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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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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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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

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Objects Like Us – Installation Images

Posted 07/20/18

Objects Like Us is a group exhibition featuring nearly seventy tabletop art objects by more than fifty artists. The exhibition explores the relational behavior of intimately scaled objects that personify or embody a human condition or attribute. On view May 20, 2018, to January 13, 2019. Photos: Jason Mandella

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Jessi Reaves: Kitchen Arrangement – Installation Images

Posted 07/20/18

Jessi Reaves: Kitchen Arrangement is an exhibition featuring sculptural works such as seating, cabinetry, appliances, and lighting – offering an object-based experience that is an expression of the home’s primal epicenter. Arguably the most experiential site in the house, the kitchen has evolved into a particularly feminine space, as shown here, where debate, inquiry, community, and experimental freedom ably congregate, so art and life can comfortably coalesce. On view from May 20, 2018, to January 13, 2019. Photos: Jason Mandella

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On Edge – Installation Images

Posted 07/20/18

On Edge is an exhibition that brings together seven contemporary artists whose work addresses the complex and dynamic terrain of the table’s edge – revealing the edge as a site where boundaries are both reinforced and tested, and where safety and danger coexist. On view May 20, 2018, to January 13, 2019. Photos: Jason Mandella