Savor a cocktail at our exclusive First Fridays Pre-Party!

Posted 07/17/17

Toast your fellow members with an end of summer sampling of cocktails by acclaimed Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Chat with the distillers and participate in a tasting of award-winning artisanal spirits by one of the founders of the craft distiller movement who has been recognized by GQ, Details, The New York Times, Wine Enthusiast, and Jim Murray’s Whiskey Bible.

After the pre-party, enjoy a tour of the exhibitions while listening to Americana and bluegrass string quartet Switch Factory play an eclectic mix of blues, folk, rock, and jam band tunes at the last First Fridays of 2017.

RSVP for the pre-party to Kathryn Tufano,, 203.438.4519,extension 148, by Monday, August 28. Tickets for First Fridays may be purchased at the front desk the night of the event.


Join/Renew this summer and receive two free months and special discounts!

Posted 07/26/17

The Aldrich will be sizzling this summer, and we want you to be a part of it as a member!

To thank you for joining/renewing today, we have a special offer running now through August 31, 2017:

  • Add two free months to your annual membership
  • Receive summer discounts at the following Ridgefield establishments:

Bailey’s Backyard*
The Cake Box* (excluding cake and event orders)
Swoon* (excluding cake and event orders)
Terra Restaurant, Danbury**

Join at the $250 level or above and get a free gift – a signed Tony Matelli limited-edition poster.

*10% off bill before tax. One-time only. Tuesdays through Thursdays only.
**20% off lunch bill before tax. One-time only. Not valid on holidays. May not be combined with prix fixe lunch.

A summer promotion card will accompany membership cards. Promotion card must be presented at each location to receive your one-time discount. Promotion and discounts valid through August 31, 2017.

Save the Date for upcoming, exclusive members-only events!

Family Tour with exhibiting artist Beth Campbell followed by a Community Day
Sunday, August 6, 12:30 to 1 pm

First Fridays Pre-Party with a spirits tasting by Berkshire Mountain Distillers
Friday, September 1, 6 to 7 pm

Members Turn: Cocktails and Conversation with Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley
Friday, October 6, 6:30 to 8:30 pm


Want to visit 923 other museums? You can!

Posted 06/1/17

Did you know that with a $250+ membership at The Aldrich, you have free admission and benefits to over 924 cultural institutions around North America!

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association® is one of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 924 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, and science and technology centers.

By showing your Aldrich member card at participating NARM institutions, you receive:

Free/member admission during regular museum hours

Member discounts at museum shops

Discounts on concert/lecture tickets (see NARM website for restrictions)

To upgrade your membership and take advantage of this exceptional benefit, click here or contact Kathryn Tufano,, or 203.438.4519, extension 148.


Member Spotlight: Carole Glaser

Posted 05/30/17

Congratulations to Aldrich Museum Guide Carole Glaser (back row, second from left), who was recognized for her dedication and service by the Ridgefield Arts Council at the 2017 Behind the Scenes Honors held on May18. As a tireless volunteer in our education department leading Art Write and STEAM Tours, Carole has helped serve thousands of students from Ridgefield and underserved urban communities in Norwalk, Bridgeport, and Stamford. She is a liaison between the Museum and the Connecticut Art Docent Network (CADN) and is co-chairing the CADN docent conference, scheduled to take place at The Aldrich in 2019.

Thank you, Carole, for all that you do for The Aldrich and our community!