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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203 438 4519
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Ridgefield
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 7, 2014
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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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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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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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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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The Aldrich rarely disappoints--provocative installations, kid activities, teen offerings (with pizza), 20something minglers, outdoor events, and lectures. Even if you dislike an exhibit, you'll be talking about it--great resource for our town and beyond!

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Cold (really cold) winter day...."Let's go do something, indoors and close". Well, I decided to give the Aldrich a try with my teenage kids. Small and intimate, but uncrowded and very manageable, we all found the Aldrich to be a really cool destination. The current installation is concentric around music. Having been to the MOMA many times, we were all... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

There are always some intriguing exhibits here. although some fall into the pretentious category (really -- a slamming piano? The point is...?) Loved the recent exhibit of walking into a room filled with balloons. No cafe on site, but there are a number of good options in the area.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Beautifully located on the Main Street of lovely Ridgefield, the museum was in a state of flux when we visited. Most of the exhibit halls were closed as they were being renovated and/or future exhibits were being hung. However, it was free due to its current condition. Worth a return visit when it's up and running.

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stratford, ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We recently participated in a docent tour at the Aldrich. I can't remember the last time I had such a stimulating, entertaining, informative ,AND time sensitive museum experience. (and I have had many, in many towns and cities)

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