Calendar of Events

Sep
21
Sat
Junior Ranger Family Fun Day at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Friends of Weir Farm National Historic Site are hosting a series of Junior Ranger Family Fun Days the 3rd Saturday of the month.  Special Junior Ranger activities with a unique theme will be offered each month. Stop by the pop-up tent outside the Weir House anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 to become a Junior Park Ranger!

Sep
26
Thu
Drink & Draw @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Enjoy a glass of wine and join us in exploring the basics of drawing the figure with artist and Aldrich staff member Noah Fox. Draw inspiration from a live nude model and experiment with a variety of materials such as charcoal, oil pastel and graphite sticks. Feel free to bring your own materials; no prior drawing experience necessary!

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Sep
27
Fri
Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Did the artist J. Alden Weir have a farm?  What type of crops did they grow?  What types of animals lived in the Weir Barn?

Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi every other Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a guided tour and learn about the agricultural history of Weir Farm.   Learn how the agricultural history and landscape of Weir Farm inspired J. Alden Weir’s paintings.

Registration: No registration is required, but parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

Sep
29
Sun
Member’s Only Director’s Tour @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Executive Director Cybele Maylone for an exclusive members-only behind-the-scenes look at The Aldrich’s upcoming Eva LeWitt exhibition before it opens to the public. Chat with Cybele to learn more about the exciting new exhibitions and programs coming up at The Aldrich this year!

RSVP to Kris Honeycutt, Head of Membership and Annual Giving, at khoneycutt@aldrichart.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 125, by Friday, September 27.

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Oct
4
Fri
Member Preview: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Be the first to preview The Aldrich’s latest exhibitions before they open to the public! Hear from Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and artist Eva LeWitt about the work in LeWitt’s first solo museum presentation. Explore how artists depict weather phenomena in the visual arts in the group exhibition Weather Report and hear from Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and artists Mats Bigert, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, and Ellen Harvey. Enjoy a glass of wine and light bites, tour the galleries, and enjoy 20% off in The Shop.

RSVP to Kris Honeycutt, Head of Membership and Annual Giving, at khoneycutt@aldrichart.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 125, by Monday, September 30.

Oct
6
Sun
Exhibition Opening: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Celebrate the opening of two exhibitions, Weather Report and Eva LeWitt.

Weather Report reveals the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another as explored by twenty-one artists, organized by Exhibitions Director Richard Klein. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere.

The first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985) will debut a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich, the artist’s largest to date, organized by Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart. LeWitt’s sculptural practice explores the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, and gravity.

Participate in a hands-on all ages art-making workshop harnessing the power of the wind to create one-of-a-kind paintings in The Studio throughout the afternoon.

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer on the front patio and purchase lunch from one of Fairfield County’s favorite food trucks while eating on the steps of the Museum’s outdoor amphitheater.

A roundtrip shuttle from Manhattan to the Museum is available. For more information and to purchase tickets visit shop.aldrichart.org.

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Oct
11
Fri
Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Did the artist J. Alden Weir have a farm?  What type of crops did they grow?  What types of animals lived in the Weir Barn?

Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi every other Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am for a guided tour and learn about the agricultural history of Weir Farm.   Learn how the agricultural history and landscape of Weir Farm inspired J. Alden Weir’s paintings.

Registration: No registration is required, but parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

Cloudspotting for Beginners @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, takes you on an illustrated tour of the sky. He shows you how to recognize many of the varied and beautiful cloud formations, from the fair-weather cotton tufts of cumulus to the UFO shapes of lenticularis clouds and the surreal undulations of fluctus clouds. He explains why clouds look the way they do and how they reveal the invisible movements of our atmosphere. In this enlightening and entertaining talk, you will understand why clouds are the most evocative and poetic aspect of nature, you will learn how cloudspotting is the perfect antidote to the pressures of the digital world, and you’ll discover that spending a few moments each day with your head in the clouds will help you keep your feet on the ground. Looking up will never be the same again!

Co-sponsored with the Ridgefield Library.

Oct
14
Mon
Portfolio Workshop @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Thinking about applying for art school but don’t know how to start a portfolio? Have questions for folks who also decided to pursue art? Join us at The Aldrich in The Studio for an interactive workshop and panel discussion with practicing artists from different backgrounds led by Shannon Carey, an artist and college admissions representative.

 

Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Drop-in throughout the day to design your own innovative artworks using provided art-making materials in our Studio! The Aldrich acknowledges October 14 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day and will have information available at the Front Desk about the lands on which the Museum operates.

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