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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

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Address: 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Phone Number: 203 438 4519
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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A little gem of a museum in Ridgefield

We live in Ridgefield and have enjoyed visiting The Aldrich for some time. It is a decent sized museum, particularly given the small town it is located in, and the exhibits rotate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Innovative and thought provoking exhibits around the interior and exterior spaces from international and domestic artists. An ever changing display of work is an adventure and a challenge to "Look- Look Again"

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We live in Ridgefield and have enjoyed visiting The Aldrich for some time. It is a decent sized museum, particularly given the small town it is located in, and the exhibits rotate with enough frequency to keep it fresh and worth revisiting periodically. Tuesdays are free, which is a perk as we sometime can make a Tuesday visit. It's terrific... More 

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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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46 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Connecticut
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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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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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Connecticut
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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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