Calendar of Events

Oct
22
Fri
Artist’s Garden Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Stroll through the stunning historic gardens on this guided tour that highlights the beauty and history that inspired generations of artists.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Oct
27
Wed
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Art History Class Series @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This five-session class series, which includes a visit with exhibiting artist Karla Knight and an off-site excursion, provides a roadmap to central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s. Designed to be dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking, participants will build skills to analyze, interpret, and discuss contemporary art while looking closely at The Aldrich’s current exhibitions. The classes will be held either in-person at The Aldrich or virtually over Zoom. The last class includes an in-person visit to the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT. Please check each session to see where it will take place. Participants may sign up for all five classes, or for individual class sessions.

“Getting” Contemporary Art is led by Danielle Ogden, M.A., Ed.M., Museum Specialist, Adult Learning at The Aldrich, and Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University.

October 20 – Off the Wall: A Look at Kinetic Sculpture from MoMA’s Alexander Calder Modern from the StartExhibition to Tim Prentice

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of the Sculpture Garden and the outdoor installation of Tim Prentice: After the Mobile.

October 27Material Transformation: An Exploration of Artists’ Use of Uncommon Materials from Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg to Vik Muniz and Hugo McCloud

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of Hugo McCloud: from where i stand.

November 3 – Otherworldly Visions and Visions of Paradise: Rethinking Artists’ Relationships with the Natural World and the Supernatural

This class will take place over Zoom and includes a tour of Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth and preview of Karla Knight: Navigator.

November 10 – Tour with Exhibiting Artist Karla Knight

Exhibiting artist Karla Knight will join the class for an in-person tour at the Museum of her exhibition Navigator, offering a personal look into her process and influences. This class will take place at The Aldrich and be accompanied by an art-making workshop in The Studio.

November 17 Field Trip: Brant Foundation

Enjoy an intimate tour and discussion of work by David Salle, an American painter known for his big, gestural, expressionist paintings at the newly re-opened, Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT.

Art and Agriculture Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This guided tour explores the agricultural history of Weir Farm, including the tenant farmers, historic barns, landscape and the artwork inspired by them.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Oct
28
Thu
Exploring Stone Walls Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ 735 Nod Hill Road
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Join a Park Ranger on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historical Park to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Oct
29
Fri
Artist’s Garden Tour – Weir Farm NHP @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Stroll through the stunning historic gardens on this guided tour that highlights the beauty and history that inspired generations of artists.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and first come first serve. Sign up at the outdoor visitor center. Interested in scheduling a group tour? Call 203-834-1896 x11.

Oct
30
Sat
Women and Art Guided Tour at Weir Farm National Historical Park @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This program, presented by Park Ranger Amanda, will examine the evolving role of women in the arts, including the lives of the three generations of women that called Weir Farm home.   These extraordinary women were scholars, humanitarians, homemakers, writers, historians, community organizers, and preservationists as well as artists. This educated, independent, and passionate group of women made a lasting impact on their community for over 135 years and ensured the preservation of Weir Farm’s legacy.

Weir Farm NHP celebrates and honors the effort, creativity and vision of all women.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

 

Nov
3
Wed
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Art History Class Series @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This five-session class series, which includes a visit with exhibiting artist Karla Knight and an off-site excursion, provides a roadmap to central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s. Designed to be dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking, participants will build skills to analyze, interpret, and discuss contemporary art while looking closely at The Aldrich’s current exhibitions. The classes will be held either in-person at The Aldrich or virtually over Zoom. The last class includes an in-person visit to the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT. Please check each session to see where it will take place. Participants may sign up for all five classes, or for individual class sessions.

“Getting” Contemporary Art is led by Danielle Ogden, M.A., Ed.M., Museum Specialist, Adult Learning at The Aldrich, and Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University.

October 20 – Off the Wall: A Look at Kinetic Sculpture from MoMA’s Alexander Calder Modern from the StartExhibition to Tim Prentice

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of the Sculpture Garden and the outdoor installation of Tim Prentice: After the Mobile.

October 27Material Transformation: An Exploration of Artists’ Use of Uncommon Materials from Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg to Vik Muniz and Hugo McCloud

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of Hugo McCloud: from where i stand.

November 3 – Otherworldly Visions and Visions of Paradise: Rethinking Artists’ Relationships with the Natural World and the Supernatural

This class will take place over Zoom and includes a tour of Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth and preview of Karla Knight: Navigator.

November 10 – Tour with Exhibiting Artist Karla Knight

Exhibiting artist Karla Knight will join the class for an in-person tour at the Museum of her exhibition Navigator, offering a personal look into her process and influences. This class will take place at The Aldrich and be accompanied by an art-making workshop in The Studio.

November 17 Field Trip: Brant Foundation

Enjoy an intimate tour and discussion of work by David Salle, an American painter known for his big, gestural, expressionist paintings at the newly re-opened, Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT.

Nov
10
Wed
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Art History Class Series @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Nov 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This five-session class series, which includes a visit with exhibiting artist Karla Knight and an off-site excursion, provides a roadmap to central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s. Designed to be dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking, participants will build skills to analyze, interpret, and discuss contemporary art while looking closely at The Aldrich’s current exhibitions. The classes will be held either in-person at The Aldrich or virtually over Zoom. The last class includes an in-person visit to the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT. Please check each session to see where it will take place. Participants may sign up for all five classes, or for individual class sessions.

“Getting” Contemporary Art is led by Danielle Ogden, M.A., Ed.M., Museum Specialist, Adult Learning at The Aldrich, and Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University.

October 20 – Off the Wall: A Look at Kinetic Sculpture from MoMA’s Alexander Calder Modern from the StartExhibition to Tim Prentice

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of the Sculpture Garden and the outdoor installation of Tim Prentice: After the Mobile.

October 27Material Transformation: An Exploration of Artists’ Use of Uncommon Materials from Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg to Vik Muniz and Hugo McCloud

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of Hugo McCloud: from where i stand.

November 3 – Otherworldly Visions and Visions of Paradise: Rethinking Artists’ Relationships with the Natural World and the Supernatural

This class will take place over Zoom and includes a tour of Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth and preview of Karla Knight: Navigator.

November 10 – Tour with Exhibiting Artist Karla Knight

Exhibiting artist Karla Knight will join the class for an in-person tour at the Museum of her exhibition Navigator, offering a personal look into her process and influences. This class will take place at The Aldrich and be accompanied by an art-making workshop in The Studio.

November 17 Field Trip: Brant Foundation

Enjoy an intimate tour and discussion of work by David Salle, an American painter known for his big, gestural, expressionist paintings at the newly re-opened, Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT.

Nov
17
Wed
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Art History Class Series @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

This five-session class series, which includes a visit with exhibiting artist Karla Knight and an off-site excursion, provides a roadmap to central themes and ideas that have influenced artistic practice since the 1960s. Designed to be dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking, participants will build skills to analyze, interpret, and discuss contemporary art while looking closely at The Aldrich’s current exhibitions. The classes will be held either in-person at The Aldrich or virtually over Zoom. The last class includes an in-person visit to the Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT. Please check each session to see where it will take place. Participants may sign up for all five classes, or for individual class sessions.

“Getting” Contemporary Art is led by Danielle Ogden, M.A., Ed.M., Museum Specialist, Adult Learning at The Aldrich, and Adjunct Professor at Fairfield University.

October 20 – Off the Wall: A Look at Kinetic Sculpture from MoMA’s Alexander Calder Modern from the StartExhibition to Tim Prentice

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of the Sculpture Garden and the outdoor installation of Tim Prentice: After the Mobile.

October 27Material Transformation: An Exploration of Artists’ Use of Uncommon Materials from Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg to Vik Muniz and Hugo McCloud

This class will take place at The Aldrich and includes a tour of Hugo McCloud: from where i stand.

November 3 – Otherworldly Visions and Visions of Paradise: Rethinking Artists’ Relationships with the Natural World and the Supernatural

This class will take place over Zoom and includes a tour of Adrienne Elise Tarver: The Sun, the Moon, and the Truth and preview of Karla Knight: Navigator.

November 10 – Tour with Exhibiting Artist Karla Knight

Exhibiting artist Karla Knight will join the class for an in-person tour at the Museum of her exhibition Navigator, offering a personal look into her process and influences. This class will take place at The Aldrich and be accompanied by an art-making workshop in The Studio.

November 17 Field Trip: Brant Foundation

Enjoy an intimate tour and discussion of work by David Salle, an American painter known for his big, gestural, expressionist paintings at the newly re-opened, Brant Foundation in Greenwich, CT.