Calendar of Events

Aug
21
Sat
Building Resilience with the Community Mindfulness Project @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm

Did you know you have superpowers? Join the Community Mindfulness Project (CMP) and Education Assistant Lorena Sferlazza outdoors in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden with your kids and loved ones to learn ways we can build RESILIENCE, through guided meditation inspired by current exhibition Lucia Hierro: Marginal Costs! Perfect for families with children of all ages.

The Aldrich has partnered with the Community Mindfulness Project (CMP) for this family program series around our free Third Weekends. The series is inspired by the Museum’s current exhibitions and offered to nurture the growth and healing of our local community. CMP was formed in 2014 to offer a variety of science-based mindfulness and heart-opening practices to support physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. With an emphasis on community, CMP offers secular group meditations in libraries, wellness centers, and other community hubs, with weekly sessions free and open to the public for all ages, experience levels, and abilities. To learn more about CMP, please visit:https://www.communitymindfulnessproject.org/.

Oct
20
Wed
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Art History Class Series @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 20 @ 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.

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.

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.