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Important Update

Please note: The Museum will be closed on September 19 for a Members-Only preview and September 20 for a private event.

Upcoming Events


Events in September 2020 in

September 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Poetry: Whose Lives Matter?

Participants read, write, and share powerful poems that celebrate equality and social justice.

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September 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm | Public Programs, Group Tours

Virtual Adult Tour: Rudy Shepherd’s Somebody’s Child

Join Aldrich Educator Dayne Encarnacion for a deep dive into artist Rudy Shepherd’s work.

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September 25, 2020 at 6:30 pm | Public Programs

Outdoor Concert: Lotus Chamber Music Collective - SOLD OUT

We are thrilled to present a two-part concert series featuring Lotus Chamber Music Collective set outdoors in The Aldrich Sculpture Garden.

Events in October 2020 in

October 1, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Member’s Tour of Frank Stella’s Stars with Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart

Join Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart for a private exhibition tour.


October 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Public Programs

Online ARTalk - Portraits and Healing with Artist Rudy Shepherd

Join artist Rudy Shepherd in a virtual talk about the nature of evil and healing in his paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

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October 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Public Programs

Film Screening: Jinn with Aldrich Teen Fellows

Aldrich Teen Fellows are pleased to present Jinn, a film by Nijla Mumin.

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October 11, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Twenty Twenty Member Opening

Join us for an exclusive members-only exhibition opening for Twenty Twenty before it opens to the public.

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October 15, 2020 at 10:00 am | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Story Time for Little Ones

Gather your little ones for our Virtual Story Time! Join Aldrich Educator Holly Lapine and Education Assistant Lorena Sferlazza over live video chat for a reading of You Matter.

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October 15, 2020 at 5:00 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Drink and Draw

Grab your favorite cocktail or glass of wine and connect for another virtual happy hour and drawing session!

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October 17 at 10:00 am to October 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm | Public Programs

Third Weekends

Visit the Museum for free the third weekend of every month!

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October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Children and Family Programs, Group Tours

Virtual Family Tour: Spectacular Sculptures

Take a field trip to The Aldrich from the comfort of your home! Join Aldrich Educators for an interactive family tour.

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October 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Poetry: The Secret Life of Everyday Things

The whole family is invited to take part in this intergenerational poetry “playshop” led by Aldrich educator Barb Jennes.

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October 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm | Public Programs, Group Tours

Virtual Adult Tour: Genesis Belanger’s Through the Eye of a Needle

Join Aldrich Educator Dayne Encarnacion for a deep dive into our exhibition Through the Eye of a Needle.

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October 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm | Public Programs

ONLINE - ARTalk: Honoring Women's Rights Pioneers with a Monument in Central Park

This ARTalk is an illustrated Zoom webinar panel discussion with Pam Elam and Coline Jenkins of Monumental Women, and sculptor Meredith Bergmann

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October 19, 2020 | Public Programs

Podcast Series: Hindsight is

We are thrilled to present Hindsight is, a three-episode podcast series in the radio play genre to be released weekly starting on Monday, October 19.


October 19, 2020 | Public Programs

Podcast Release: Alice Paul & Woodrow Wilson: Together Again in 2020

Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson continue their debate about women's right to vote.


October 22, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Member’s Tour of Frank Stella’s Stars with Exhibitions Director Richard Klein

Join Exhibitions Director Richard Director for a private exhibition tour.


October 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm | Public Programs

Virtual Talk: Alice Paul & Woodrow Wilson: Together Again in 2020

Join us for a virtual conversation with writer Tina Cassidy joined by Jonathan Mirin, Artistic Director of Piti Theatre Company.

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October 26, 2020 | Public Programs

Podcast Release: The Webbs

This episode features William Webb (1834 – 1868) an African-American civil war soldier from Connecticut in conversation with Ridgefield's William Webb (1916 – 1991) who started the Ridgefield Chapter of the NAACP.


October 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm | Public Programs

Anti-Racism Workshop: The Webbs

The Aldrich is thrilled to welcome Kirsten Ivey-Colson and Lynn Turner, the duo behind The AntiRacist Table.

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October 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Children and Family Programs

Virtual Halloween Storytelling

You are invited to join educator and storyteller Jane Steinman for a fun, family friendly evening of Halloween storytelling! Jane will tell two participatory stories.

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Events in November 2020 in

November 2, 2020 | Public Programs

Podcast Release: How Worried Should We Be? Hitler on Trial at Ridgefield High, 1934

In April 1934, Ridgefield High School's Economics Class held a mock trial of Adolf Hitler.

Events in February 2021 in

February 7, 2021 at 2:00 pm | Public Programs

ARTalk - African American Artists: Self Determination and Resistance from the Roaring 20's to 2020

This ARTalk features Stephanie Sparling Williams, Ph.D. who is a black feminist theorist and an Associate Curator at the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum. This lecture explores the themes of self-determination and resistance in art made by African Americans over the last century.


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