Grab a glass of wine and join us in exploring the basics of figure drawing with artist and Aldrich Educator Lisa Scroggins. Draw inspiration from figure model Mercedes DeMasi, who will be in full costume, 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!
Imagine the sensations one experiences while hiking through a forest—the sights, sounds, and smells. This gallery experience is designed to activate your senses in similar fashion, no hiking boots required! Join Aldrich Educator and art therapist Holly Lapine on a journey through one of our current exhibitions, Weather Report. Discover how looking at contemporary art can be enhanced by stimulating all of our senses, and leave feeling centered, refreshed, and inspired!
In The Studio: Painting Adventures
10 am to 12 noon; 1 to 3 pm
We invite you to join us for a day of fun, exploration, and adventure. Looking at masters of the past like J.M.W. Turner, Aldrich exhibiting artists like Ellen Harvey, and other contemporary artists like Lois Dodd, participants will experiment with the ways in which painting, like a good story, can transport us into another time, place, or dimension.
3 to 4 pm
Museum educators will lead an introductory tour of the exhibitions on view. Appropriate for all ages, this tour will travel throughout the galleries, investigate key works of art, and invite conversations and observations.
Join Aldrich Educators for a special gallery tour stopping at key works of art in each of the three exhibitions on view. Participate in discussions, discover new artists and ideas, and dive into contemporary art during this Sunday afternoon tour.
Help us say goodbye to our current outdoor sculptures and welcome new works in a workshop celebrating our Sculpture Garden! Participants will create their own mini landscapes and sculptures using an assortment of surprising materials.
Join Aldrich Educator Susie Buckley for a gallery tour stopping at key works of art in each of the three exhibitions on view. Participate in discussions, discover new artists and ideas, and dive into contemporary art during this Saturday afternoon tour.
We are opening up the Museum for the day with food, activities, and three special performances, including two artists in the exhibition Weather Report.
Colin McMullan will activate his social project, Tree Spa for Urban Forest Healing, containing a wood-fired maple syrup evaporator funneling maple-scented steam into a spa experience. We invite participants to bring a towel and enjoy sitting in the steam of the native forest, including locally tapped maple trees.
Sean Salstrom will perform Indefinity Box, a performative sculptural work that reflects on the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
Ravish Momin and Val Jeanty will perform as the duo, Turning Jewels Into Water, which takes its namesake from the notion that water itself will become a precious commodity due to the effects of climate change. The duo transforms ancient rhythms into the digital realms, turns dance into ritual, and also absorbs and adapts different folkloric traditions into their musical vision.
Sip a glass of wine and join us to explore the basics of figure drawing in this fun and theatrical drawing session. Be inspired by Mercedes, our figure model extraordinaire, who will be in full costume, and experiment with a variety of provided materials such as charcoal, oil pastel, and graphite. Feel free to bring your own materials; no prior drawing experience necessary!
Registration required at shop.aldrichart.org
Join Aldrich Educators for a gallery tour stopping at key works of art in each of the three exhibitions on view. Weather permitting, we will focus on the outdoor Sculpture Garden installations, the last chance to see the works of Tom Friedman, Radcliffe Bailey, and Tony Tasset during their final weekend.
Join us for an artist workshop for participants of all ages with exhibiting artist Zoë Sheehan Saldaña. Sheehan will share kite-making techniques and lead the group in creating their own individual kites for flying! We invite the community to share their own kite-making traditions. If you would like to participate in sharing, please email us at [email protected].
Materials will be provided.
Weather permitting, we will be flying our kites outside in the Sculpture Garden.