initiative of The Aldrich, Common Ground is a collaborative program between the Museum, exhibiting artists, and partnering middle schools. Artists, viewed by The Aldrich as inspirational creative thinkers with a noteworthy ability to see the world through broad-reaching and cross-disciplinary perspectives, work directly with students in a week-long classroom residency to explore ideas, work as a team to make art, and take ownership of their learning experiences.

The program targets the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. The Museum’s artists-in-residence also work with teachers, administrators, and Museum educators on innovative curriculum development across subjects. The resources for teachers developed in this 2014/2015 pilot program will be adapted for use by the education community throughout the region.

For more information, contact Michelle Friedman, Head of Education and Academic Initiatives, at