Calendar of Events

Jan
18
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In The Studio: Magic Marbling
10 am to 12 noon; 1 to 3 pm

Come out of the cold and join us in The Studio for an exciting workshop inspired by exhibiting artist Kim Keever! We’ll be combining familiar materials like ink and paint with surprising ones, like shaving cream, to create magnificent, fluid patterns and designs on paper. Things may get messy in The Studio, so dress appropriately.

Gallery Tour
3 to 4 pm

Museum educators will lead an introductory tour of the exhibitions on view. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, investigate key works of art, and invite conversations and observations.

Feb
15
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In The Studio: Painting Adventures
10 am to 12 noon; 1 to 3 pm

We invite you to join us for a day of fun, exploration, and adventure. Looking at masters of the past like J.M.W. Turner, Aldrich exhibiting artists like Ellen Harvey, and other contemporary artists like Lois Dodd, participants will experiment with the ways in which painting, like a good story, can transport us into another time, place, or dimension.

Gallery Tour
3 to 4 pm

Museum educators will lead an introductory tour of the exhibitions on view. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, investigate key works of art, and invite conversations and observations.

Mar
21
Sat
Super Third Saturdays: Tree Spa and Other Performances @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We are opening up the Museum for the day with food, activities, and three special performances, including two artists in the exhibition Weather Report.

Colin McMullan will activate his social project, Tree Spa for Urban Forest Healing, containing a wood-fired maple syrup evaporator funneling maple-scented steam into a spa experience. We invite participants to bring a towel and enjoy sitting in the steam of the native forest, including locally tapped maple trees.

Sean Salstrom will perform Indefinity Box, a performative sculptural work that reflects on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

Ravish Momin and Val Jeanty will perform as the duo, Turning Jewels Into Water, which takes its namesake from the notion that water itself will become a precious commodity due to the effects of climate change.  The duo transforms ancient rhythms into the digital realms, turns dance into ritual, and also absorbs and adapts different folkloric traditions into their musical vision.

 

Apr
18
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In The Studio: Stella’s Stars with Alissa Siegel
10 am to 12 noon; 1 to 3 pm

You’re invited to explore the newest additions to our Sculpture Garden, created by world-renowned artist Frank Stella, in this hands-on art making activity lead by artist and educator Alissa Siegal. Transform familiar and unusual materials alike to create your very own hanging star sculpture.

Gallery Tour
3 to 4 pm

An Aldrich Education will lead a tour of Weather Report. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, investigate key works of art, and invite conversations and observations.