It is the mission of the Aldrich's curatorial department to present innovative, exciting, diverse contemporary art exhibitions and programs that focus on emerging and mid-career artists. We strive to offer exhibitions of the highest quality and provide opportunities for collaborative, artistic, and curatorial risk taking that respect both artist and audience.

Show Change at The Aldrich

The Museum will install the new 50th Anniversary series of exhibitions from Tuesday, September 23, through Friday, October 17. Several of the galleries will be temporarily closed, so we will offer free admission during this period. The new work will be celebrated at an Opening Reception on Sunday, October 19, from 2 to 5 pm. Thank you for your understanding.

Celebrating The Aldrich at 50

In 2014, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a series of exhibitions and programs highlighting not just the Museum's legacy, but also the relationship between the era in which it was founded and our current cultural landscape. With perspective gained through five decades, The Aldrich's formative years of 1964 to 1974 will be examined through a contemporary lens. The exhibition component of the anniversary will include three overlapping series presented over the course of a year. The first will feature a two-part exhibition—Standing in the Shadows of Love: The Aldrich Collection 1964–1974—of iconic, historical works that are representative of The Aldrich's early collection, acquired by the Museum's founder, Larry Aldrich. The second will present a group of new projects by contemporary artists whose work reflects the continuing influence of both art and culture from the 1960s and 1970s, in juxtaposition with the historical works. The third series features solo exhibitions of current work by established artists who were included in significant exhibitions during the Museum's first decade.

Mary Beth Edleson (1972–2014)
Six Story Gathering Boxes (1972–2014)
On view through April 5, 2015

Cary Smith
Your Eyes They Turn Me
On view through April 5, 2015