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Eva LeWitt: Untitled (Mesh A–J) - Installation Photos

Posted 10/7/19

This fall, The Aldrich will present the first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985). The exhibition, the artist’s largest to date, will debut a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich. LeWitt’s sculptural practice explores the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, and gravity. Curated by Amy Smith-Stewart.

Photos by Jason Mandella.

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Art Aldrich: A Curated Art Sale and Silent Auction

Posted 11/15/19

Thank you for your support! Art Aldrich was a huge success and your participation allows us to present work by emerging, mid-career, and under-recognized artists, as well as publish catalogues and impact visitors through engaging programs.

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Weather Report - Installation Photos

Posted 10/15/19

Weather Report reveals the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere. Curated by Richard Klein.

Photos by Jason Mandella

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Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age - Installation Photos

Posted 06/21/19

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum will host the New York-based Canadian artist Sara Cwynar’s (b. 1985, Vancouver) first solo museum exhibition on the East Coast, Gilded Age. Cwynar’s practice spans photography, installation, book-making, and film, and surveys the transitory object-life of visual matter in our time of image infatuation. The exhibition will be on view at The Aldrich June 9 to November 10, 2019.

Photos by Jason Mandella

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2019 Benefit Bash

Posted 04/30/19

Thank you all for joining us Saturday, April 27 for our annual Benefit Bash! It was a special night at The Aldrich and we hope you enjoyed dining with friends, the tap dance performance, and honoring Harmony Hammond and Pam and Jack Baker.

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N. Dash – Installation Photos

Posted 04/2/19

The first East Coast museum exhibition of artist N. Dash presents work which spans painting, sculpture, photography and drawing and employs both natural and manmade materials, including pigments, adobe/ mud, jute, graphite, fabric, polystyrene, and found objects. Across these materials, the artist’s inimitable approach seeks to both record sensory and informational capacities of touch and render typically unseen conduits of energy: ecological, architectural, and corporeal.

Photos by Jason Wyche

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Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art – Installation Photos

Posted 04/2/19

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present the first museum survey of the work of the trailblazing artist, feminist and lesbian scholar, curator, activist, and author Harmony Hammond. Spanning almost fifty years, 1971 to 2018, the exhibition brings together her earliest painted sculptures and sculpted paintings, mixed-media and monumental “installational” paintings of the 1980’s and 1990’s, and recent thickly painted “near monochromes,” as well as works on paper, ephemera, and publications. Harmony Hammond: Material Witness, Five Decades of Art will be on view at The Aldrich from March 3 to September 15, 2019.

Photos by Jason Mandella

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How Art Changed the Prison: The Work of CPA’s Prison Arts Program – Installation Photos

Posted 04/1/19

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present an exhibition of visual art made in Connecticut’s correctional institutions over the past three decades, borrowed from current and former inmates, private collections, including that of the curator, and from the permanent collection of the Prison Arts Program, which is part of Community Partners in Action (CPA), a non-profit that focuses on behavioral change of both current and past inmates of Connecticut’s prison system, in addition to advocating for criminal justice reform.

Photos by Christopher E. Manning

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Helena Hernmarck: Weaving in Progress – Installation Images

Posted 11/19/18

Weaving in Progress is the first solo exhibition of Hernmarck’s work in the United States since 2012, displaying twenty tapestries. Many of the works are hung from the ceiling, so visitors can experience the complex three-dimensionality of her weaving technique, and the unusual materials she sometimes uses, such as leftover sequin material. The exhibition transforms the Museum from a place of looking to a place of making – the gallery space not only exhibits a selection of tapestries, but also functions as a weaving studio. Three days a week, Hernmarck, and her apprentice Mae Colburn, work at the artist’s five-foot-wide Glimåkra Countermarch loom.

Photos by Jason Mandella

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Aldrich Undercover: A Secret Art Sale to Benefit The Museum

Posted 10/3/18

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Aldrich Undercover, a “secret” art exhibition and sale, showcased over a hundred original artworks in the Museum’s Leir Gallery – the artists’ identities revealed only after the works were purchased. Guests tested their eye for contemporary art while enjoying a festive cocktail party. All ticket sales and art purchases benefited the Museum.

Photos by ChiChi Ubiña

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A Place at the Table: Community, Cuisine, and Culture

Posted 09/18/18

Thank you to all who joined us at A Place at the Table on September 14, 2018. It was a magical evening filled with great food and conversation. A special thank you to artist Risa Puno for joining us – gathering around Common Ground and seeing it illuminated made the night even more wonderful!

Photos by Chansoda Rouen