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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Address: 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone Number: 203 438 4519
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Type: Art museums, Museums
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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English first
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This year they are celebrating their 50th anniversary. There were 4 or 5 artists exhibited. Very interesting. Staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
46 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This should be at the very top of everyone's visit to charming, picturesque Ridgefield. In the heart of town on historic Main Street, it is a jewel of a contemporary art museum. Headed by a top flight team of art historians, artists, teachers and critics, the Aldrich is not only a town treasure, it is a national one, too. It... More 

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Somers, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you like art that, although it is made with little intelligence but tries to convince you that you are not smart enough to understand it, you will like this stuff. I agree with The New Yorker cartoon from the 1930's : " I say it's spinach and I say the hell with it".

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
21 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is no permanent collections, other than the monumental sculptures outdoors. But the changing exhibitions are fascinating, well curated. The children's program and adult lecture series are not to be missed. A wonderful, cutting edge place for art, tucked behind a perfect colonial house that fits in flawlessly with the lovely historic townscape.

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Wichita, Kansas
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224 reviews 224 reviews
111 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is not a museum where you will see old masters or early 20th century painters. The art work is challenging and at times confusing. You might not even acknowledge that it is art. But the museum is well laid out and not overwhelming. Tuesday are free. Frankly, we did not enjoy the exhibits but the museum lives up to... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Hoped to see some inspiring art, saw mostly what can only be described as questionable art. This is the second time I visited the museum and now the last. As others here say, the museum watchers hovered too closely, and while I expect they were informed docents, they crowded us unnecessarily. As for the exhibits, they were puzzling, making me... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Sometimes we want to see a good exhibit and just are not in the mood for the hour drive into NYC, so it is easily fixed with a visit to the Aldrich. Excellent exhibits, inside and out, openings, etc. Best times are summer evening openings.... try it if you are within an hour or so.... can't miss!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Weird exhibits like a room with giant sheets of tin foil. A bunch of "collages" where somebody ripped some pictures out of a catalog and slapped them on a piece of paper. A video of some people playing the same tune repeatedly on a piano and a recorder with little kids screaming (who could blame them)? You are followed around... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was our first trip to the ACAM and it will be our last. We are new in town and came for an event specifically marketed to families. However, upon arrival we were treated as if our children were spray-can wheeling hooligans. From the moment we arrived the staff was over our shoulders and remained there for our entire visit.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Having this museum in town is just a bonus to living here. The exhibits rotate periodically and they've included some controversial 'art' over the years, but it just makes the whole process that much more interesting. In the Spring you see busloads of tourists coming up from who knows where just to see what we have in our own backyard.... More 

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