Calendar of Events

Dec
1
Sun
Member Holiday Party and Curator Tour @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

‘Tis the Season to Celebrate our Members! Bring your visiting family and friends over to The Aldrich to cap off your holiday weekend. Enjoy a tour of our newest exhibitions with Exhibitions Director Richard Klein, then stop in The Studio for some seasonal fun and a special gourmet coffee tasting with Nick Bentley of Grounded Coffee Co.—taste, smell, and observe a range of dynamic coffees side by side, in a format that’s simple and fun for everyone! And, for your holiday gift giving, enjoy 20% off purchases in The Shop, and 10% off Aldrich Editions all day.

Dec
14
Sat
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The exhibition tour of RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE will take place on Saturday, December 14th, at 12:00 p.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery with the Curator of Education, Michelle DiMarzo. The exhibition will be available for view from September 13 – December 21, 2019.

By the early 20th century, Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) was widely regarded as the greatest European sculptor since Michelangelo. Rejecting 19th-century academic traditions that dictated what was “proper” in art, Rodin pursued his own deeply held belief that art should be true to nature. Working in clay, wax, plaster, marble, and bronze with vigorous modeling that emphasized his personal response to his subjects, Rodin explored new ways to express the vitality of the human spirit. He was also one of the first sculptors to embrace the fragment as a complete work of art, capable of conveying the same expressive qualities as a fully-finished figure. With his commitment to the free exploration of form and emotion, Rodin’s work paved the way for the development of 20th century modernist sculpture.

This special exhibition, organized and made possible by the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, presents 22 of Rodin’s bronze sculptures, which were modeled between 1860 and 1910. The works on view include preparatory studies for some of Rodin’s most important public commissions, such as The Burghers of Calais and The Gates of Hell, as well as portraits of French authors Victor Hugo and Honoré de Balzac.

 

 

 

Dec
21
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

In The Studio:Snow Studies

10 am to 12 noon and 1 to 3 pm

What does winter mean to you? Weather it’s cozying up by the fire or building a snowman, everyone enjoys winter in their own unique ways. To celebrate all things snowy, join artist Adam Handler to decorate your own melt-proof snowball! Be inspired by the artists in Weather Reportand their representations of snow in artwork and use paint, collage materials, and unexpected objects to create a one-of-a-kind snow sculpture of your own.

Gallery Tour:3 to 4 pm

Museum educator Cecilia Moy Fradet will lead an introductory tour of the exhibitions on view. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, stopping at key works of art, and invite conversation and observations.

Dec
23
Mon
Gallery Tour: Eva LeWitt & Zoë Sheehan Saldaña @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Aldrich educator Barb Jennes will use literary works (including Tom Sawyer) as tools to explore two exhibitions; Eva LeWitt: Untitled Mesh (A–J) and Zoë Sheehan Saldaña: There Must Be Some Way Out of Here.

 

Dec
27
Fri
Gallery Tour: Eva LeWitt & Zoë Sheehan Saldaña @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Aldrich educator Barb Jennes will use literary works (including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain) as tools to explore two exhibitions: Eva LeWitt: Untitled Mesh (A–J) and Zoë Sheehan Saldaña: There Must Be Some Way Out of Here.

Dec
29
Sun
Gallery Tour: Weather Report @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Aldrich educator Dayne Encarnacion will lead a tour through Weather Report sharing how science and art dovetail throughout the exhibition.