Calendar of Events

Nov
21
Thu
Aldrich Uncorked: Abstract Painting with Linda Colletta @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Artist Linda Colletta leads a workshop to activate your mind, heart, and imagination with an evening of self-discovery through abstract painting. Whether you are an aspiring artist or looking for something fun and new, this workshop is perfect for you. Art materials and refreshments will be provided.

Nov
24
Sun
Member Meet and Greet with Artist Zoë Sheehan Saldaña and Curator Glenn Adamson @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Nov 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Be the first to see Saldaña’s exhibition There Must Be Some Way Out of Here and meet the artist and curator Glenn Adamson, senior scholar at the Yale Center for British Art.

Exhibition Opening: Zoë Sheehan Saldaña: There Must Be Some Way Out of Here @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of Zoë Sheehan Saldaña: There Must Be Some Way Out of Here.

The work of Zoë Sheehan Saldaña tends to hide in plain sight. Even her most elaborate undertakings, such as a reverse-engineered “Strike Anywhere” match or a hand-woven terrycloth towel, masquerade as objects you might toss away thoughtlessly, or stick in a drawer and forget. Underneath these acts of artistic camouflage lies a deep well of conviction, a drive to take full responsibility for things. For her exhibition at The Aldrich—the artist’s largest to date—the space will be populated by about fifty of her beguiling handmade artifacts. The exhibition is an extended meditation on self-reliance: the instinct to escape the anxious, sometimes hysterical tenor of contemporary life. Organized by Glenn Adamson.

The public is invited to interact with a “take one, leave one” box made by Saldaña containing objects selected by Exhibitions Director Richard Klein. We welcome participants to bring anything small to exchange at the opening exhibition.

Light refreshments will be served.

Nov
29
Fri
Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Inspired by Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, we invite participants to walk through her exhibition and to choose one of her handmade objects to make a representation of in The Studio with Aldrich educators using fabric, felt, and glue.

Dec
19
Thu
Aldrich Uncorked: Drink & Draw @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grab a glass of wine and join us in exploring the basics of drawing the figure with artist Lisa Scroggins. Draw inspiration from a live nude model while using a variety of materials such as charcoal, oil pastel, and graphite sticks. Materials and refreshments are provided, but feel free to bring your own drawing supplies.

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
Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Reflecting on the stark beauty of nature in our surrounding landscape this time of year, The Studio will host a workshop to create woodcut prints on paper inspired by Weather Report artist Bryan Nash Gill.

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
Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free for members or with Museum admission

Inspired by exhibiting artist Eva LeWitt, join Aldrich educators to experiment with unusual materials for art making as a collaborative installation in the Studio.

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.